The Boreal Region is a massive expanse of forests, wetlands, and waterways covering much of the Northern Hemisphere.
Dr. Sonya Richmond, a geographic information system analyst with Bird Studies Canada, has a passion for conservation. This passion has led her to sell her house and put her career on hold to spend three years walking The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail) with her hiking partner, Sean Morton.
While cleaning up your property this fall, keep an eye out for the invasive plants known as burdocks (in the genus Arctium). Two of our friends in Toronto recently sent us a series photos showing kinglets that had died after getting caught in burdock.