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

Featured Wetland: The Camosun Bog and Restoration Success

If you live near or in Vancouver then you understand the importance of having urban natural areas. Not only do these areas provide ecological protection, but they offer a peaceful moment for city-dwellers. Sometimes it’s exhausting to get caught up in urban-life, sitting through hours of traffic – or in my case, the bus – … 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

Lost Lagoon

Canadian Geese sprawl out along the Lost Lagoon to enjoy a refreshing swim in this weeks Photo of the Week! Our selected photographer, Tom Wiebe, displays the benefits of artificial lakes and wetlands for all sorts of wildlife. In the background we can see an active fountain which acts as a mechanism to circulate the water in … Continue reading

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