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

BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month! The photographer, Flickr user vermillion$baby, captures lagoons formed by the backwater from the Fraser River. This photos was taken near the Nicomen Slough in Deroche, BC, which is a popular fishing destination in the lower mainland. The slough connects … Continue reading

Species Profile: Pacific Tree Frog

Meet Hyla regilla – or, as many call it, the Pacific Tree Frog. It is entirely possible that you have never seen one despite their abundance in British Columbia. After all, a full-grown adult is typically less than 5 centimetres long. It may be helpful to think of them as the raccoons of Amphibia – they can be found in … Continue reading

A Man and a Plane

When many of us think wetlands, we think nature. We imagine wilderness, serenity, seclusion. We envision an area isolated from urban influence – an escape, one could say. But as realvision’s photo “A man and a plane” demonstrates, such is not always the case. Iona Beach Regional Park, from where this Photo of the Month was taken, is a … Continue reading

Species Profile: Long-tailed Duck

Waterfowl are perhaps the most interesting animals on the planet. From high north to the deep south, and from desert to wetlands, you can find waterfowl almost anywhere. My favourite of all is a rather hard-to-find resident of British Columbia’s coast: the Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis). As can be seen in the range map, the … Continue reading

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