When the snow is feet deep on the ground and the temperatures are below zero for extended periods of time during our winter months, our feathered friends who have not migrated enjoy the fresh seeds, suet and water we provide. It is a commitment as the birds become accustomed to the readily available food especially […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
It’s interesting to read articles about all the positive changes we can make to contribute to our world by going green and becoming more energy efficient, saving our environment and reducing our carbon footprint, and hopefully leave a legacy for our grandchildren. Some of what we achieve although it may seem insignificant, if many people, and […]
Living in the Pacific Northwest we are familiar with the annual visits of the migratory Rufus Hummingbirds who come north for the summer. These fiesty little birds arrive in the spring – entertain us with their flight antics; have their families and when the nights start to chill they return on their epic journeys to […]
This has been quite a year for raccoons and deer and as an avid (hobby) gardener one of the largest challenges is living with wild animals. For me, the biggest challenge is bears. We have not had any wild animal encounters the past two years but this year is different. Recently there were three bear(s) […]
It’s that time of year when we are reminded that depending on where we live, we share our space with many wild animals especially if living in smaller provincial British Columbia cities. While staying in the Kootenays during spring it was quite usual to be walking or driving and see wild animals, especially deer, throughout […]