A Case of the Invasives: Wetlandkeepers at Cheam Lake

Our second Wetlandkeepers course of 2017 – the first of the year attended by our entire Wetlands Education Program (WEP) team – was a hot and sweaty success! 18 participants from  the Lower Mainland, Bowen Island, and Victoria commuted to Cheam Lake Wetlands Park for a weekend filled with sun, knowledge sharing, and lots of … Continue reading

Beavers at Campbell Creek Wetland

I could say there are pros and cons to beavers moving in an area.  A beaver colony can rapidly cut young and old growth trees to build dams, build a lodge, and feed on deciduous trees and shrubs.  While altering the landscape dramatically, they also create habitat which other animals can benefit from the increase in water, plants and … Continue reading

Graceful Hunter

A Great Blue Heron waits patiently along an ocean tributary shoreline as it stares into its reflection awaiting a glimpse of dinner. We were captivated by this vibrant, majestic, ‘graceful hunter’ which was  presented to us by Sandy Stewart. What caught my attention the most were its unique, dangling feathers beneath its neck. I wonder … Continue reading

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