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Sawfly

Sawfly, common name for members of insect order Hymenoptera, which resemble wasps and are characterized by the lack of a marked constriction between the first and second abdominal segments.

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Cuckoo

The cuckoo (Cuculidae) is a family of birds with about 130 species, including common cuckoos, anis, couas, coucals and roadrunners, distributed almost worldwide.

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Crayfish

Crayfish, moderately sized freshwater Crustacean of order Decapoda, similar in appearance to the American lobster.

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Dipper

The dipper (Cinclidae) family of birds comprises 5 species of birds known colloquially as water ouzel.

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Dobsonfly

The dobsonfly is a large (100-140 mm), soft-bodied freshwater insect of order Megaloptera, family Corydalidae; smaller forms are called fishflies.

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Crab

Crab, common name for 2 groups of decapod ("ten-footed") Crustaceans. The Anomura, including hermit, mole and lithoid crabs, have relatively normal abdomens.

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Crane

The crane (Gruidae) is a family of large, long-necked birds with sturdy bills and long, powerful legs.

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Fruit Cultivation

Fruit growing is an important part of Canada’s food industry. Growing is usually restricted to areas where winter temperatures do not go much below -20°C.

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Periglacial Landform

A periglacial landform is a feature resulting from the action of intense frost, often combined with the presence of permafrost. Periglacial landforms are restricted to areas that experience cold but essentially nonglacial climates.

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Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), typical mouse with moderately long tail, large ears, prominent eyes and pointed nose well supplied with tactile hairs.

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Catfish

Catfish, small to large, primarily freshwater fishes of order Siluriformes (about 2000 species worldwide).

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Cypress

Cypress is the common name for evergreen conifers of genus Cupressus of the cypress family (Cupressaceae). At least 12 species are recognized worldwide occurring in warm, northern temperate regions.

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Carnivorous Plants

In butterworts (Pinguicula) sticky leaf surfaces act as flypaper to trap prey; in sundews (Drosera) sticky, long-stalked glands serve the same function, then bend inwards to enfold the victim.

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Carrot

Carrot (Daucus carota), cool-climate plant belonging to the Umbelliferae family and grown as a root crop in Canada. Carrots are biennials, but are grown as annuals.

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Coral

Coral, common name for various small, sessile, usually colonial, marine invertebrates of phylum Cnidaria.