Ugh!! Mosquitoes! Hordes of them, buzzing in your ear and biting incessantly are a maddening nuisance. Not to mention the devastating health impacts caused by malaria, Zika and West Nile […]
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The Okanagan’s low to mid elevation ecosystems have the greatest variety and population of bats in all of Canada because of its warm climate and diversity of terrain. Our warm […]
It’s bat season in B.C. They’ve migrated back to B.C. or left their hibernaculas to forage for insects. Most females have babies now. There are more than 1,400 known bat […]
They are some of the most delightfully coloured signs of spring. Some people say butterflies are like flying flowers. These important pollinators live in almost every habitat from wetlands and […]
Microbes are amazing! Too small to see with the naked eye, they are nature’s life forms observed through a microscope. Throughout human history, we never knew that microbes (short for […]
Get Outdoors Did you know that people have brown fat? I didn’t — until recently. I knew that bears, squirrels, winter birds and other wildlife do to survive the cold […]
Tracking is an exciting and marvellous way to discover wildlife in their natural environment. And snow is ideal for tracking; a record is impressed wherever wildlife move, hunt, feed, rest […]
Ninety per cent of our water comes from frozen water vapour as snow. And water is amazing! It continually morphs into liquid, solid ice, vapour, rain and frozen, crystalline snow. […]
Our birds need winter berries; they’re the perfect size fruit. Resident birds that don’t migrate, but remain here year-round, need food and warmth to survive the harsh winters. Most songbirds […]
For us, November is the transition from fall to winter. It can make us lazy. Animals either migrate, hibernate or insulate to survive winter’s onslaught. We’re animals too; so if […]
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