October 2018 – Light of City

Communications from the coast: Three days of travel as a student videographer

Communications from the coast: Three days of travel as a student videographer Getting a close up of the old-growth forest at the Gullchucks Estuary conservation area (Photo by NCC) From May to August of this year, I worked in Victoria as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) communications intern in British Columbia. I’m a writing […]

NCC staff share their Natural Happy Places (Part Two)

NCC staff share their Natural Happy Places (Part Two) NCC Saskatchewan staff and board members (Photo by NCC) At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) our staff members from across the country each bring a unique perspective to conservation nationally and in their home province. From forests to coastlines, like every Canadian, NCC staff have […]

More than Travel Guides, Maps Tell Nature’s Stories

Less than five years ago, the shrinking of Arctic ice, such as that near Iceland, pictured above, forced National Geographic cartographers to make a big, visible change in the newest edition of their atlas. Maps are far more than sets of instructions on how to get from Point A to Point B. They tell stories. […]

NCC staff share their Natural Happy Places (Part One)

NCC staff share their Natural Happy Places (Part One) NCC BC staff at Kumdis River Conservation Area (Photo by NCC) At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) we have staff members from across the country, each bringing a unique perspective to conservation nationally and in their home province. From forests to coastlines, like every Canadian, […]

The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

Beautiful Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, resides in the taiga biome, which is characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of larches, pines and spruces. ©Gabriel Caparo, flickr It’s mid-January, the time some people call the “doldrums,” a period of feeling low energy and a lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year season […]

How to camp with a baby/toddler (relatively) stress-free?

How to camp with a baby/toddler (relatively) stress-free? Camping with young ones doesn’t have to be stressful (Photo by Quincin Chan/NCC) Camping is many Canadian’s favourite pastime in the summer. What’s better than falling asleep under the Milky Way and waking up to the sound of chirping birds and the wind in swaying trees? Once […]

Wildlife Photo of the Week: American Bald Eagle

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected an American bald eagle in flight. © Larry Winter Photographer Larry Winter captured this image in Alaska. Have you taken some amazing wildlife photos during your travels? Submit your own photos for the […]