Snowy Owls This Far South? Last weekend, two friends and I made a day trip to the Vancouver area to do a little birdwatching. We on the West Coast are very lucky this year to have a large number of Snowy Owls wintering at Boundary Bay. This is not a yearly event, as Snowy Owls … Continue reading
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Have You Met Elk Falls Yet?
Confession: I have a deep and abiding fascination with waterfalls. On any road or hiking trip I take, if there’s any chance of working a waterfall into the mix, it’s got to be done. I love the sound of the rushing water, and its powerful plunge over a cliff edge or gentle tumble down a … Continue reading
Encountering the Ancient Trees of Avatar Grove
What better way to inaugurate a blog celebrating the dynamic nature of West Coast life than with an excursion to Avatar Grove, a recently discovered old-growth forest site on southwest Vancouver Island? Discovering Avatar Grove Avatar Grove was discovered by local environmental activists in the winter of 2009. Awed by the beauty and rich history … Continue reading