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

Whose Eggs Are These?

The beginning of April brings the return of migratory wildlife, blossoming trees, and of course, the spawning of many amphibian and aquatic species. Our selection this week is appropriately titled “Whose Eggs are These?”. Often-times it can be difficult to identify amphibian eggs, since many of them look similar. This week, we consulted Herptologist Elke … Continue reading

Out on a Limb

This week we’ve selected an intimate image of wetland fauna from the Wetlands of British Columbia Flickr photo group. Many of us have admired their echoing “ribbit” (they’re the only frogs that have this classic call!) but haven’t had the opportunity to photograph them…and definitely not this well.  The Pacific Tree Frog pictured in Sandy Stewart’s photograph … Continue reading

Natashia Cox & her summer of chasing frogs

Ever wonder what happened to Natashia Cox? For those of you who never met her, Natashia was a participant in the 2010 Kamloops Wetlands Institute and later came to intern with me in the Wetlands Education Program in the winter and spring of 2010/2011. After her term came up, she went off to share her … Continue reading

A wetland wonderland in Squamish

Coming across an article written on Edith Tobe‘s project in the Squamish Chief, I felt that there really should be a bog blog entry on it too. Afterall, this is a massive project that I’ve been lucky enough to witness. A participant of the 2010 Wetlands Institute in Kamloops, Edith and the Squamish River Watershed … Continue reading

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