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Maritime ringlet - a Canadian endemic found in only a few populations around the Baie des Chaleurs and Gaspesie.

The Maritime ringlet, a Canadian butterfly species found in only a few populations around the Baie des Chaleurs and Gaspésie. (Photo: Colin Jones)

Photo: Colin Jones
Through the Key Biodiversity Areas program, rare, endemic and underappreciated species are finally getting their due as important components of their ecosystems
Gina Rae La Cerva wild meat trail DRC

Author Gina Rae La Cerva in the Democratic Republic of Congo while researching her book, Feasting Wild. (Photo: The Hunter)

Photo: The Hunter
In her new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva explores the loss of biodiversity and connection to nature that has resulted from the commercialization of food

A photo of elegant sunburst lichen (Xanthoria elegans), an example of a specimen in the collection that citizen scientists may encounter on Expedition Arctic Botany. This lichen is an iconic Arctic plant species, but can also be found across Canada. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt)

Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt
Expedition Arctic Botany will allow curious members of the public to explore the plants of the Arctic region without leaving home, while contributing to our understanding of Arctic ecosystems

UBC prof and seahorse expert Amanda Vincent has won this year’s Indianapolis Prize. (Photo: Matt Mays)

Photo: Matt Mays
UBC prof Amanda Vincent won the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize for her work on ocean conservation

Start seeds indoors in the spring. (Photo: Mark Cullen/MarkCullen.com)

Photo: Mark Cullen
On May 15 we held a Twitter Q&A with gardening expert Mark Cullen and his son Ben. Here are their answers to some of your top questions.

This map of Manitoba compiled by A. L. Russell in 1871 depicts the province less than a year after it joined Confederation. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Library and Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, E011198151
A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

Cette carte de 1871 est la première représentant la province de Manitoba. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151
Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871
Ed Burtynsky
How “Photography 3.0” is helping us understand the world through a new lens
Rocky Mountain apollo butterfly

The Rocky Mountain apollo butterfly feeds on a specific type of succulent that grows in high alpine meadows. Climate models that factor in the insect and its food show that both are vulnerable to warming. (Photo: Alessandro Filazzola)

Photo: Alessandro Filazzola
Researchers modelling climate impacts on an alpine butterfly species found increased vulnerability when food sources are factored in
Blanding's turtle in a pond

Blanding’s turtles cross roads in May and June as females search for nesting sites. (Photo: James Paterson)

Photo: James Paterson
In highly populated areas where wildlife habitat is fragmented, citizens can play an important role in protecting species
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