New Years Day was definitely a Winter’s Day in the Fraser Valley after a chilling and very icy few days. Living in the Fraser Valley and northern British Columbia for many years, I do not recall an extended cold weather experience like this with the freezing rain. The icy conditions have caused havoc on the […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
2017 a remarkable year millions of us will remember for a vast number of reasons: many related to changing climate, both here and globally. It seemed like a new disaster occurred each day; the terrible hurricanes in the US; deadly floods overseas and widespread record-breaking wildfires in British Columbia and the USA, and finally devastating earthquakes in Mexico to name a […]
A greenhouse is a great way to extend the growing season and perhaps save the heartbreak of losing a crop of vegetables to frost, hail or other weather variables. The last few years we have had fabulous long, warm summers thanks to climate change and this past winter (2016 / 2017) we have had record […]
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 […]
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 […]