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

Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park Wetlands Restoration Project 2013

How do you reclaim five damaged wetlands in your neighbourhood’s only Natural Area Park?  You start by forming a small committee of dedicated and experienced wetland enthusiasts who are willing to hang in there for the long haul. Then you plan.  A lot. And you seek advice from the experts.  People like Neil Fletcher of … Continue reading

Wet Eagle

This month’s Photo of the Month, by photographer Neil Fisher, shows a juvenile bald eagle perched on a fallen tree in the midst of a drenching rain. The tree’s perfect parallel guides my attention towards the left side of the image, as I envision a pristine wetland past the photo’s edge. Not only is the … Continue reading

Species Profile: Moose

When we think of wetland species we often think of animals such as birds, amphibians, and aquatic insects. However, wetlands are renowned for being an ecological hotspot that house a surprising list of tenants – one of them being moose. Moose (Alces alces) aren’t always thought of as a wetland species, but they’re frequently seen feeding on … Continue reading

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