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2022 Feed the Birds & get a Free Tree

Manitoba Bluebird Fund (MBF) was set up by Nature Manitoba with the goal of stopping the continuing decline in the number of songbirds in Manitoba, and to hopefully even see their numbers increase. One of the activities of the fund is to offer a financial incentive to homeowners in order to encourage the planting of trees and/or shrubs on their property that will provide food and habitat for Manitoba songbirds.

Big news for the Brokenhead Wetland

There aren’t many places in Manitoba where you can see carnivorous plants, brilliant orchids, and medicinal Ojibwe plants all growing in the same location. The Brokenhead Wetland has all those things and more. That’s why for nearly a decade local non-profit organization, Debwendon, has been working to protect this ecosystem and to educate people about why it’s so important.

Spurge Purge

Sunday June 19
Spurge Purge and Plant Walk - Join the Habitat Committee on their annual mission to count and pull out leafy spurge in study plots on one of our prairies. The plan is to meet at 9 a.m.

The Ecology of Wildfires

by: Lynsay Perkins

More than fifteen years ago a bear started a wildfire in Alberta. His accomplice? Human activity. It was a very rare and strange case where a bear climbed a hydro pole, and while tampering with the power lines caused enough sparks to create a forest fire. Of course most wildfires aren’t caused by curious bears, but this incident illustrates the point that we can’t always jump to conclusions about how humans impact the natural world.

Voting Green

Zabrina Yaremko has a B.Sc. In Environmental Studies and is passionate about nature and protecting it. Here is her critique of the 2016 Provincial Party's environmental platforms.