The wildfires this past week have increased daily in size from hundreds to thousands of hectares; the number of people evacuated has risen from a few hundred to 37,000 (July 16). At least eight towns including Williams Lake in the Cariboo with 11,000 people was evacuated today ahead of the fast-moving fires. The province is […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
On reading the 2016 field guild “Species at Risk in BC” I was amazed at the number of species of flora and fauna endangered or at risk. More amazing is the fact that British Columbia does not have any Endangered Species Legislation. As we spend a large amount of time camping we are especially interested in wildlife often seeing […]
Environment and climate change events continue to make the daily news in 2016. After reviewing Caramel and Parsley tweets on Climate Change and our environment it became obvious that this topic is of ever-increasing importance to the many tens of thousands of you who visited my Twitter and blog during the past year. Subjects ranged from the birds […]
Black bears are common throughout B.C. which has one of the largest black bear populations in the world. Each Spring and Fall the common North American black bear, Ursus Americanus, makes the news headlines usually in interactions with humans and their garbage. The second bear species many of us are familiar with is the North […]
Once again we were able to spend a few days on our magnificent West Coast with time to indulge in one of our favourite activities, fishing for Dungeness crab. The weather was very accommodating with clear blue skies, a gentle sea breeze and sunny days; just perfect for being on the ocean waters. Kayak – Our Crab […]