Hiking in Canada: Polly Cove, Nova Scotia

Rugged, glaciated landscapes, open terrain, and spectacular views make the unmarked trails at Polly Cove on Nova Scotia’s South Shore a hiker’s paradise.   Polly Cove (or Polly’...

Canadian Mammals: Columbian Ground Squirrel

Perky and agile, the Columbian ground squirrel lives in colonies, inhabits alpine clearings, and hibernates for more than half the year.   May’s mammal of the month is the Columbian ground ...

Canadian Birds: Canada Goose

The big, handsome Canada goose dabbles for food, mates for life, talks with loud honks and flies the skies in energy-conserving V-formations called skeins.   During the past week, I’ve heard Ca...