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The American Crow

The American Crow

The American Crow, also known as Corvus Brachyrhynchos, belongs to the family of Corvidae, and is a native species found throughout North America. It is present from Alaska, down to British-Columbia, all the way east to Newfoundland ranging as far south as Florida (A.O.U., 1998). These birds migrate during the winter months to the more […]

American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia)

American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia)

General Natural History The American Beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) is a deciduous hardwood tree, native to eastern North America. Its habitat ranges in Canada from Nova Scotia to southern Ontario, and in the United-States from its western limit of Illinois, south to northern Florida (Forrester, McGee & Mitchel 2003). Although, it may have a wide […]

Natural History of the St. Lawrence Lowlands

This blog is the result of a University class at McGill University, as part of the program in Environmental Biology.  One of the objectives of this course is to explore the natural history of the St Lawrence Lowlands, including forest ecosystems such as the Morgan Arboretum.   Different groups of students prepare and publish blog […]