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10 minute read - This is Part 1 of a 4 part series by guest author and ecologist, Joshua Robertson on how wildlife at the Yukon Wildlife Presere stays warm (thermoregulates) in the winter.In the south of the Yukon, winter has long since settled in. Snow has...
While the ungulates have already gone through their languages of love the carnivores are just getting started!
It’s a great time to hear the courtship calls from the lynx, arctic fox and red foxes. While the two species of foxes are the same gender (red foxes – males, arctic foxes – females), our lynx group consists of a male and two females and all three lynx will remain in the habitat together this season.
15 minute read and listen - With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we all have love on the brain... at least us humans do. Here at the Preserve the ungulates have already gone through their respective courtship rituals back in the fall. Nonetheless, it seems like a...
9 minute read - “Winter Is Here” series continues with the elusive enigma – Lynx!I, for one, love winter. What a unique time of year it is to be able to get outside in the short but cherished sunlight hours or total darkness for a hike, ski, or skate, then get inside...
Many Yukoners opt to live out of town to take full advantage of the space and solitude the territory has to offer. However, there are some perks to urban living: shorter commutes, general ease of access, and all the bugs you can eat! That last one might only appeal to one of the tiniest urban enthusiast: the endanger little brown bat.
Nights in the Yukon wilderness have a complex wildlife chorus. If you’re fortunate, you can hear the hoot of an owl, the howls of coyotes, the high frequency ultrasonic buzz of bats. Okay, you might not actually hear that last one. This article will show you we can use technology to pick up on bat sounds that our ears can’t catch.
What do the dates; August 7th, September 21st, and October 20th have in common? Well, each of these days the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre received a new patient, with each of those being an eagle. It started with the Golden Eagles arrival from Watson Lake, followed by a Bald Eagle from Jake’s Corner, and another Bald Eagle from Mayo. While an arrival of an animal into the centre for care by the team at the Preserve isn’t distinctive, it is unusual to receive an influx of eagles in the fall.
Got a case of the isolation blues? Me too. How about we go outside? One of the great advantages of
living in the Yukon is we have a lot of easily accessible green spaces we can enjoy while safely distancing
ourselves from others. But what’s living in those spaces?
The iNaturalist app is essentially a biodiversity encyclopedia that helps you connect with the species in
your own backyard. With the aid of this app you can go out explore, learn new things, and get a little
fresh air while you’re at it.
The Yukon is home to a wonderful array of biodiversity! During every season, the territory plays host to a dazzling range of wildlife both large and small from rare migratory birds to our hearty full-time megafauna. One group of creatures that really helps highlight the diversity that can be found in our territory is… the mosquito! I bet you didn’t see that coming.
6 minute read - Banner image photo credit: Syd Cannings, iNaturalistGram for gram, there are few creatures in the North that have the endurance, temerity and constitution equal to a Boreal Chickadee. An iconic small bird of the north, this species lives its entire...
Each of the last 2 years we have had the immense pleasure of connecting with northerners passionate about promoting local, connecting people and place and supporting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Yukon's wildlife. The team is back again this year with new, special...
This territory is full of incredible people of the north and without a doubt Steve and Bonnie Mackenzie-Grieve are among them! Every year, the Yukon Grain Farm donates a giant bag of, often brightly coloured but not considered beautiful, vegetables to the Preserve and its critters. This year, 1000lbs or so of carrots came in.