From easy-to-use apps designed as tools for your citizen science projects to picturesque wallpaper images for your computer, CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca offers a variety of useful downloads for your PC and mobile devices.
'Gardening for Pollinators' WebinarGardening is one of the simplest and most profound ways you can connect with nature. Thankfully, you have pollinators as allies to support you in your efforts. Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation as we take a look at Canada’s seven kinds of pollinators. You’ll discover their remarkable behaviours, their importance to our economy and well-being, and how you can help these allies in the simplest of ways.
A Bird-Friendly GardenA Bird-Friendly Garden Colouring Page
A Garden For Wild FriendsA garden for wild friends colouring page
A wildlife-friendly gardena wildlife friendly garden colouring page
Apple BlossomsDownload this apple blossoms wallpaper.
Bat Eviction TimetableAn eviction happens when there is an active colony within a structure. A one-way door is installed to allow bats to leave the structure, but they are not able to re-enter the roost.
Bat Exclusion CalendarIf you must exclude bats from your property, take a look at this calendar which outlines the most and least desirable times to do so.
Bat House ChecklistA few tips to make your bat house more attractive to bats!
Bat House Installation GuideEight easy steps to installing your bat house
BAT ROOST MONITORINGoin our “Help the Bats” project on iNaturalist.ca. You can participate as a citizen scientist by using iNaturalist.ca or the iNaturalist app (Android and iOS) to monitor your roost. The information allows us to track roost preferences and assist in a study to determine what bat house designs are optimal for Canada’s bats. To help you along, check out our step-by-step “How to Monitor Your Bat House Using iNaturalist.ca or the iNaturalist app” documents available at HelpTheBats.ca
Batty Colouring PageBatty Colouring Page
Beaverbeaver colouring page
Bike and Autumn TreesDownload this wallpaper.
Birch leavesBirch leaves
Bird Feeding handoutBird Feeding handout
Birding for FamiliesLooking for new ways to get outside with your family this summer? Birdwatching offers a great opportunity for you and your kids to connect with nature close to home. The best part? Birds can be found everywhere! Whether you live in a downtown high-rise or in the country, you’ve likely seen or heard one of our feathered friends close by. Join Birds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation for a family-friendly introduction to the world of birds and gain practical tips and resources to help you get started with birding. All that you need is a keen eye, a few basic resources, and your curiosity! Both adults and children are welcome to attend!
Blue JayDownload this wallpaper of Blue Jay
Bonavista, NewfoundlandDownload this wallpaper of Bonavista, Newfoundland
ButterflyDownload this butterfly wallpaper.
Canada Goosecanada goose colouring page
Canada GooseDownload this wallpaper of a Canada Goose in fall.
Certify Your Garden HandoutWhether you are limited to a small patio or have hectares of land, CWF would like to acknoledge your efforts in welcoming wildlife to your garden.
Chipmunk at PondDownload this wallpaper.
Creating Monarch and Pollinator HabitatPrivate landowners are increasingly interested in restoring areas of their property to provide improved habitat for Monarchs and other pollinators. While there is abundant information on small-scale gardening with native plants, there is much less on planting at larger scales, such as on one acre or more of land. Here is a brief introduction for landowners in southeastern Canada interested in restoring an area of an acre or more in a cost-effective way. Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed*, a document developed by the Xerces Society, is also available online
Creating Pollinator Habitat: Opportunities and Examples from Roadsides and other Right-of-WaysPollinating insects are in crisis across North America, with steep declines in some groups. This introductory webinar in our 2019-2020 Pollinator Series will discuss the opportunities that transportation, utility and other corridors present to increase and improve available pollinator habitat across the landscape. Examples from all sectors will be discussed, and the highlights of CWF’s 2019 pilot project in eastern Ontario will be presented.
Crocus Popping Out of SnowDownload this wallpaper.
Damselfly on a FernDownload this wallpaper.
Discover Canada’s Native Bees (French Only)Join Cécile Antoine -PhD Candidate in Biology at UOttawa- on her journey to discover native bees that you may encounter in your gardens and parks around Ottawa, or the rest of the country. Cécile will share her passion by giving details on the biology and ecology of wild bees. She will also explain her research findings on bees that nest in the ground, which represent ¾ of the species, and is the focus of her studies. Learn more on how to support wild bees by attending this webinar!
DucksDownload this wallpaper of Ducks.
EggsDownload this eggs wallpaper.
Fall in the GardenDownload this wallpaper.
Fall LeavesDownload this wallpaper.
Fall SunflowerDownload this wallpaper.
Fall WalkDownload this wallpaper.
Falling LeavesDownload this wallpaper of falling leaves.
Fawn in the ForestDownload this wallpaper.
Flicker in SnowDownload this wallpaper.
Fritillary butterflyDownload this wallpaper.
Gaillardia AristataDownload this Gaillardia Aristata wallpaper.
Gardening Basics Interactive ChecklistHow to start a garden.
Gardening for Butterflies HandoutNearly 300 species of butterflies inhabit Canada, some cloaked in brilliant colours, others less noticeable. The presence of these graceful creatures in our gardens is a blessing of vibrancy and beauty.
Gardening for PollinatorsHandout on pollinators
Golden CurrantDownload this Golden Currant wallpaper.
GoldenrodDownload this Goldenrod wallpaper.
Green ForestDownload this wallpaper.
Grizzlies FishingDownload this wallpaper.
Grizzlygrizzly colouring page
Grizzly at CreekDownload this wallpaper.
Haunted HouseFor Halloween, we’re featuring this illustration of a haunted house!
Helping Canada’s Pollinators in The GardenCanada’s pollinators play a critical role in our ecosystems, food production and economy through pollination. Some are also important in pest control. These tiny allies face many challenges, such as pesticide use and loss of habitat, making it more important than ever to support them. A great place to start is to ensure your outdoor space is pollinator-friendly.
Horseshoe Bay, Pukaskwa National Park, OntarioDownload this wallpaper of Horseshoe Bay, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario
How to Build a Bat HouseBuild your own bat house using this easy guide.
Hummingbird on flowerDownload this wallpaper.
Lady Bug and BeeDownload this wallpaper.
LeafsnapLeafsnap is a free mobile app that helps identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. It contains beautiful high-resolution images of their flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds, and bark. The app was created by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Leatherback Sea Turtleleatherback sea turtle colouring page
Make a Monarch Butterfly GardenThe Monarch Butterfly is a species that doesn’t stay in Canada for the winter — it flies as far as Mexico! That adds up to a migration of over 4,000 kilometres round trip (there and back). Monarchs are also listed as an endangered species on Canada’s species at risk registry, so we thought spring would be the perfect time for you to work on a project to help them! Here’s how to grow a garden they will love.
Managing Rural Roadsides for Pollinator HabitatLanark County Lanark County is a rural municipality in eastern Ontario – to the west of Ottawa, Ontario – managing approximately 600 kilometres of county roads. Since 2016, Lanark County has followed an integrated vegetation management (IVM) plan to control invasive plants, especially wild parsnip, that encroach on pollinator habitat. In addition to controlling invasive plants, the goal of the IVM plan was also to re-establish desirable native vegetation along roadsides. To achieve these goals, Lanark County changed mowing practices, implemented integrated control measures to reduce impact to desirable vegetation (i.e. targeted spot spraying, hand control of invasives, reseeding disturbed sites, etc.), and improved hydroseeding practices with native seed to promote pollinators. Lanark County has been successful in reducing invasive plant infestations and improving pollinator habitat on almost 450 hectares of rural roads, and now has the opportunity to share some lessons learned with other municipalities about how they can help improve pollinator habitat along roadsides.
MayappleDownload this Mayapple wallpaper.
MonarchDownload this wallpaper.
MonarchJoin CWF and HWW on the monarch! The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to present engaging and informative webinars that relate to conservation, wildlife and habitat. The webinars will last about 15-25 minutes, perfect for learners in grades 4-6 but relevant for any age group. If you miss one of the live sessions, you can watch them anytime online.
Monarch butterflyWe’re featuring a monarch butterfly nabbing some nectar for a mid-afternoon snack
Monarch WebinarTalking about monarch butterflies and how to help this species at-risk.
MossDownload this wallpaper.
Mountain Lady's SlipperDownload this wallpaper of a ladyslipper
Native Species, Nature's ChoicesNative Species, Nature's Choices colouring page
Natural Insect Control HandoutA garden is more than just plants. It may be tempting to reach for chemical pesticides. But while these products can be an effective short-term answer, they don't contribute to the long-term health of your garden.
New England AsterDownload this New England aster wallpaper.
Northern saw-whet owlDownload this Northern saw-whet owl
Nova Scotia CoastNova Scotia Coast
Plant It and They Will ComeHow one woman discovered the joys of creating a wildlife-friendly garden. Join CWF as Berit Erickson, pollinator garden blogger, shares her urban garden’s transformation from ornamental to wildlife-friendly. Discover how much easier it was than she thought and all the benefits she and her family now enjoy. So if the idea of creating a wildlife-friendly garden is daunting to you or you just want to get some new ideas, join us for this informative and inspiring webinar.
PoppiesDownload this wallpaper.
PorcupineDownload this wallpaper.
Prunus VirginianaDownload this wallpaper.
Pulling for BatsNative plants support diverse insect populations by providing food for adults and larvae. Insects will feed on nectar, pollen or leaves and some will forage on only one species of native plant!
RabbitDownload this wallpaper.
Raccoon chewingDownload this wallpaper.
RainforestDownload this wallpaper of BC's Rainforest.
Red foxRed fox
Red FoxDownload this wallpaper.
Rights-of-Way Habitat Restoration: 2021 Pollinator Webinar Series, January 21Thursday, January 21 at 11:00 am EST Learn about the New York State DOT’s involvement in the CCAA – a voluntary conservation agreement to protect Monarch habitat and what their transportation department is doing in terms of pollinator-friendly policies, evaluation, mapping, monitoring, research and efforts along their roadsides.
Robin on blooming branchDownload this wallpaper.
Robins at BirdbathDownload this wallpaper.
Ruby-throated hummingbirdDownload this Ruby-throated hummingbird wallpaper.
RudbeckiaDownload this Rudbeckia wallpaper.
Saturna Island, British ColumbiaDownload this wallpaper of Saturna Island, British Columbia
Signal Hill, NewfoundlandDownload this wallpaper.
Small Mammals PosterScampering from one shelter to another, small mammals can sometimes incite a seemingly irrational fear in people. For others, these critters’ food choices and burrowing habits stir up anger. And yet, these furry little creatures are an essential part of many healthy habitats. Their abundance makes them a valuable food source for many of our more popular predators such as owls, bobcats and wolves. In fact, some wildlife, such as the lynx, depend on many of these small mammal species for their very survival.Canada has a great variety of small mammals and although we couldn’t incorporate all of them here, we have managed to include representatives from each of our rodent families, with the exception of the already well-known porcupine.
Snowy DeerDownload this wallpaper.
Snowy EvergreenDownload this wallpaper.
Spooky NightDownload this wallpaper
Squirrel holding nutDownload this wallpaper.
Steller's JayDownload this wild wallpaper of a Steller's Jay.
SunflowerWe’re featuring a brilliant yellow sunflower soaking up some rays.
Swamp Rose MallowDownload this wallpaper of Iliamna rivularis.
The Build 38TH June at 1 pm EST Register » Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation and friends for a Totally Wild Webinar. Sail away with us to the Gaspé Peninsula, where high school students are building sail boats as part of an exciting new initiative that teaches science, math, history, geography and best practices on the water
The Build 46TH July at 1 pm EST Register » Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation and friends for a Totally Wild Webinar. Sail away with us to the Gaspé Peninsula, where high school students are building sail boats as part of an exciting new initiative that teaches science, math, history, geography and best practices on the water
The Meadoway: Planning and Restoring Pollinator Habitat in a utility corridor in Toronto, OntarioThe Meadoway is transforming a hydro corridor in Scarborough, ON into a vibrant sixteen-kilometre stretch of urban greenspace and meadowlands that will become one of Canada’s largest linear urban parks. Cyclists and pedestrians will soon be able to travel from the heart of downtown Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park without ever leaving nature. Over the next seven years, this site will become a place filled with butterflies, birds and wildflowers – a rich meadow landscape realized on a scale never before seen in Toronto. This webinar will help to showcase and walk you through the overall planning, permits/policies, education/outreach, communication and meadow restoration needed to create a project similar to The Meadoway.
The Value of TreesThe presentation will be around the value of trees to the environment, how to plant trees, value of trees to wildlife and their habitat. Also introduced will be their contributions to environments and employment around the world.
Tiger LilyDownload this Tiger Lily wallpaper.
TreesDownload this wallpaper of trees.
Trick or Treat!Trick or treat! For Halloween, we’re featuring this illustration of a gobbling chipmunk!
Vanderwater Conservation Area, Thomasburg, OntarioDownload this wallpaper of Vanderwater Conservation Area, Thomasburg, Ontario
ViolaDownload this wallpaper
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