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Whenever I write about a tree, I feel like I always introduce it as “one of my favourite trees.” The western redcedar, the “tree of life” to many west coast peoples, is one of my favourite trees. So is the … Continue reading
Owls are not like other birds. They hunt at dawn and dusk, in that twilight time when the light is grey and the edges blur. We may only glimpse their silhouettes against the darkening sky, as they soundlessly swoop down … Continue reading
Nuthatches are agile and acrobatic little birds that forage on tree trunks and branches, often moving downwards headfirst or hanging upside down. Three species of nuthatches live in my area: the Red-breasted (Sitta canadensis), White-breasted (S. carolinensis), and Pygmy (S. … Continue reading
It’s a lazy late summer afternoon. The flowers are busy with butterflies hurrying to gather nectar, mate, and lay their eggs before fall. As I watch, a striking butterfly with dark, yellow-edged wings flutters past. This butterfly, known as the … Continue reading