Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Wetlands Edition

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) is a program the BC Wildlife Federation started in 1997. With over 80 participants, the first BOW weekend was a great success, and this event has continued to run up to three times a year reaching over 20 communities throughout the province and training over 1000 participants over the years. … Continue reading

A Plan for Action: Restoring Moberly Marsh

Last week, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Wetlands Education Program (WEP) had the opportunity to take part in a planning session for the enhancement of Moberly Marsh located in Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park just west of Golden, BC. Moberly Marsh was previously managed by Ducks Unlimited Conservation (DUC). DUC has deemed that it is … Continue reading

Hunters build a fence to protect wetland from cattle and mud-boggers

Some of these hunters may be retired, but they continue to work hard to preserve their local wetland. Part of the crew: Dave Carleton, Ray Paulsen, Bryn White, and Jillian Tamblyn. McLachlan Lake (unofficially named) is located in the Garnet Valley, not far west of Peachland, BC. This site was put on the radar by Bryn White … Continue reading

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

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