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An adult female Greater Short-horned Lizard that became ingrained in my family’s life. Photographed here just after consuming a grasshopper, note the “tobacco juice” on her lower jaw. This is not a post about research. This is a post about a single animal: an adult female Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) that has been a part of my family’s weekly… Read More
With the arrival of spring, western chorus frogs (WCF) have started calling from their breeding wetlands within southwestern Ontario! For the past two years Blazing Star Environmental has partnered with Canadian Wildlife Service and Trent University to create a volunteer-based, long-term, range-wide monitoring program for the WCF in Ontario. We are excited to announce that this program has… Read More
The 2017 CHS conference in Brandon, Manitoba, found us in Western Hog-nosed Snake territory, a fitting venue in which to present an interesting past experience with Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes. It was purely observational, but intriguing and question-begging—one of those field encounters that makes you go Hmmm… Because of the Narcisse snake dens, no Canadian knows better than… Read More