Species Profile: Steller’s Jay

As the weather warms and the daylight extends, we being to hear an active chorus of springtime birds. Commonly seen foraging for food around campgrounds and parks, Steller’s Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) are the blue-winged symbol of BC’s healthy evergreen forests, as well as, our provincial bird! They’re known for their unmistakably blue feathers, triangle-crested heads, … Continue reading

Featured Wetland: The Camosun Bog and Restoration Success

If you live near or in Vancouver then you understand the importance of having urban natural areas. Not only do these areas provide ecological protection, but they offer a peaceful moment for city-dwellers. Sometimes it’s exhausting to get caught up in urban-life, sitting through hours of traffic – or in my case, the bus – … Continue reading

Natural Capital and Rediscovering our Lower Mainland Wetlands

Last Monday we had the privilege to attend the Natural Capital Exhibit put on by the David Suzuki Foundation, Emily Carr and OCAD University in Toronto. The event was appropriately held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston where a series of mini-documentaries – created by students – connected with the audience on the importance of … Continue reading

Wetland Institute Participant Helps Construct 7 Wetlands

You can’t say that volunteering for the BCWF’s Wetland Education Program doesn’t lead to great opportunities. In July one of our summer volunteer interns, Mike Botic, while volunteering at the Wetlands Institute (WI), was invited to the Quamichan Watershed (Vancouver Island) to witness the construction of several wetlands by Kai Rietzel, a WI participant. Kai … Continue reading

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