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September 2009

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Look Who's Coming to Visit!
Millions of birds are winging their way from summer breeding sites in Canada to wintering grounds in the U.S., Central and South America. Find out how to make your yard a welcome stopover for the birds as they pass through your neighbourhood.
10 tips to welcome migrating birds

A Win for the Endangered Nooksack Dace
A tiny minnow has won a huge victory! A precedent-setting court ruling on the Nooksack Dace recognizes that identifying critical habitat is a key component of Canada's Species at Risk Act. Nature Canada research helped set this case in motion.
Details on this legal victory

PLUS: More commentary on the blog
Living by Water: Fall Edition
The cool, crisp days of autumn are here, and thoughts of warm afternoons by the water may seem like a distant memory. If you have waterfront property, prepare for the changing seasons with these helpful maintenance tips.
Read the guide

Urban Chickens Are No Legend
Local food is enjoying a surge in popularity. In our August Quick Poll, we asked you if urban residents should be able to raise chickens to produce eggs on their property. Your feedback was terrific! Read some of the responses and find out more about the urban chicken movement.
See the poll results

The Future of the Tar Sands
The Alberta government has unveiled a plan to guide protection of the boreal forest in the tar sands region. Find out what this plan means for endangered species and existing protected areas within the province.
Read more

Photo of the Month
The changing seasons provide us with an ever-varied portrait of nature. This month, a feathered friend shares a last song of summer.
September Photo of the Month

Around the Bend
Want to get involved with nature-related events in your area? Check out our calendar to see what's coming up, or submit details for your event.
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