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

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

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

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

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