Signalling Awareness at Map our Marshes, Burnaby

Imagine learning in a space where you’re greeted by the melody of bird songs as you feel the warmth of a rising sun and the breeze of fresh, crisp air. Well that was how I spent my last Saturday of February, where I had the pleasure to attend my first BC Wildlife Federation Wetlands Education … Continue reading

World Wetlands Day: Conservation and Trails

On February 2, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program team made an appearance at “Conservation and Trails”, a symposium intended to bring together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss how we can improve efforts to conserve wildlife in the face of recreational trail building and use. The event was put on by the North Shore Wetland … Continue reading

Boggin’ around in Nelson, BC

Cattails and lily pads, red wing blackbirds and common yellow warblers, painted turtles and Columbia Spotters – a marsh is an ecosystem that bewilders. But with so many reasons to stay inside, people are not exposed to the image of a wetland bursting into life, only an unwelcoming, dark and dreary swamp. Wetlands play a significant … Continue reading

Swamped with Joy: Wetlandkeepers in Mission

Slowly creeping along the shore of the swamp, I take delicate silent steps as I carefully scan the vegetation. Heart racing and muscles tense, I’m looking for any sign of movement that will give away its location. An almost imperceptible flash of green to my right and I know I have to make my move … 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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