Monthly Archives: January 2017


Winter on the James Bay Road (Jan. 21, 2017)

If you wanted to see Woodland Caribou in the wild, how could you do it? They have been pushed so back into the far reaches of Canada that in most places you'd have to fly into some northern community. But there are one or two places where you can also drive into the north. It's [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:12+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|0 Comments

Searching for mammals in the Study Area (Jan. 21, 2017)

There were animal tracks all over the place at the Study Area, but apart from a few squirrels, we really had to search to see anything with fur on it. There were the footprints of all sizes of dogs along the walking/skiing trails, deer tracks crossing those trails, and muddy raccoon footprints leading from one [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:12+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Macoun Field Club, Macoun Study Area|0 Comments

Earth’s atmosphere (Jan. 14, 2017)

Why do puffy clouds have flat bottoms? This was just one of the many questions Rob posed as we explored different aspects of earth's atmosphere. Earth's breathable atmosphere is the only habitat we really, truly live in, but owing to the normal invisibility of air, we forget about it. So why are clouds flat on [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:36:12+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Macoun Field Club|0 Comments