Nature

A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population runs, climbs and clings across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

 

Jade Werger and Melissa Del Cid Moon spotted the baby bald eagle and noticed it wasn’t moving. They then called the SPCA who told them about OWL. (Jade Werger/Special to The News)

Baby bald eagle nabbed by RCMP in Pitt Meadows

The local police helped a raptor rehabilitation group rescue a young eagle covered in mites

 

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

 

(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

Community Camera for June 25

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(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)

1 way to deal with invasive snails in B.C. is… to eat them?

Foraging for Roman snails, which are cooked in fancy dishes globally as escargot

Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)
A Milbert’s tortoiseshell rests on a flower. Nature Chilliwack says butterfly gardens for every stage of life are possible using plants native to the area. (Photo/Nature Chilliwack)

Nature Chilliwack offers butterfly garden tips

Gardens can be created using local plants, the nature club says

A Milbert’s tortoiseshell rests on a flower. Nature Chilliwack says butterfly gardens for every stage of life are possible using plants native to the area. (Photo/Nature Chilliwack)
(Angeline Haslett/HASLETTPHOTO)

Community Camera: June 4, 2021

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(Angeline Haslett/HASLETTPHOTO)
University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Freaked by cicada swarms? You could just stick a fork in ‘em

Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb, cicadas are eaten by humans in many countries.

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

Community Camera: April 30, 2021

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(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Mt. Cheam is framed by the Akebono Cherry Treet in Agassiz's Pioneer Park (Darlene Million)

Community Camera: April 23, 2021

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Mt. Cheam is framed by the Akebono Cherry Treet in Agassiz's Pioneer Park (Darlene Million)
Snowy mountains loom over Harrison Hot Springs on a sunny April day. Weather remained chilly throughout the Fraser Valley throughout much of March, finally reaching spring tempertures following the first week of April. (Mary-Jean Coyle)

Community Camera: April 16, 2021

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Snowy mountains loom over Harrison Hot Springs on a sunny April day. Weather remained chilly throughout the Fraser Valley throughout much of March, finally reaching spring tempertures following the first week of April. (Mary-Jean Coyle)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Christyn Rumble spotted this bobcat near Hope. Bobcats are not an uncommon sight in the Hope area and often hunt small rodents and fish for food. (Screenshot/Christyn Rumble)

VIDEO: Bobcat treks through Hope

Bobcats are not an unusual sight for the Hope area but they’re not often documented this closely

Christyn Rumble spotted this bobcat near Hope. Bobcats are not an uncommon sight in the Hope area and often hunt small rodents and fish for food. (Screenshot/Christyn Rumble)
(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)

VIDEO: Beaver waddles through downtown Vancouver

‘Makin’ my way downtown…’

(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)
A waterfall just above Harrison Lake on an early winter morning. (Contributed Photo/Jeff Magnusson)

WATCH: Paddler captures spectacular waterfall near Echo Island

An early morning paddle yields beautiful scenery for Jeff Magnusson

A waterfall just above Harrison Lake on an early winter morning. (Contributed Photo/Jeff Magnusson)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)

Harrison Christmas Bird Count taking flight

Local bird watchers help with worldwide bird tracking effort

A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)
(Contributed Photo/Louisa Van Vliet)

Community Camera: November 26, 2020

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(Contributed Photo/Louisa Van Vliet)
Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)

Sandhill crane hit by golf ball released back into the wild in Pitt Meadows

The ‘threatened’ bird was captured and operated on after his leg was fractured by an errant ball

Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)