Species Profile: Golden-crowned Kinglet

This month’s Wetlands Photo of the Month features a Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) staring curiously into the camera. The photographer, Brian Hampson (who is a back-to-back winner), demonstrates an impressive amount of patience as these birds are highly active and sometimes hard to photograph. Nonetheless, Brian’s image captures an upbeat side to these elusive birds. … Continue reading

Morning Frost

Wetlands in the winter: cold, frozen, and quiet. Few are willing to brave these conditions, but those that do are highly rewarded when they venture into a local wetland. As Brian Hampson’s photo shows in this Photo of the Month, wetlands in the winter present an exceptional environment to experience. While many of the oft-associated … Continue reading

Top 10 Wetlands Stories of 2013

It’s that time again. The time for holiday decor, new years resolutions, baked goods, and top 10 lists! And it was certainly another exciting year for wetlands around the world and in Canada. Here is our top 10 list with a wetland twist (and bonus points awarded to BC stories).  _ #10. Revel”stoked” About Wetlands … Continue reading

Richmond Terra Nova at Sunset

Like the sun setting over marsh waters, the end of December brings warm reflections. This month’s Photo of the Month by Flickr photographer TOTORORO.RORO presents a vivid sunset along the West Dyke Trail in Richmond, BC. The trail runs adjacent to the Sturgeon Banks – a 21,525 acre estuary that is located on the banks of … Continue reading

Species Profile: Trumpeter Swan

There’s no denying it: wetlands play a critical role in providing habitats for a variety of life. Studies have found that over 900 species require wetlands, with 64% of all endangered and threatened animal species needing access to them during some point in their life. In Canada, approximately 45 of the 95 species classified as … Continue reading

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