A Man and a Plane

When many of us think wetlands, we think nature. We imagine wilderness, serenity, seclusion. We envision an area isolated from urban influence – an escape, one could say. But as realvision’s photo “A man and a plane” demonstrates, such is not always the case. Iona Beach Regional Park, from where this Photo of the Month was taken, is a … Continue reading

Species Profile: Long-tailed Duck

Waterfowl are perhaps the most interesting animals on the planet. From high north to the deep south, and from desert to wetlands, you can find waterfowl almost anywhere. My favourite of all is a rather hard-to-find resident of British Columbia’s coast: the Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis). As can be seen in the range map, the … Continue reading

Morning Frost

Wetlands in the winter: cold, frozen, and quiet. Few are willing to brave these conditions, but those that do are highly rewarded when they venture into a local wetland. As Brian Hampson’s photo shows in this Photo of the Month, wetlands in the winter present an exceptional environment to experience. While many of the oft-associated … Continue reading

Reflections of a River

Calm water, reflections of the sky shimmering on the surface, and the faint sounds of animals nearby. November’s photo of the month by Mark Faviell, “reflections of a river”, demonstrates the joy and serene beauty that wetlands, bodies of water, and other landscapes can provide. While examining Mark’s photo, you may feel a bit of enjoyment. … Continue reading

Underwater Atrium

It’s officially summer, and that means (hopefully) sunny days are ahead of us and the rain is gone! If that turns out to be the case, wetlands are always an excellent place to visit at twilight to appreciate natural beauty. Flickr member cindy-lou-boo captured this excellent photograph, titled “Underwater Atrium”, on a clear evening at … Continue reading

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