Today’s post comes from retired Quetico Provincial Park biologist Brian Jackson.
Anishinaabemowin is the traditional name for the language of the Anishinaabeg or Ojibway people who have lived for centuries on the land now known as Quetico Provincial Park.
In recent years, Quetico has taken steps to incorporate more Anishinaabemowin into educational material for the park.
Examples include the “Animals of Quetico in Anishinaabemowin” brochure available from entry stations, or the new Anishinaabemowin/Ojibway lake names display we are working on that will go into the Dawson Trail Pavilion.
But why should learning more about Anishinaabemowin be important to non-Indigenous people like myself who know very little of this beautiful language?
Continue reading An outsider’s view on the importance of Anishinaabemowin
Exploring remote forests, searching for rare species. Trekking through fields in hot, heavy gear to eradicate invasive ones. Using technology to monitor the ecosystems in parks and conservation reserves, and communicating conservation science to Ontario’s decision-makers.
Working as a biologist for Ontario Parks is sometimes action-packed and always rewarding.
Are you dreaming of spending your days working to protect and enhance ecological integrity in protected areas?
Well, here are five top tips from Ontario Parks ecologists to help make your dream a reality:
Continue reading So you want to be an Ontario Parks ecologist
Today’s blog comes from Piping Plover Biologist Monica Fromberger from Ontario Parks’ southeast zone.
Every year, Darlington Provincial Park runs a Piping Plover conservation program to help these special endangered shorebirds.
This year, the park’s plover lovers have done it again!
Lovebirds Blue and Miss Howard have successfully hatched, fledged, and raised all four of their chicks to migrate for the second year in a row.
Continue reading The Piping Plover power couple of Darlington
Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Our female scientists are absolutely integral to Ontario Parks, working as researchers, biologists, ecologists, and more!
Continue reading International Women and Girls in Science Day 2019