Biodiversity is a big word for the variety of life on Earth.
Biodiversity is you — and every other living thing on the planet. We see biodiversity every day, but it’s more than bugs and animals and trees. It’s about how everything is connected. If we lose one piece of biodiversity, the rest is affected.
Continue reading Why is biodiversity important?
Happy International Polar Bear Day!
Ontario’s frozen ocean coastline and ice flows of Hudson Bay and James Bay are home to the world’s largest predator on four legs. The story of the Polar Bear is one of survival and adaptation in one of the world’s coldest regions. Continue reading The Polar Bear: Ontario’s arctic giant
“The early bird gets the worm” usually makes us think of robins.
But the real early bird isn’t Robin Red-Breast. It’s the Canada Jay, also known as the whiskeyjack or Gray Jay.
Continue reading Canada Jays: the real early birds
In our previous post, we discussed the formation of stars from condensing balls of gas within interstellar nebulae, to the formation of open clusters of hundreds of sibling stars using images taken from the observatories in Killarney Provincial Park.
In this post, we will discuss how planets and life arose from the debris of star formation. Continue reading From the Big Bang to beyond: the astronomical origins of the universe – part 3