Category Archives: Local Wildlife

A Good Cup of Tea

When the calendar says spring but the temperatures are still downright chilly, a good cup of tea can bring clarity. Seasonal changes are occurring. Everywhere you look, the preparations and planning for spring are underway.  Parkas have been traded in for … Continue reading

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Leigh Park: Dusk, Dogs & Wildflowers

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Grouse Mountain: Let’s go for a Ride!

I volunteered to be a driver for my son’s 2nd grade field trip last week to the North Shore for a gondola ride up to the top of Grouse Mountain. It was a beautiful day to be up at the … Continue reading

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On the Banks of Heron Lake

VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver is more than just an ordinary garden. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city. A place where life slows down a little. To be enjoyed at a more reasonable pace. On a recent … Continue reading

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The Treasures of VanDusen Gardens

As far as spring traditions go in Vancouver, there’s one that can’t be beat. Like clockwork on the Last Sunday of April a steady line of gardeners grow. Dressed in their finest rubber boots and windbreakers, prepared for whatever Mother Nature … Continue reading

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Rain Drops & Petals

A few rainy day scenes captured around Port Moody last week. The city was saturated in rain drops & flower petals. Spring is here!

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The Chafer Challenge: Got Lawn?

There’s been an undeniable ugliness creeping through the Tri Cities this spring. Lawns across Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam have been pulled, dug, rolled, and thrown about. It is awful, and a tell tale sign of a European Chafer Beetle infestation. … Continue reading

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Eagle Spotting along the Pitt

I took a walk along the Pitt River the other day with my camera. The skies were dark and brooding, which sounded just about perfect. I could do without the frequent bursts of rain, but nothing beats a moody skyline with … Continue reading

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Charmed

I had one of those surreal moments earlier this week. The type where everything quiets & nature takes hold. This usually happens to me in gardens, or while hiking deep in the woods. But not all gardens take the standard … Continue reading

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Sunset along the Pitt River

On the way home from a job early this week, I stopped along the Pitt River to enjoy a sunset on one of Port Coquitlam’s few sandy beaches. It was a beautiful sight! With a visit from a rather cheeky … Continue reading

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