Tag: Ontario

January 9, 2023

As white-nose kills some bats, others expand their diets

Big brown bats may be taking over the ecological food niche of little brown bats due to the latter’s greater susceptibility to a deadly fungal pathogen. “We’ve gone from a...

June 1, 2022

Chytrid may have limited impact in Ontario

Surveys across Ontario have shown that while frog chytrid is widespread, the fungal disease isn’t necessarily as deadly in the second largest province in Canada as it is in regions...

March 3, 2022

Scientists find first possible case of COVID-19 transmission from deer to human

A new study in preprint reported the first potential case of a deer passing the novel coronavirus to a human. Researchers say they found no evidence of an elevated risk...

January 28, 2022

COVID virus found in Canadian deer

After the virus that causes COVID-19 showed up among white-tailed deer in the United States, scientists have detected it among wild deer in Canada. Tests of hunter-harvested deer have shown...

November 23, 2021

Manage industrious beavers in Canada proves difficult

Teaser: Outsmarting beaver instincts isn’t always easy Beavers may be a national symbol in Canada, but the large, stubborn rodents can cause problems for property owners and landscape managers. Beavers...

May 19, 2021

JWM: Hog-nosed snakes need sandy dunes for nesting

Saying eastern hog-nosed snakes are a little prickly is probably an understatement. When Laura Robson, a master’s student at the University of Ottawa at the time, would approach one, the...

January 4, 2021

Ontario heightens CWD precautions

The government of Ontario is increasing protections for deer, elk and moose from chronic wasting disease. The disease has not been found in Ontario, but it has affected cervids in...

September 14, 2020

Cross-border cooperation nets feral swine boar

Cooperation is often the key to successful wildlife management, especially when the species crosses international borders. Feral swine, also wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in the United States are widely accepted...

February 28, 2020

Northern snakes face increasingly unstable winters

A threatened population of massasauga rattlesnakes in Canada is facing increasingly unstable conditions at the northern end of their range. Massasaugas (Sistrurus catenatus) in Canada are divided into two populations....

December 30, 2019

As white-nose kills some bats, others expand their diets

Big brown bats may be taking over the ecological food niche of little brown bats due to the latter’s greater susceptibility to a deadly fungal pathogen. “We’ve gone from a...