Want to be a Bright Birder? It’s Easier Than You Think!

Mallard Duckling, Skaha Lake, Penticton. Photo by M. Wilson So you want to try birding (that’s bird watching, not bird hunting). Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Binoculars (optional) Bird identification book (optional) An area where you can find birds (includes your backyard) Pretty easy huh? Birding is a great hobby for all ages. … Continue reading

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For You I Am a Better Person

Working in the environmental sector can be both rewarding and incredibly trying and stressful. It can take years, even decades, to see any sort of positive change around a particular issue, and it’s not surprising that people in this line of work often burn out. Recently I was finding myself uninspired, frustrated and, needless to … Continue reading

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Sailing, Shakespeare, Seals, Shags and Slicks!

Last weekend my family and I were lucky enough to travel to Vancouver to see the wonderful Bard on the Beach production of Antony and Cleopatra. Surprisingly it was our 12 year old son’s choice. We sailed over from Gabriola Island with an 18 NW knot breeze to push us along. Glorious conditions saw us … Continue reading

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