Shorelines: Stories from our guides and guardians

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario.

Nature, science, and good company

By Candace Deschamps

Not only is the natural world visually stunning, but its birds sing the most beautiful songs for us all to hear. Pukaskwa National Park has been recording bird songs to help ensure these areas remain vibrant, healthy, and well preserved for future generations.

Pitcher Plants, Sundews, and Bladderworts, OH MY!

By Kimberly Teager

Carnivorous plants evolved in environments where nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, required for growth, are scarce. Rather than relying on soil, they obtain these essentials from insects and other organisms using different predatory strategies and specially adapted leaves and digestive systems.

A summer-long Mission for Monarchs

By Jeralyn and Michael Bohms

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site has embarked on a multi-year project to enhance the site’s meadow habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. In 2022, staff spent the summer monitoring milkweed to find out just how many monarchs are using the meadow around the fort’s ruins.

More than 350 in 2023

By Svenja Hansen and Cecil Chabot

This year marks the 350th anniversary of Moose Factory, a national historic site and the oldest continuous hub of Indigenous-European relations in subarctic North America. To mark the occasion and encourage community development and reconciliation, the Moose River Heritage and Hospitality Association (MRHHA) has launched a year-long commemoration.

Let’s Talk National Marine Conservation Areas

By Lisa Nyman

Parks Canada is developing the first set of general regulations under the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act to manage national marine conservation areas. Public consultation is open from April 11 to June 8. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the regulations. Your input is needed!

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