Species Profile: Moose

When we think of wetland species we often think of animals such as birds, amphibians, and aquatic insects. However, wetlands are renowned for being an ecological hotspot that house a surprising list of tenants – one of them being moose. Moose (Alces alces) aren’t always thought of as a wetland species, but they’re frequently seen feeding on … Continue reading

Species Profile: Belted Kingfisher

July’s Photo of the Month winner is Sandy Stewart with her lovely photo of a Belted Kingfisher! Her subject – the Kingfisher – is situated on the right third of the photo. The lines of the grass and the zig-zag of the tree stump lead our attention to the bird. The rich colours of the … Continue reading

Species Profile: Coastal Tailed Frog

The Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei) is very unique species whose range extends from northern BC to California. Tadpoles may grow to about 3 centimeters in length and may be greyish brown, reddish brown, and black in colour. Mature coastal tailed frogs grows to about 3 centimeters in length and may be light brown, greyish … Continue reading

Species Profile: Big Brown Bat

Bats are often regarded as pests and have long been the subject of mythology and fear. Rather, being the only mammal capable of sustained flight, they are one of the most fascinating creatures that a wetland explorer may come across! Next time you are outdoors at twilight, take a moment and look into the sky … Continue reading

Species Profile: Round-Leaved Sundew

If you were a super lucky kid and, like me, grew up having a pet Venus flytrap, then let me share with you my excitement about the first ever plant feature on the BogBlog’s Species Profile – the insectivorous round-leaved sundew! Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) is widely found across the geographic zone of the northern … Continue reading

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