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A New Lease on Leaves

Make the most of fallen leaves! Thousands of bags of leaves get tossed into already overcrowded landfill sites every fall. Create a container to collect leaves in your backyard or schoolyard and start making mulch to perk up unhealthy habitats!
Nov 5th, 2020

Adopt a Little Brown Bat

Your symbolic adoption will help fund CWF efforts to address the threat to the little brown bat from white nose syndrome.
Sep 13th, 2022

Bat House Installation Checklist

Download this handy checklist to help you with proper bat house installation.
Sep 27th, 2022

Bat House Instructions

Step-by-step instructions to help you construct your own bat house.
Sep 22nd, 2021

Build and Maintain Nesting and Roosting Boxes

Many of Canada’s wildlife need trees as safe places to nest in the warmer months and escape poor weather and predators the rest of the year. Putting up birdhouses – aka nesting boxes – and roosting boxes can also make a big different for bird species.
Apr 23rd, 2021

Create Shelter for the Smallest Creatures in Your Backyard

With so many insects disappearing, we need to do all we can to help them out! Insect hotels are a great way to provide shelter for all sorts of important insects through the year. Whether you want to help bees or butterflies, moths or ladybugs, an insect hotel will offer them a safe home where they can stay warm during the winter and keep dry year round.
Apr 1st, 2021

Curb the Spread of Zebra Mussels

All of us can take steps to help curb the invasion of zebra mussels into Canada's lakes and waterways. Find out how!
Feb 18th, 2021


eBird is an online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance.
May 6th, 2021

Examine Your Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, that are generated by our actions. You can examine your carbon footprint by listing some of the ways you use electricity, your modes of travel, the things you eat and the stuff you buy within the footprint graphic below. Then identify a few ways you could save energy, reduce your impact, and prevent waste.
Oct 28th, 2022

Feed the Birds

People are lucky. When the cold weather arrives, we know where to go to get warm and find food. Birds have a tougher time—especially when it comes to food. They need lots of it to stay warm. This project can make their lives easier.
Apr 23rd, 2021

Half-Barrel Pond

A miniature water garden can offer critical breeding habitat for insects and amphibians.
Nov 5th, 2020

Helping Canada's Pollinators in the Garden

Canada’s pollinators play a critical role in our ecosystems, food production and economy through pollination. Some are also important in pest control. These tiny allies face many challenges, such as pesticide use and loss of habitat, making it more important than ever to support them. A great place to start is to ensure your outdoor space is pollinator-friendly
Mar 15th, 2021

How to Build a Bat House

Step-by-step instructions to help you construct your own bat house.
Sep 13th, 2022

How to Grow a Garden that Will Fight Climate Change

Climate change is at the root of rising global temperatures, the melting of Arctic sea ice, changing weather patterns and a rise in the amount and intensity of extreme natural events – from forest fires to hurricanes. Since carbon dioxide is one of the big culprits in the greenhouse effect, it’s up to us to find ways to remove that carbon dioxide from the air. One of those ways? Gardening!
Jan 14th, 2023

Keep the Waterfowl Comeback on Track

"Get quacking" and help keep the waterfowl comeback on track by creating nesting cylinders where waterfowl can feed, breed, nest, and rest.
Oct 28th, 2020

Make Dandelion Pesto!

People spend hours pulling dandelions up and putting them in the composter. But we’ve got a better idea. Why not try cooking with them?
Feb 18th, 2021

Monitor Your Bat House

Join our “Help the Bats” project on You can participate as a citizen scientist by using or the iNaturalist app (Android and iOS) to monitor your roost.
Sep 28th, 2022

More Fun with Dandelions

Here's a great idea for a school lunch —dandelion cookies. Find out how to make your own with this easy recipe!
Feb 18th, 2021

Paper Plant Pots

Starting plants from seed is a great way to learn about plant growth firsthand! Get kids involved in growing seedlings for their home or school garden by creating a window box filled with newspaper plant pots. To further support wildlife, consider growing plant species that are native to your region.
Mar 23rd, 2022

Plant a Bird-Friendly Garden

Canada is home to approximately 451 bird species and billions of individual birds. Despite their numbers, the threats leading to declines in North American bird populations continue to grow. Find out how you can incorporate bird-friendly trees and shrubs into your garden and landscaping projects.
May 5th, 2021

Plant a Butterfly Garden

Students plant a school garden to provide habitat for butterflies and other pollinators.
Mar 31st, 2021

Provide Nesting Materials for Backyard Birds

You can encourage birds to nest around your property if you provide sources of mud and nest-lining materials.
Apr 23rd, 2021

Put Up Nesting Shelves

Although some birds, like American robins, barn swallows, and eastern phoebes, won't nest in boxes, they'll gladly accept nesting shelves mounted on trees or tucked under the overhanging eaves of your home!
Nov 4th, 2020

Root out Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife is a strikingly beautiful wildflower that was brought to North America in the early 1800s. It put down roots - literally - in the east and spread rapidly westward. Find out how you can help curb the spread of this invasive species in your backyards and communities!
Feb 18th, 2021

Save the Birds With Window Stickers

In Canada an estimated 16 million to 42 million birds die each year because of bird collisions. By creating stickers and attaching the, to your window, you will prevent birds from colliding into windows and you will brighten you windows with colour too!
Apr 23rd, 2021

Shoreline Cleanup

From plastic straws to coffee lids, everything we throw away ends up somewhere. If it doesn’t make it to a landfill, it will find its way to waterways like rivers, lakes and oceans. It really doesn’t belong there – animals can mistake that junk for food and they can get tangled up in it too. Spend some time making a body of water near you a cleaner environment for the animals that live there with your own shoreline cleanup.
Jun 1st, 2021

Shoreline Habitat Report Card

Use this report card to keep track of signs of good or ill health along a shoreline.
Aug 30th, 2022

Toad Abodes

Check out these quick and easy outdoor projects to create habitat for toads in your backyard or schoolyard!
Oct 28th, 2020

United Nations | Act Now

ActNow is the United Nations campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability. Every one of us can help limit global warming and take care of our planet. By making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we can be part of the solution and influence change.
Oct 24th, 2022

Whip Up a Wetland

Creating a mini wetland in your backyard or schoolyard is fairly simple, and worth doing as it can attract a host of wet and wild creatures.
Jan 5th, 2021