Japanese Beetle (Popillia Japonica)

Popillia Japonica, commonly known as the Japanese Beetle, is a destructive, invasive pest in Canada. About 15 mm long and 10 mm wide, it has an iridescent, copper-coloured elytra, and green thorax and head. It is not a destructive pest in Japan because it has natural predators that keep its numbers under control. One such […]

Magic Moment of the Week: Tag and Release fishing

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We went tag and release fishing yesterday and I caught my first fish ever! It was a Garrick that was about 32cm long. We tagged it as part of ORCA’s work with Oceanographic Research Institutes continued research on these interesting looking species.