Species Profile: American White Pelican

Every last member of our wetlands team voted for this shot of an American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)to feature as our Photo of the Week. The bird certainly makes a striking impression both frozen in an image and when spotted in person. It was taken at the Scout Island Nature Centre in Williams Lake, BC …

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Species Profile: Long-Toed Salamander

Kids, summer, and the great outdoors–all three go together so naturally. To experience nature is to love it, and what better way to introduce a love of the outdoors than to send a child to camp? Our photo of the week by contributor anothergecko features a Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)–just the kind of wildlife many a child would love …

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Persistent Aerial Predator

A dragonfly that is poised in mid-air and patiently hunting insects over wetlands, ponds, streams and lakes is a familiar–and welcome–summer sight to many Western residents. Fortunately, sightings of the Paddle-tailed Darner, or Aeshna palmata are not only common today, but are also likely to be in the future. This dragonfly has a Yellow status …

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