BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month! The photographer, Flickr user vermillion$baby, captures lagoons formed by the backwater from the Fraser River. This photos was taken near the Nicomen Slough in Deroche, BC, which is a popular fishing destination in the lower mainland. The slough connects … Continue reading

Wetland Institute Alumni Restores Wetland in Fraser Valley

Why did the farmer restore a wetland?  Because it mud perfect sense. Terrible puns aside, Celia Serrano probably didn’t anticipate how deep she would wade into BC’s wetland culture when she boarded her plane from Spain to start her internship with Balance Ecological in the Lower Mainland.  She spent numerous weeks monitoring the endangered Oregon … Continue reading

Trumpeter Swans

The ghostly mountains lurking in the background is a great representation of how the winter season is now behind us. Although this is a relief for many, these families of Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) make the cold weather seem enjoyable and less frigid. This week I am writing to you from Singapore where I am surely feeling … Continue reading

Swamped with Joy: Wetlandkeepers in Mission

Slowly creeping along the shore of the swamp, I take delicate silent steps as I carefully scan the vegetation. Heart racing and muscles tense, I’m looking for any sign of movement that will give away its location. An almost imperceptible flash of green to my right and I know I have to make my move … Continue reading

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