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 […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
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 […]
. . . and the Vegetable Garden, garbage cans and ultimately your house ! In the past we have had the rare occurrence of a black bear in a garden waste compost, squirrels and other rodents tasting our zucchini and ripe tomatoes but this is a first – a very smart raccoon (Procyon lotor) who […]
The Cancer Connection Where it all began. After surgery and radiation treatment for cancer in the Summer and Fall of 2008 I sent the following email to my children. I do not recall all the sources of this information, but included were links to two film specials that affected me greatly at that time especially […]