SEA Change! SEA Solutions! SEA the Future! Working towards the environmental, social, and economic well-being of area residents and all Islanders. Land LinesLeave those leaves on the groundLeaving leaves on the ground this fall can make a big difference for native pollinators, birds and other backyard wildlife.The places we protect for nature must be connectedThere is growing recognition of the critical importance of keeping and restoring conservation corridors. The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas released a report that helps set a vision for what this nature network could be.The ants that herd aphidsDid you know that some species of ants develop a mutually beneficial relationship with aphids? Ants protect the aphids from predators and, in return, the aphid’s honeydew provides food for the ant colony.The best free nature appsHere are some top apps to help you enjoy nature while learning about the plants and animals, and how to find your next outdoor adventure.Learning new things in familiar placesFind out what Brock Hussey, a returning NCC conservation intern, learned during this field season and the rehabilitated habitat that he witnessed.World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversityOctober 4 is World Habitat Day, and it's followed by Urban October, a month that encourages us to reflect on the state of our towns and citiesThree takeaways from a communications internship in conservationTyler Schroeder recaps his summer as a communications intern with NCC's Saskatchewan Region.Mouse-ear hawkweed: Friend or foe?A recurring question about invasive species management: when do we intervene and when do we let nature run its natural course? NCC summer intern Samantha Stegen talks about studying the impacts and management options for mouse-ear hawkweed.What’s that stuff on my tree? A guide to Manitoba’s lichensBright orange firedot lichens are common on Manitoba’s elm and oak trees. Learn about several types of lichen growing in Manitoba!The greatest tool in tackling climate change needs our help: natureAs we mark National Forest Week, let’s consider what our forests provide. Canada is home to nine per cent of the planet’s forests. From roots to canopy, trees continuously give. Starting beneath the ground, their expansive root systems help stabilize our hillsides and coastlines.