Minnekhada Marsh

If nature could swirl a blue paintbrush through the still waters of a wetland than this helicopter shot of Minnekhada Marsh might be the result. Our Photo of the Week is described by photographer Dru! as being ‘landscape art’–and that’s just what it appears to be. Dru took the photo on July 4 and states … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Pacific Circle Route

Western toad tadpoles (Anaxyrus boreas) swim in Vancouver Island’s San Juan River in our Photo of the Week, submitted by clarke.kris, taken on July 31, 2011 with a Panasonic DMC-GH2. These tadpoles started life as eggs which were laid sometime in the early spring. Up to 17,000 eggs may be laid at a time and … Continue reading

Short-eared Owl

A Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) soars across Delta’s Boundary Bay in our Photo of the Week by Joerg Rockenberger in a shot snapped in January with a Canon EOS-1D MarkIV.  The Short-eared Owl is found in open grassland areas and has a wide distribution, including North and South America, Eurasia and many islands of Oceania. … Continue reading

Coastal Brown Bear

The Coastal Brown Bear, also known as a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), is often associated with a rich diet of salmon and as a result weighs an average of one thousand pounds. However, salmon is more of a fall menu item and vegetation makes up a large portion of any bear’s diet. The bear in … Continue reading

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