Underwater Atrium

It’s officially summer, and that means (hopefully) sunny days are ahead of us and the rain is gone! If that turns out to be the case, wetlands are always an excellent place to visit at twilight to appreciate natural beauty. Flickr member cindy-lou-boo captured this excellent photograph, titled “Underwater Atrium”, on a clear evening at … Continue reading

Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird

Ah, the Rufous Hummingbird; a common – yet seemingly rare – bird that captures our attention and makes us stare in awe. Their pattern of flight is mysterious, moving in a way that one would imagine a futuristic spaceship to do (or, for the conspiracy theorists, in a way that the current UFOs move). Given … Continue reading

Species Profile: Rough-skinned Newt

Taricha granulosa, or the ‘Rough-skinned Newt’, is the only newt species in British Columbia. Confined to the coast, the Rough-skinned Newt relies on wetlands for breeding, while foraging is conducted in open seral and mixed forests near permanent water (including wetlands). Their principal targets when foraging are slugs and worms, while also commonly preying on … Continue reading

Lower Mainland Wetlands Declaration

The B.C. Wildlife Federation, in conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada, South Coast Conservation Program, and Ducks Unlimited, are proud to announce a wetlands declaration. The partnership is committed to: Protecting 100 percent of the remaining wetlands in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland from further loss and degradation, and restore at least … Continue reading

Pacific Tailed Frog

This week, we chose to get a close-up on one of our favourite wetland species – the Pacific Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei). Neil Fisher – our selected photographer – displays the complexity and delicacy of these tiny frogs in striking detail. The frog’s bulging golden-flaked eyes reflect the intricacy and their unique personality and, like … Continue reading

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