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HELP THE BATS

Bats aren’t that much dif­fer­ent than us. All they want is a warm home to live in—even if that means mov­ing into yours! Avoid un­wanted house guests; this spring, build and in­stall a bat house on your prop­erty. Bats are great al­lies in the fight again in­sect pop­u­la­tions, and build­ing a bat house is easy and in­ex­pen­sive. It also makes a great con­ser­va­tion project to do with the kids. For free in­struc­tions on how build a bat house, and more in­for­ma­tion on Canada’s at-risk bat pop­u­la­tions, visit Helpthe­bats.ca!

MAKE YOUR GAR­DEN A FEAST FOR POL­LI­NA­TORS

It’s not easy to turn down a free buf­fet — es­pe­cially if you’re a pol­li­na­tor! The CWF line of Medal­lion Plants pro­vides a ver­i­ta­ble buf­fet to at­tract wildlife back to your gar­den, in­clud­ing im­por­tant pol­li­na­tors like bees and but­ter­flies. There are five dif­fer­ent Medal­lion Plant kits in all, each fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of plants put to­gether to specif­i­cally at­tract song birds, bees and but­ter­flies like the Monarch. It’s good for your gar­den and the plant. For a full list of re­tail­ers, visit Cana­di­anwildlifefed­er­a­tion.ca/pol­li­na­tors.

DOWN­LOAD THE INAT­U­RAL­IST CANADA APP

Need an ex­cuse to get out­side this spring? You can con­trib­ute to the on­go­ing in­ven­tory of Canada’s species by heading to inat­u­ral­ist.ca and down­load­ing your free inat­u­ral­ist Canada app. No mat­ter how you con­nect to na­ture, use the inat­u­ral­ist Canada app and help us con­tinue to track bio­di­ver­sity wher­ever you are.

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