Species Profile: Big Brown Bat

Bats are often regarded as pests and have long been the subject of mythology and fear. Rather, being the only mammal capable of sustained flight, they are one of the most fascinating creatures that a wetland explorer may come across! Next time you are outdoors at twilight, take a moment and look into the sky … Continue reading

SPECIES PROFILE: ROUND-LEAVED SUNDEW

If you were a super lucky kid and, like me, grew up having a pet Venus flytrap, then let me share with you my excitement about the first ever plant feature on the BogBlog’s Species Profile – the insectivorous round-leaved sundew! Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) is widely found across the geographic zone of the northern … Continue reading

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

Species Profile: Rough-skinned Newt

Taricha granulosa, or the ‘Rough-skinned Newt’, is the only newt species in British Columbia. Confined to the coast, the Rough-skinned Newt relies on wetlands for breeding, while foraging is conducted in open seral and mixed forests near permanent water (including wetlands). Their principal targets when foraging are slugs and worms, while also commonly preying 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

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