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

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: Belted Kingfisher

July’s Photo of the Month winner is Sandy Stewart with her lovely photo of a Belted Kingfisher! Her subject – the Kingfisher – is situated on the right third of the photo. The lines of the grass and the zig-zag of the tree stump lead our attention to the bird. The rich colours of the … Continue reading

Wetlandkeepers with a Twist of BioBlitz

It’s always a privilege to learn from passionate biologists, and we were incredibly fortunate to have nine of them attend our Wetlandkeepers course in New Denver! Since the Slocan Valley has been identified as a priority area by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program’s Riparian & Wetland Action Plan, it was an ideal location to host … Continue reading

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