Bio kit SUTTON

Bio kit SUTTON
Biokit
MASSIF DES MONTS
SUTTON
TOURISME
.CA
Biodiversity at Your Doorstep
Four seasons of fun for the whole family!
With the Massif des monts Sutton BioKit in hand, come and explore the world
of living organisms and their fascinating and constant changes. The Biosphere
and its collaborators are pleased to offer you this family activity kit!
The Centre local de développement (CLD) de Brome-Missisquoi and the Corporation
de développement économique de Sutton (CDES) are working in collaboration with
trail managers and conservation organizations to provide you with a network
of environmentally friendly trails that respect biodiversity.
As an environmental museum, the Biosphere encourages citizens to take
action and get involved in environmental issues. In addition to presenting
exhibits and special events, the Biosphere develops educational and
awareness-raising products for a diverse clientele across Canada and
is a recognized clearinghouse for environmental information.
CLD de Brome-Missisquoi: brome-missisquoi.ca
CDES: infosutton.com
Biosphere: ec.gc.ca/biosphere
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Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
The Biosphere, Montréal
Photo: © Environment Canada
Did you say biodiversity?
Keep your eyes and ears wide open. Biodiversity is all around you with
its multitude of living organisms, ecosystems and their complex and
organized relationships.
Eco-friendly
tips for hikers
• Whisper. Above all, do not shout: you will scare
away the animals.
• Stay on the pathways so you do not trample
anything.
• Do not pick plants and do not bring animals
back with you.
• Keep dogs on a leash on pathways where they
are permitted and make sure to scoop up their feces.
• Do not light a campfire;―it is strictly
forbidden!
• Leave only your footprints and take only photos!
How the BioKit Works
1. Choose your trail.*
2. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, boots or snowshoes, and
bring a bottle of water, magnifying glass, binoculars, small mirror,
pencil and camera.
3. Carry out the suggested activities, while using the eco-friendly
tips for hikers.
4. When you get home, complete your diagnosis and share your
discoveries with your friends.
* Get a map of the trails from the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton,
the Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes, the Sentiers de l’Estrie,
the Ruiter Valley Land Trust or the Sutton Tourism Office.
Black bear
Photo: © Jianchun/Dreamstime.com
Underlined words are defined in the glossary on page 23.
In the electronic version of this document, available on the
BioKits website, the highlighted words are hyperlinks to websites.
Information available in French only.
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Massif des monts Sutton and Surrounding Region
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You are now on the Massif des monts Sutton.
This area includes the Réserve naturelle des
Montagnes-Vertes, which is the largest private
conservation area east of the Rockies. The land
was acquired in recent years by the Nature
Conservancy of Canada and is being developed
by Appalachian Corridor.
You are also standing in the heart of the
Appalachians. This 487-million-year-old mountain
range stretches from Newfoundland in Canada
to Alabama in the southern United States.
Many rare or at-risk species live here. You may
get a chance to follow their tracks or maybe even
spot the animals themselves.
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Sharpen your sense of observation!
Enter the number corresponding to the illustration in the appropriate box.
1
Appalachian mountain range
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White-tailed deer
2
Headwater lake
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Great Blue Heron in a wetland
3
Red trillium (spring flower)
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Bird of prey in flight
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Black bear
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Wild turkeys on farmland
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Bobcat
10 Snowshoer
Now, which of the items mentioned can you see around you?
Illustration: © Environment Canada — Artist: Marie Bilodeau J.
Today we are visiting:
Trail: _______________________________________________________
Date: ______________________________ Season: _________________
Departure time: __________________ Return time: _________________
Team of explorers: ___________________________________________
GPS coordinates (optional): ______________ Temperature: ____________˚C
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Weather
The season, weather
and time of your nature outing
n Sunny
n Partly cloudy
n Cloudy
n Rainy
n Snowy
n Windy
Illustrations: © Environment Canada — Artist: Caroline Brunet
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Jan_Neville
Pausing en Route
“I have a room all to myself; it is nature.”
Henry David Thoreau, author and naturalist
1.
2.
Stop for a few minutes in a spot that intrigues you.
3.
Imagine you are a bobcat. Crouch, lie down or bend over and look
between your legs. Do you see anything you had missed before?
Use all your senses to observe the phenomena happening in the woods.
Are the trees in bloom? Can you hear the frogs croaking? Can you
smell the decomposing soil?
will all influence which animals,
plants and natural phenomena—
reproduction and blooming for
instance—that you observe.
Return often so you can observe
the natural world of the Massif
des monts Sutton from different
perspectives!
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Male wood frogs croak in early spring to attract
females. They then fertilize the thousands of
eggs that the females deposit in the water.
In May, try to find these gelatinous masses in
small temporary ponds.
Wood
frog eggs
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Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
List three things you noticed:
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Lezh
Play it safe! Some plants and mushrooms
may be toxic. If you’re not sure, don’t touch them.
Plant Diversity
At first, as you make your
way up, the landscape will mostly
consist of sugar maples, yellow
birches and American beeches.
As you climb higher, you will see
white birches and balsam firs. At the
very top, conifers such as fir and red
spruce will be more abundant. Pay
attention to the vegetation and you
will see these changes!
Sugar maple
Yellow birch
Hobblebush
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1, 2, 3, discover nature’s
elders. Try to find the following trees
and shrubs during your outing and
check them off as you see them.
Touch the bark and describe its
colour and texture so that you can
recognize the trees even in winter!
American beech
Black cherry
Striped maple
Sugar maple, American beech, birch and hobblebush photos: © Isabelle Grégoire
Black cherry photo: © Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Striped maple photo: © Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
A Closer Look at Nature
Continue exploring by observing the underbrush plants.
Crouch down and take out your magnifying glass to find
a plant with small hairs that help it stay moist
a plant with thorns that repel hungry visitors
a tiny plant that forms a carpet
Have you made a strange or intriguing discovery?
Draw or describe it:
Photo: © J.Y./
Shutterstock.com
Observe the ferns
around you. These
non-flowering plants
are believed to have
appeared close to
360 million years ago.
Back then, they
measured more than
20 m high,―as tall as a
tree! Today, we still
find tree ferns in
tropical regions.
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Sensitive fern
Photo: © Claude Joyal
Spore-bearing
frond
Have a look at two different ferns. Using your
magnifying glass, look under the leaves
(called fronds). Do you see small brown or yellow
clusters? These structures contain spores, which
are used for reproduction.
The spores can also develop on other parts of the frond
or on fronds that are not leafy, as in the case of the
sensitive fern.
Change in Season
Please do
not pick them!
Operation Charm
The first weeks of spring are crucial for springtime
plants, which undergo most of their life cycle then.
The plants take advantage of the maximum amount of
sunshine at ground level to grow and bloom rapidly
before tree leaves block out most of the light.
Many of them must grow 5 to
10 years before producing
their first flower!
Red trillium
Painted trillium
In the springtime, try to see some of these treasures
that abound in the maple forest.
From season
to season…
If you were a pollinator, what would attract you
to these flowers?
Yellow
trout lily
Dutchman’s
breeches
Carolina
spring beauty
Photos: © Isabelle Grégoire
Did you know that… the leaves of the
red trillium smell like raw meat, which attracts flesh
flies—an effective strategy to ensure pollination!
Large false
Solomon’s seal
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I am the serviceberry.
Like other trees, I sleep
all winter long. When
springtime comes around,
I grow sweet flowers that
feed the starving
pollinators. Since I am
unable to travel, these
wonderful allies enable me
to reproduce.
During the summer, the sun
helps me grow, and I feed
those craving my delicious
tiny fruit. In the fall, I lose
my leaves and have a
well-deserved rest.
Taking Over New Ground
Plants have many ways of dispersing themselves.
For example, maple seeds are housed in a
wing-shaped structure that enables them to
travel. Do you think humans and animals can
spread seeds?
Eco-friendly tip:
Different shapes…
It is the cycle of seasons.
Look around you and look under your shoes.
Do you see a seed or fruit that is illustrated here?
Experiment: Throw a seed or fruit that you find and
observe what happens. How do you think these seeds
and fruit travel?
Helicopter
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Cone
Draw a seed or a fruit:
Exploding
capsule
Berries
Parachute
Maple fruits photo: © Steve Hurst, USDA-NRCS Plants Database
Cone illustration: © Isabel Julian
Helicopter, capsule, berries, parachute illustrations: © Isabelle Grégoire
Downy serviceberry
Photo: © John Ruter, University of Georgia,
Bugwood.org
Amateur Mycologists
Whether on the ground, tree bark or dead wood,
mushrooms decompose the abundant organic matter.
In doing so, they help produce nutrient-rich soil.
Many different species of mushrooms are
found on the Massif des monts Sutton.
Some are edible, but others are poisonous.
So, unless you are a specialist, do not
Photo: © Sylvain Deland
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touch them!
Photo: © Sylvain Deland
Find a mushroom and, using your mirror,
bend down and carefully look under its cap.
Are there gills, folds or tiny tubes? That is
where the spores, which are used for
reproduction, are found.
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
Did you know that… The visible part of the mushroom
represents only a very small part of this organism. Underground
is a network of filaments called hyphae. These are what decompose
organic matter.
Animal Diversity
Creepy Crawlers!
They are everywhere―in the water, air and soil. Insects and other
invertebrates are valuable allies for nature and humans. In the
forest, they work non-stop at decomposing dead leaves and
other organic matter. They are a key source of food for many
animals, in addition to playing a major role in pollination.
Observe a snag
(standing dead tree) or
carefully lift a log off the
ground to see creatures
scurrying about.
How many kinds of bugs
do you see?
Remember! Be sure
to put everything back
where you found it after
your observations.
Did you know that… we owe 70% of our
harvest to pollinators such as bees, ants, butterflies
and flies.
Snag photo: © Doug Lemke/Shutterstock.com
Illustrations: © Environment Canada
Artist: Louise-Catherine Bergeron
Fly photo: © iStockphoto.com/Dirk Rietschel
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Between Land and Water
Photo: © Appalachian Corridor
B
Throughout your outing, you will encounter temporary ponds and
marshy areas. These wetlands are essential to the reproduction,
feeding and development of many species, including amphibians.
To top it off, they also filter water and help control flooding!
Would you be able to recognize these?
A
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
D
Match the number with the photo of the species.
1. Redback salamander: Its back is reddish or brownish, and its
stomach is covered in an ash-like pattern. Since it does not
have any lungs, it breathes mainly through its skin.
C
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Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
2. Spotted salamander: The yellow spots on its back warn
predators that its skin is toxic.
Photo: © Appalachian Corridor
3. Gray treefrog: This small treefrog lives in trees and can
change colour in a matter of minutes, going from grey to
brown and then to green. Camouflage guaranteed!
4. American toad: Its glandulous skin contains a toxin that
protects it from predators.
Peer under a rock or log and perhaps you
will see a salamander. Carefully put
everything back when you have
completed your observations.
Answers: 1C, 2B, 3A, 4D
A Healthy Ecosystem
Citizen Science
We all depend on natural ecosystems. They provide living species with clean air
and water, fertile soil and shelter. They provide us with the materials we need to
produce our medication, clothing and food, among other things. Healthy
ecosystems are therefore crucial to the survival of all species.
Amphibians need a habitat that provides them with food, water, camouflage
and breeding areas.
Worldwide, the survival of
amphibians is seriously threatened
by pollution, and habitat loss and
degradation. Help monitor frogs and
toads in Canada by taking part in the
Frog Watch program.
Decide as a group on the elements needed to transform the
“No-Frog-Pond” below into an ideal habitat for amphibians.
Use your surroundings for inspiration! Then draw the elements.
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Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
Illustration: © iStockphoto.com/rich_push
Photo: © Critterbiz/
Shutterstock.com
Special Mammals
The Fisher, an
Amazing Predator!
The Bobcat
and Its Prey
How Eastern
Chipmunks “Chatter”
This member of the weasel family is the
region’s greatest hunter. It roams the
forest day and night in all seasons. It is
known as one of the few predators brave
and agile enough to hunt porcupines.
As a result, its head, neck and chest
end up covered in quills!
The bobcat will eat any of the small
mammals in the forest including the
snowshoe hare. Interesting fact: The
snowshoe hare and the
bobcat both have
long, powerful
hindlegs that
enable them to
run quickly in the
snow. Who will
win the race?
Eastern chipmunks use a variety of sounds
to communicate. They can utter hundreds
of chip-chip-chip calls a minute for
10 minutes! By doing so, they warn one
another about danger, mark their territory
and stay in contact while storing their
winter reserves.
If you were a fisher, what would you
find to eat?
Stop for a
minute and
be silent.
Do you hear
chipmunks or
other animals?
Sample one-month menu for
an adult fisher:
• one snowshoe hare or two squirrels
• 60 mice
• one porcupine
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Snowshoe hare
in its winter coat
Photo: © Amber Estabrooks/
Dreamstime.com
Photo: © robag/Shutterstock.com
Detective for a Day
White-tailed deer droppings
Follow the traces left behind… Most animals are discreet
or nocturnal, but they leave many traces behind them.
Like a detective, observe closely to spot signs of their presence.
No need to go very far—animals also use these trails when there are
few hikers out.
Claw marks
Check the signs you noticed during your outing:
Animal footprints in the mud or snow
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Branch browsed by a deer or moose, or nibbled by a hare or porcupine
Bark stripped off by a deer or moose
Claw marks on a tree
Droppings
Squirrel’s or bird’s nest in a tree or woodpecker hole
Other (hole in the ground, eggs, fur, bones, deer or moose antlers,
quills, calls or smells)
Fisher footprint
Photos: © Isabelle Grégoire
Did you know
that… Black bears
adore beechnuts, the nuts
from the American beech.
The nuts’ high nutritional
value helps bears store fat
for the winter.
Photo: © Environment Canada
Winter’s Here and Life Goes On
Winter is an excellent season for observing footprints in the
snow. Observe their shape, number of toes, direction in which
the animal is travelling and its gait.
Could you
guess the size of an
animal from the size
of its footprints?
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Photo: © Guy Langevin
A mysterious feline.
Is it a cougar’s footprint?
(Answer below)
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/
Paul Tessier
Because they have few predators,
are very
abundant in the region. Wintertime and
hunting are the only real means of
population control. Illustration: © Isabel Julian
white-tailed deer
Changing Altitude
At approximately 700 m in altitude, you will notice
changes in the landscape. You will go from a forest
dominated by deciduous trees to one in which conifers
are more abundant. A winter hike is a great way to
learn about conifers.
Answer: This is a bobcat’s footprint. A cougar’s footprint is very similar, but
it is larger, measuring between 9 and 10 cm.
Photo: © Claude Godin
White pine
Eastern
hemlock
White
spruce
Balsam fir
Conifers, Show Me Who You Are!
Find two conifers. Take turns closing your eyes and touching their
needles. Try to guess the type of conifer by having other members of
your group ask you the following questions:
• Do the needles roll between your fingers
or are they mostly flat? ________________________________
• Are they short or long? ________________________________
• Are they prickly or soft? _______________________________
• Are they bunched together or separate
from one another?____________________________________
• Do you recognize the smell? ____________________________
Check your answer against the conifer descriptions listed here.
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
Balsam fir: Flat, shiny and fragrant needles with
rounded tips. Two light blue lines appear under
the needle.
White spruce: Short, square needles that are
prickly and bluish green in colour. They give off
a harsh smell when crushed.
Red spruce: Short, square needles that are prickly
and yellowy green in colour.
Eastern hemlock: Very short and dark green flat
needles with rounded tips. Two light blue lines
appear under the needle.
White pine: Long needles grouped into bunches
of five needles.
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Wildlife Corridors: A Vital Link
At the highest point of your hike,
take two deep breaths and
admire the broad natural features
stretching out before you.
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
Wildlife corridors are areas that allow plants and animals to spread or travel from one
habitat to another to ensure access to food, shelter and breeding areas. Large
mammals such as the bobcat, cougar and black bear need large uninhabited
wilderness areas to survive.
In Canada, habitat loss caused by human activities is the main threat to biodiversity.
By maintaining wildlife corridors that link regions yet to be developed, we increase
the chances for the survival of all species, including humans.
How much space do you think you need to provide
for all of your needs? Discuss this among yourselves and,
when you get home, calculate your ecological footprint.
Treasures worth protecting!
At the Massif des monts Sutton, some species are becoming rarer or are
endangered… They deserve to be treated like the treasures they are!
Myth or Reality?
The cougar is a
species likely to
be designated
threatened or
vulnerable in Quebec.
Once present throughout
North America, it was
hunted heavily because its
fur was valuable and people
feared for their livestock.
Although the cougar is quite
rare in Quebec, unconfirmed
sightings in the Massif des monts
Sutton have been reported in
recent years.
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Photo:
© iStockphoto.com/
GlobalP
The Big Bad Wolf?
For the past century or so,
the grey wolf has been absent
from the region because of
overhunting and the reduction
of its home range due to urban
and agricultural development.
Its disappearance has had a
major impact on the food chain,
since it helps to control the
population of its prey, such as
the white-tailed deer.
Among the Conifers
I Breathe Through My Skin
Listen to bird calls. If you hear wee-o,
wee-o, wee-o-ti-t-ter-ee, perhaps a
Bicknell’s Thrush is nearby. It is so rare
and so extremely sensitive to human
activities such as logging that it has
been designated a vulnerable species
in Quebec and around the world.
At the bend of a small stream, you
may be able to spot a northern spring
salamander, a species that has no
lungs. A vulnerable species in
Quebec, it is currently found only in
the southern part of the province.
Bicknell’s Thrush
Photo: Dan Busby © Environment Canada
Photo: © Appalachian Corridor
Have you spotted any of these species? Help conservation
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Eric Isselée
efforts by reporting your observations to Appalachian Corridor.
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Beware, invaders present!
Invasive exotic species are a huge threat to biodiversity. Often introduced both
accidentally and intentionally by humans, they endanger the survival of indigenous
species because they tend to crowd them out. Competition is fierce!
On your way back, keep an eye out for invasive species!
Japanese
knotweed:
Also known as
Mexican bamboo,
this plant was
introduced in North
America at the end
Photo: © City of Montréal
of the 1800s as an
ornamental plant.
In addition to growing very rapidly, it
releases a toxin in the soil which prevents
the growth of other plants. It is invading
the banks of the Sutton River near the
village at an alarming rate.
Photo: © Leslie J. Mehrhoff,
University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Emerald ash borer:
Glossy buckthorn:
The larva from this small insect, a native
of Asia, feeds on ash wood. Present in
Quebec since 2008, it causes major
damage along its path. If you notice
this insect, a general yellowing of
the leaves or D shaped marks on
the trunk of an ash tree, please
contact the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency at
1-866-463-6017.
This plant comes from Europe, western
Asia and North Africa. It invades mostly
wetlands. It is rarely attacked by pests,
and the deep shadow created by its
foliage hinders the growth of indigenous
species.
Photo: © Klaus Bolte,
CFS-SCF, NRCan-RNCan
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Eco-friendly tip:
To prevent the spread of wood-boring
insects, avoid transporting firewood from
one region to another. Use local wood
only when it is permitted.
Glossary
Ecosystem: System consisting of living organisms and their physical environment in interaction.
Exotic species: A species not native to the environment in which it lives.
Food chain: Succession of living organisms that feed off one another in a predetermined order.
Habitat: Natural living environment of an animal or plant species.
Headwater lake: High-altitude lake whose water flows into a river or another lake.
Indigenous species: A species that lives or grows naturally in a region
without having been introduced there.
Pollinator: Animal, such as a bee, butterfly, hummingbird or bat
that transfers pollen from one flower to another.
Spore: Reproductive element of mushrooms, algae and certain
plants such as ferns.
Temporary pond: Small, shallow body of water that dries out
in the summer.
Wetland: Land submerged under water, temporarily or
permanently, and characterized by the presence of plants
adapted to water-saturated soils.
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
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My Diagnosis
The biodiversity
of the natural
environment
visited:
You just finished taking
a hike that was rich in
discoveries! Keep them
fresh in your mind.
Complete a diagnosis of
your visit by filling in the
following information.
Note: This diagnosis can
be printed directly from
the BioKits website and
used for other visits.
Check the Several things
boxes that apply
Excellent!
Not bad but … must be improved!
General impression
regarding the location visited
Animal diversity
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Plant diversity
Presence of wetlands
Presence of wildlife corridors
Existence of a protected
area with limited access
Explore other BioKits and
complementary activities
by visiting ec.gc.ca/
biotrousses-biokits.
Presence of a waterway,
pond or lake
Signs of human disturbance:
visible pollutants, dumping,
logging, etc.
Low Moderate
High
Wood Turtle
Presence of exotic
invasive species
Photo: © Appalachian
Corridor
Number of roads, snowmobile or
ATV trails crossed during the hike
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In which column did you
check off the most boxes?
This will give you a good general idea of how
well the area is doing in the conservation and
protection of biodiversity. The thought of
taking action out in “the wilderness” may
seem overwhelming at first. Here are a few
suggestions to get you started.
Recommendations:
Enjoy this environment and
help preserve species at
risk in the area by acting in
a responsible, ethical way
when outdoors.
Encourage friends, family
and community members to
follow your example.
Take pictures of specific points of
interest, like areas where animals
feed or rest, or patches of flowering
plants. Revisit these places with your
photos and see how they change
over time.
You can also discover the different
species in the region by joining a
group of wildlife observers to survey
birds, frogs or plants in the area.
Many heads are better than
one! Talk to people about
your concerns; they might
join your improvement efforts.
Learn to identify invasive
alien species. Record and
report them; if possible, help
organize a friendly gettogether to remove them.
Think Back on Your Outing
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Back home,
create a keepsake of your
excursion by producing a drawing, story, poem, photo,
collage or other souvenir!
Wild turkey
Photo: © Parks Canada,
A. Guindon
Don’t forget to identify the species
you photographed: borrow an
identification guide from the library
or do an Internet search.
Back Home
How will you help conserve biodiversity in the region?
Decide on a specific action that you can take as a family!
Get interested and involved in preserving your surroundings. Become
a member of a local organization devoted to the development,
restoration or conservation of the Massif des monts Sutton.
Monarch
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/
AmbientIdeas
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Harlequin
blue flag
Photo:
© Chantal Lepire
Leave dead trees in place and
do not burn the branches: animals
use these for shelter and food.
Use indigenous plants in your
landscaping. Try attracting pollinators
and birds – even better!
Become an environmentally friendly
gardener. Do not use pesticides.
These are prohibited in Quebec!
Photo: © MRC Brome-Missisquoi
Compost naturally
fertilizes the soil
and encourages
biodiversity!
Volunteer to take
part in organized
clean-ups or hikes.
Photo: © Richard Leclerc, Publici-Terre
Contribute to the safeguarding of exceptional
ecosystems or to the creation of wildlife corridors
by donating land through the Ecological Gifts
Program or contact your local conservation group.
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Martine Doucet
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Buy certified products that
come from sustainable
logging operations.
Vegetables photo: © Ivonne Wierink/Dreamstime.com
Grass and dandelions photo: © iStockphoto.com/
MikhailMishchenko and Alasdair James
Photo: © Marie Josée Desjardins
Find Out More
Biodiversity and hiking in the Sutton region
Appalachian Corridor Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes Ruiter Valley Land Trust apcor.ca
lessentiersdelestrie.qc.ca
parcsutton.com
rnmv.ca
valleeruiter.org
Biodiversity in general
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biodivcanada.ca
nature.ca
ducks.ca/en
ec.gc.ca/nature
hww.ca/en
natureconservancy.ca
Biodivcanada
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Environment Canada – Nature
Hinterland Who’s Who
Nature Conservancy of Canada Habitat stewardship and ecological gifts programs
Ecological Gifts Program
Fondation de la faune du Québec Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk
ec.gc.ca/pde-egp
fondationdelafaune.qc.ca/en
ec.gc.ca/hsp-pih
Red fox
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/GlobalP
Species at risk
List of threatened or vulnerable animal species of Quebec List of threatened or vulnerable plant species of Quebec Species at Risk Public Registry
www3.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/faune/especes/menacees/liste.asp
mddep.gouv.qc.ca/biodiversite/especes/index.htm
sararegistry.gc.ca
Eco-watch programs
Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Quebec Education and Water Monitoring Action Group NatureWatch Pollination Canada
Regroupement QuébecOiseaux
atlasamphibiensreptiles.qc.ca
g3e-ewag.ca/home.html
naturewatch.ca/english
pollinationcanada.ca
quebecoiseaux.org/index.php?lang=en
Outdoor and nature youth organizations
Cercles des Jeunes Naturalistes
Scouts Canada
jeunesnaturalistes.org
scouts.ca
Invasive exotic species
Forest Invasive Alien Species of Canada
Great Lakes United Invasive exotic species of Quebec Invasive species in Canada Information available in French only.
exoticpests.gc.ca
glu.org/en/campaigns
mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/faune/especes/envahissantes/index.jsp
invasivespecies.gc.ca
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PRODUCTION TEAM
The Massif des monts Sutton BioKit is an adaptation of the Nature Biokit.
Production: CLD de Brome-Missisquoi, CDES, Environment
Canada’s Biosphere
Research and writing: Isabelle Grégoire
Coordination: Guylaine Beaudoin, Liane Bruneau, Claude Joyal
Triptych photo on front cover: © Isabelle Grégoire
Photo of bobcat on front cover: © iStockphoto.com/twildlife
Acknowledgements: Andrée-Nathalie Aloir, Étienne Angers, Nadya
Baron, Stéphanie Beaudoin, Vincent Carignan, André Champoux,
Christiane Charlebois, Jean Compagna, Kevin Craft, Ann Dacres,
Mélanie Davidson, Marie Josée Desjardins, Guillaume Francoeur,
Lorraine Frappier, Martin Jean, Denis Landry, Jean Langlais,
Mélanie Lelièvre, Chantal Lepire, Julien Poisson, Clément Robidoux,
Caroline Savage and everyone else who contributed discerning
suggestions and comments during the production of this BioKit.
“You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may
exhibit themselves to you by turns.” – Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author
Photo: © Isabelle Grégoire
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Également disponible en français sous le titre: BioTrousse du massif des monts Sutton
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of the Environment, 2012
Catalogue
No.: En14-37/9-2012E-PDF,
ISBN:“Nature
978-1-100-20270-9
Also
available
in English under the title:
BioKit”
Legal deposit:
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and Archives
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© Sa Majesté la Reine du chef du Canada, représentée par le ministre de l’Environnement, 2010
Numéro de catalogue : En154-57/2010F ISBN : 978-1-100-93648-2
Dépôt légal : Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2010
Special thanks to these organizations:
Appalachian Corridor, I.C.I. Environnement, Mont Sutton,
MRC Brome-Missisquoi (Pacte rural), Nature Conservancy of Canada,
Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton.
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