Wetlandkeepers with a Twist of BioBlitz

It’s always a privilege to learn from passionate biologists, and we were incredibly fortunate to have nine of them attend our Wetlandkeepers course in New Denver! Since the Slocan Valley has been identified as a priority area by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program’s Riparian & Wetland Action Plan, it was an ideal location to host … 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

“Bugging out” at the Silverdale Wetland

Insects are indicators of water quality. They are often overlooked for their small size and it takes a curious pond-dipping, fly-fishing expedition or an entomologist to remind us of how these little creepers play an important role in our aquatic environments. Thankfully we had two out of three of these reminders in the first-ever BCWF … Continue reading

Lady Dragon

This week our selected photographer – Sharon Patricia – gives us an intimate and crisp look at the complex beauty of dragonflies. Although dragonflies are commonly spotted throughout wetlands, it can be tough to get close enough to appreciate the fine details without the dragonfly flying away. Sharon’s photograph gives us an rare perspective at … Continue reading

Persistent Aerial Predator

A dragonfly that is poised in mid-air and patiently hunting insects over wetlands, ponds, streams and lakes is a familiar–and welcome–summer sight to many Western residents. Fortunately, sightings of the Paddle-tailed Darner, or Aeshna palmata are not only common today, but are also likely to be in the future. This dragonfly has a Yellow status … Continue reading

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