Study of a male Rufous Hummingbird

Ah, the Rufous Hummingbird; a common – yet seemingly rare – bird that captures our attention and makes us stare in awe. Their pattern of flight is mysterious, moving in a way that one would imagine a futuristic spaceship to do (or, for the conspiracy theorists, in a way that the current UFOs move). Given … 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

Species Profile: North American Beaver

Perhaps the only rodent anyone really appreciates, the North American beaver (Castor Canadensis) is the second-largest rodent in the world. Abundant across North America, beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams to provide still-water for protection against predators. Unfortunately, due to historical unchecked trapping and current conflicts with … Continue reading

Winter Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary at Sunset

This magnificent photo taken by Flickr member TOTORORO.RORO captures the stunning – albeit cold – winter sunset at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Although the photographer that took the photo must have been shivering, the temperature doesn’t seem to bother the abundant wildlife that is more-than-willing to spend time in the frigid waters. … Continue reading

Wetland by Realvision

“Wetland” is a photograph taken by Flickr member – and contributor to our Wetlands of British Columbia group – realvision. The wetland in the photo is none other than Pitt Marsh, located at the south end of Pitt Lake in the Lower Mainland. While this image highlights the natural beauty of wetlands in British Columbia and their interconnectivity … Continue reading

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