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

Marshmallow Marsh

'Marshmallow Marsh' by Flickr Username Cindy-lou-boo

As the light contours around the billowing snow we begin to respect winter’s delicacy, rather than cursing how cold it makes us feel. We’re starting off our BC Wetlands Photo of the Month 2013 by selecting Marshmallow Marsh from Flickr user Cindy-lou-boo, whose use of light to shape the landscape really drew our attention. This photo … 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

Species Profile: Virginia Rail

Photo credit: Greg Schneider (www.gschneiderphoto.com) The Virginia Rail: a small, secretive bird of North American wetlands that inhabits southern British Columbia during the summer breeding months. Despite its rather compact body, the Virginia Rail (and other Rail species) have the highest ratio of leg muscles to flight muscles of any bird. Perhaps more fascinating is … Continue reading

Species Profile: Great Blue Heron

Given the abundance of them around here, it is only appropriate we learn a bit about them. That way, perhaps next time someone points one out to you, you can draw on this plethora of facts and be seen as the Heron Expert; after all, isn’t that what we all want to be? Great Blue … Continue reading

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