Tin cans, Rattlesnakes and Rifles: A Wild Kidz Experience in Oliver

The BCWF held its second week of 2012 freeday camps in Oliver, B.C. The first morning began with numerous icebreaker games including tin toe, a game where kids had to pass around an empty, large coffee tin using only their feet. At first glance the kids thought the game was going to be too easy, … Continue reading

Species Profile: Long-Toed Salamander

Kids, summer, and the great outdoors–all three go together so naturally. To experience nature is to love it, and what better way to introduce a love of the outdoors than to send a child to camp? Our photo of the week by contributor anothergecko features a Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)–just the kind of wildlife many a child would love … Continue reading

Minnekhada Marsh

If nature could swirl a blue paintbrush through the still waters of a wetland than this helicopter shot of Minnekhada Marsh might be the result. Our Photo of the Week is described by photographer Dru! as being ‘landscape art’–and that’s just what it appears to be. Dru took the photo on July 4 and states … Continue reading

April 28th – Save the Frogs Day

What the heck is a herpetologist? Probably not what you think. When Elke Wind tells people that she’s a herpetologist she often gets suspicious looks until she explains that she studies reptiles and amphibians. She’s been in the field for more than 15 years and completed her Masters in the 1990s at the University of … Continue reading

Buntzen Lake

Haunting is the word thatsprings to mind when looking at our Photo of the Week, “Buntzen Lake”, by IIenrap604. The words *hauntingly familiar* may come to others as Buntzen Lake has some hefty TV and film credits, having appeared in Lake Placid, The X-Files (episode 3X22 Quagmire), Highlander, Hot Rod, Freddy vs. Jason, and Devour. … Continue reading

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