Reflections of a River

Calm water, reflections of the sky shimmering on the surface, and the faint sounds of animals nearby. November’s photo of the month by Mark Faviell, “reflections of a river”, demonstrates the joy and serene beauty that wetlands, bodies of water, and other landscapes can provide. While examining Mark’s photo, you may feel a bit of enjoyment. … 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: American Mink

The American Mink is an interesting and abundant – yet often overlooked – animal. While it is native to North America, human intervention has expanded its range to Europe (and to a lesser extent, South America). While the American Mink resembles your typical weasel, its larger size and stout form are key differentiators. With a long … Continue reading

Upper Marsh

For March’s photo of the month, we bring you this wonderful shot of Minnekhada Regional Park, taken by Flickr member Dru! Taken on New Years Day, Dru! clearly wasted no time sleeping that day and instead trekked out into the winter weather to explore his local wetlands. The photo stuck out to us at the Wetlands Education Program, … Continue reading

Species Profile: Western Painted Turtle

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) lives in relatively slow-moving fresh waters, with a large range across North America; in fact, it is the continent’s most widespread native turtle. During the last ice age, four subspecies evolved based on their regional distribution. The western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) can be found in British Columbia and … Continue reading

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