Update on KLO Middle School: Painted Turtles and fish will soon settle into a new naturalized creek and wetland complex

In 2010, students at K.L.O. Middle School in Kelowna found nesting painted turtles in their long jump sand box. Michelle, (science teacher, school’s Eco Club leader, and past participant of the Wetlands Institute in Kamloops 2010) recognized the importance to protect and enhance this habitat as Painted Turtles are blue listed endangered in the interior. Wetlands … Continue reading

Species Profile: Coastal Tailed Frog

The Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei) is very unique species whose range extends from northern BC to California. Tadpoles may grow to about 3 centimeters in length and may be greyish brown, reddish brown, and black in colour. Mature coastal tailed frogs grows to about 3 centimeters in length and may be light brown, greyish … Continue reading

Sea-to-sky Wetland Institute in the Press

Last week was a pretty big one for the BCWF Wetlands Education Program: the Sea-to-sky Wetlands Institute was hosted in Squamish & Pemberton as a free week long crash course designed to help educate citizens on how to successfully tackle their own restoration/conservation projects. As most of us are well aware, media plays a large … Continue reading

Whose Eggs Are These?

The beginning of April brings the return of migratory wildlife, blossoming trees, and of course, the spawning of many amphibian and aquatic species. Our selection this week is appropriately titled “Whose Eggs are These?”. Often-times it can be difficult to identify amphibian eggs, since many of them look similar. This week, we consulted Herptologist Elke … Continue reading

A Home For The Many

In light of the Shell Fuelling Change competition that is now underway, I thought that it might be a good time to start reiterating the importance of what we’re here for. While we’re all aware of the threatened status of many species across BC, it is easy to forget the connection between each individual creature … Continue reading

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