Species Profile: Pacific Tree Frog

Meet Hyla regilla – or, as many call it, the Pacific Tree Frog. It is entirely possible that you have never seen one despite their abundance in British Columbia. After all, a full-grown adult is typically less than 5 centimetres long. It may be helpful to think of them as the raccoons of Amphibia – they can be found in … 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

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

Insects, Fish and Games at our First Wetlandkeepers of 2013 in Chase!

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable participants are crucial for successful public outreach workshops – and that’s exactly who attended the BCWF Wetland’s first Wetlandkeepers Course of 2013 in Chase, BC. We partnered with the Chase Fish & Game Club for this 2.5 day workshop over the May 10-12 weekend, which taught 10 full-time participants about the different … Continue reading

Species Profile: Steller’s Jay

As the weather warms and the daylight extends, we being to hear an active chorus of springtime birds. Commonly seen foraging for food around campgrounds and parks, Steller’s Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) are the blue-winged symbol of BC’s healthy evergreen forests, as well as, our provincial bird! They’re known for their unmistakably blue feathers, triangle-crested heads, … Continue reading

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