Nature

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Joshua Kirsch and Dustin Bajer stand in front of trees in the Edmonton Urban Farm
News

Project looks to map saplings given to Alberta first-graders

For more than 60 years, the government of Alberta has distributed nearly 70,000 tree saplings to Grade 1 students during Alberta Forest Week. Now two local tree enthusiasts want your help to map those generations of lodgepole pine and white spruce.

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A large winged insect sits in the palm of a man's hand
News

Cicadas: The loudest insects you've never seen

Cicadas help create the buzzing soundscape of the city on hot summer nights, but the insects themselves are a rare sight.

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A blue and purple mushroom sculpture placed in long grass as part of the Game of Shrooms day
News

Foraging for art offers escape from the ordinary

In the early hours of a Saturday morning, dozens of hand-crafted mushrooms cropped up around Edmonton. Cardboard polypores rooted in the brick face of an Irish pub. Stained-glass amanitas dripped off tree branches along walking trails. Knitted toadstools and psychedelic polymer caps lay in long grass, waiting for collectors – or curious passersby – to discover them.

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A hare sniffs at some wood chips beside an eavestrough
Brief

The (biodiversity) battle of Alberta begins June 9

The BiodiverCity Challenge, which pits citizen scientists from Alberta's urban centres against one another in a friendly competition to document species, is holding its annual "BioBlitz" in the metro Edmonton region from June 9 to 12.

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