Get Wet! With Terry Brown, the Amphibiographer

The saying goes that ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ but that’s not the only thing that spring rains bring to our beautiful province. Spring is a time when ephemeral wetlands replenish, and host various species including frogs! Check out this neat video of a Pacific Tree Frog taken by a friend of ours in Powell … Continue reading

SPECIES PROFILE: SIX-SPOTTED FISHING SPIDER

There are over 43,000 species of spiders across the globe, about 3,400 of which are found in North America, and 729 confirmed to be found in BC. Spiders are one of the smallest creatures to instil such great amounts of fear in people. The species of nursery web spider that will be the focus of … Continue reading

Columbia River Wetlands

Despite wild animals making such great photographic subjects, I have decided to feature something different for the September Photo of the Month. This month’s winner is John McCrae with his beautiful landscape photo of the Columbia River Wetlands. The photo includes the valley sides framing the winding river and wetlands below. The colours in this … Continue reading

Species Profile: Western Painted Turtle

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) lives in relatively slow-moving fresh waters, with a large range across North America; in fact, it is the continent’s most widespread native turtle. During the last ice age, four subspecies evolved based on their regional distribution. The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) can be found in British Columbia and … Continue reading

Welcoming the Newest Members of our Wetlands Team!

Wetlands education is getting replenished by our newest additions to our Creative Communications Team! We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Warren and Joshua Cairns into our Wetlands Education Program, their expertise will have a meaningful contribution towards wetlands education and conservation! Alexandra Warren Creative Communications Assistant In the middle of the picture (above) we have … Continue reading

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