Of Turtles and Toe-biters: Wetlandkeepers in White Lake

About one hour north-east of Kamloops, nestled between the two arms of Salmon Lake, rests the small community of White Lake. Surrounded by majestic mountains, winding roads, and farmed valleys, it is easy to see that the habitat around White Lake is worth protecting. By the enthusiastic turn out at our final Wetlandkeepers course of … Continue reading

Michele Hamilton and KLO Middle School Students Spread their Passion for Conservation

The Western Painted Turtle may be the most widespread turtle in North America, but in some areas of BC they are considered endangered. Painted turtles enjoy basking in the sun and nestling into the muddy bottoms of ponds, wetlands, and marshes. A little known fact: their ribs grow as a part of their shell which … Continue reading

Western Painted Turtles for my Birthday!

I had the most wonderful birthday present ever! Two Western Painted Turtles! My birthday was a hot sunny day, so after coffee on the sundeck overlooking my beautiful wetland, I grabbed my camera and binoculars and made my way to the water to see what was around.  As I slowly made my way along the perimeter spotting for frogs and … Continue reading

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