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The northern wheatear travels up to 14,000 km each way between the Arctic and Africa, giving it one of the largest migrations of any songbird. What makes this an amazing feat is that the tiny bird weighs less than an ounce, on average.
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The rufous hummingbird has the longest migration (approximately 5,000 km) of any bird in the world in proportion to its size. It breeds farther north than any other hummingbird, in Alaska and travels south all the way to Central Mexico in the winter. It migrates at odd times though; its southern migration is between July and October and its northern migration back to its breeding grounds is between February and May.
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Did you know that rattlesnakes spend the winter in communal dens(often with other snake species) found in rock slides,they are most times south west facing. Gradually slow their metabolism and activity as the weather cools. The snakes enter a state of hibernation until the weather get warmer.
They spent all winter in this dens usually from late October to April.

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Did you know ? As a defense, burrowing owls will mimic sounds of a rattlesnake to hopefully scare away predators trying to enter their burrow. Burrowing owls leave for their wintering areas in the southeastern United States and Mexico in September, and return to Canada in April.
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🌲 12 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas 🌲

4. Be Thrifty

Fast fashion especially is a huge strain on the environment. It takes a huge amount of natural resources to produce and distribute clothing, and the vast majority of it ends up in the landfill, even the donated stuff. 9.5 million tonnes of clothing end up in North American landfills every single year! So instead of buying new items, be it clothing or otherwise, look to thrift and consignment stores, garage sales, and other places people sell used goods. There is so much great stuff out there with so much left left in it. A thrifty gift is great for the environment as well as your wallet, and it holds such an important meaning any recipient should love and appreciate.
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The Pacific treefrog crawl into underground burrows if gets cold in winter or dry in summer. Their skin has a waxy coating thats helps keep them moist, that is why they can live away from water, they also eat the wax sometimes. The Pacific treefrog have the loudest and longest call of any frog in B.C.

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The Pacific treefrog crawl into underground burrows if gets cold in winter or dry in summer. Their skin has a waxy coating thats helps keep them moist, that is why they can live away from water, they also eat the wax sometimes. The Pacific treefrog have the loudest and longest call of any frog in B.C.

Photo credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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🌲 12 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas 🌲

3. Upcycle

Upcycling is the process of reusing items in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. This can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. You can re-purpose items, such as making a terrarium in a burnt out lightbulb or sewing torn clothing into slippers or scarves. Or you can simply transfer an item on such as gifting your favourite book so instead of sitting on your shelf collecting dust, it receives new love and appreciation (and reduces new items from being produced). What are some other great upcycling gift ideas?
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🌲 12 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas 🌲

2. Give Memories

This Christmas, give a gift that they'll remember forever. Memories far outlive any tangible present. You can still wrap it up and put it under the tree, but plan a meaningful experience like a local bird-watching or star-gazing tour. There is so much to see and learn about our incredible natural world, and guided experiences to do so make excellent holiday gifts. What are some memorable experiences you've been gifted in the past?
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While some carnivores enjoy chewing on bones, wolverines have extremely strong teeth and jaws that can crush bones and tear into frozen flesh. In the winter they primarily scavenge dead animals that have not survived harsh winters or been predated by wolves.

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