Lobster – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
9M ago
The North American Lobster may be an item on a fancy menu, it is, first and foremost, an important wildlife species to our Atlantic coast’s ecology. Dive in, and discover this fascinating animal! In the mid-1880s – only ten years after the lobster boom began – overfishing drove the stocks to dangerously low levels. The industry stared collapse square in the face. It was saved by a combination of regulation, cooperation and good luck and remains a strong source of income today. Facts and Printables Lobster Colouring Pages Related Books Rural Life: Life in a Fishing Community $9.95 Thi ..read more
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Beaver – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
The Beaver - Canada's most iconic animal Credit: 3 Pence Beaver Stamp, Sandford Fleming, PD The beaver, pictured on Canada’s first postage stamp (see above), is an iconic Canadian symbol. Beavers have a historical place in the settling of Canada. Beavers make dams to create their own pond. Their lodges are made of a pile of sticks and mud with an underwater door for safety. Their paddle-shaped tail acts like a rudder when they swim, it props them up when they sit on land, it stores fat for the winter, and is used to slap the water to warn other beavers of danger. Beavers are herbivore ..read more
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Puffin – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Discover one of Canada’s iconic birds, the Atlantic Puffin! Puffins are one of our favourites – a most amazing seabird. The Atlantic Puffin, known in Canada as Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial bird, is the smallest of the four species of puffins? Their parrot-like beak changes colour in the year, from dull grey in winter to bright stunning orange in spring. They range in the North Atlantic Ocean, nesting in North America, Iceland, and the cliffs of coastal Europe. Young puffins ride the waves in the open ocean for up to two years before coming back to start their own families, in t ..read more
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North Atlantic Right Whale – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
These extremely rare whales spend the summer in Canadian waters. Once much more common, there are only about 500 of them left on Earth. Facts & Printables Right Whale Facts Whale Colouring Pages Interactive North Atlantic Right Whale Sightings Map Drag map for location and chose date to see sightings. Related Books Life Cycle of a Whale $9.99 Add to Wish list Remove from Wish list Add to cart Life in the Atlantic Ocean Tray Puzzle $7.99 Add to Wish list Remove from Wish list Add to cart Tuk and the Whale $8.95 Add to Wish list Remove from Wish li ..read more
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Lynx – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Did you know that despite its long legs, the Canada lynx cannot run fast? It prefers to lie in wait for prey, then pounce. The Canada Lynx, or Canadian Lynx ranges across Canada, into Alaska, and dips down to Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. It is medium sized, similar to the bobcat, with it’s front legs shorter than it’s hind legs, giving it a sloping appearance. The lynx can be distinguished from the bobcat by the black tip on it’s stubby tail. The Canada lynx relies heavily on the snowshoe hare for food. It’s population is secure though numbers fluctuate in relation to the population ..read more
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Pacific Salmon – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Discover the Pacific Salmon! Seven species of Pacific Salmon occur in B.C.: Sockeye, Chinook, Coho, Pink, Chum, Steeelhead Trout, and Cuthroat Trout. The smallest, Pink salmon, are the most abundant. The biggest, Chinook salmon, are the least abundant. Salmon are famous for their ability to return to the freshwater place of birth to spawn, including fighting their way up raging rivers – even jumping rapids and waterfalls. The Northwest Coastal First Nations relied on the salmon as one of their main sources of food. Facts & Printables Pacific Salmon Facts Pacific Salmon C ..read more
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Grizzly Bear – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Did you know that the Grizzly Bear is not true a hibernator? In the winter its body temperature may drop a few degrees and its respiration may slow slightly, but it can remain active all winter. Facts & Printables Grizzly Bear Facts Bear Colouring Pages Watch the videos below to see amazing footage of a grizzly bear using fancy footwork to get a salmon from a stream without getting it’s ears wet. Related Books Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear $21.00 Add to Wish list Remove from Wish list Add to cart Life Cycle of a Salmon $9.99 ..read more
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Caribou – Amazing Canadian Wildlife
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Caribou are large members of the deer family, who live in herds across the tundra in the north. Subarctic First Nations depended on the caribou for food, clothing, tools and much more. Few animals can survive harsh tundra conditions. Caribou feed on grasses in the summer. In the winter they dig through the snow to feed on moss and lichen. The hollow hoof is like a snow scoop perfect for digging out the snow to get at the food below. Caribou herds migrate thousands of km across routes they travel year after year. The predictability of the herds meant that northern indigenous people could cou ..read more
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Be a Detective – Animal Tracks
Northwoods Press » Canadian Wildlife
by Donna Ward
2y ago
Be a Detective – Animal Tracks Printable $0.00 Add to Wish list Remove from Wish list Add to cart Looking at animal tracks gives children a chance to observe, question, and think critically about what they see. Tracks present a mystery which piques curiosity and begs an answer.  Looking for animal tracks is a great opportunity to turn off the devices and enjoy the outdoors while combining science and geography with investigation and inquiry. You can keep a picture chart of the tracks you see, begin to notice patterns, and learn about animal behaviour. Try making your own tr ..read more
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