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THE VIRTUAL FOREST
There are over 85 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 80 species of amphibians and reptiles, 160 species of fish, and 3,200 species of plants living in Ontario; most of them are found in the boreal forest. The following sections will illustrate the most common ones that occur in Northwestern Ontario.
Common Animal Species of the Northwestern Ontario Boreal Forest
MAMMALS BIRDS REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
FISHES INSECTS  
Common Plant Species of the Northwestern Ontario Boreal Forest
TREES SHRUBS HERBS
GRAMINOIDS FERNS AND FERN -ALLIES BRYOPHYTES AND LICHENS
GLOSSARIES
Terminology | Pictorial
On the following pages we will look at other species of animals and plants that may occur in Northwestern Ontario. However, most are found elsewhere, in and around the boreal regions of Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia, Russia, Eurasia and Siberia.
Animal and Plant Species of the World's Boreal Forests
MAMMALS BIRDS
TREES HERBS, SHRUBS & OTHER PLANTS

GLOSSARIES OF FORESTRY-RELATED TERMS

ACTIVITIES | PROJECTS | LESSONS
How Trees Work for Us - Take a Look!
Find out How Newsprint and Kraft Pulp are Made
Take a virtual tour of Bowater's Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Mill.
Try Making Your Own Paper!
An experiment you can do in the classroom or at home.
How Clean is Our Air and Water? - Pollution
Weather and the Forest
What is Nature's Carrying Capacity?
- Sustainable Development
Who's Coming to Dinner? - The Food Chain
 
Did You Know?

One cord of wood will yield these quantities of products:
  • 7,500,000 toothpicks, or
  • 1,000 - 2,000 lbs. of paper, or
  • 61,370 standard envelopes, or
  • 4,384,000 postage stamps, or
  • 30 rocking chairs

 
A Recycling Crossword Puzzle

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