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BC Nature Study Outdoor Education By BC Firearms Academy

BC Nature Study

Outdoor Education By BC Firearms Academy

May long weekend 2022

May long weekend 2022

May long weekend 2022 BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education It is now past the May long weekend.  Traditionally in many parts of the northern hemisphere, the time around May 22 is considered a good time to plant.  The frost is out of the ground, the overnight temperatures are warming, and there are daytime temperatures [...]
Spring is really here

Spring is really here

Spring is really here BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education The ice is finally off of Horse Lake and the last of the snow patches in my yard has melted.  Clouds, sun and showers with warm daytime temperatures and nights just at the freezing mark are a sure sign of spring.  The loon's haunting call [...]
More spring birds are returning.

More spring birds are returning.

More spring birds are returning BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education More spring birds are returning.  I spotted a large flock of Snow Geese in the 100 Mile Marsh and some more songbirds are also returning.  I am keeping a close watch on the health of the birds that come to my yard and feeders.  [...]
Winter took me by surprise again

Winter took me by surprise again

Winter took me by surprise again BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education The Ah!  Winter took me by surprise again.  Friday morning, we woke to 5cm of snow on the ground.  Though I enjoy winter and snow I am impatience for spring to come.  I want to rake the yard, open the greenhouse and plant [...]
Songbirds

Songbirds

Songbirds BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education What is a songbird?  For me, that has always been the tweets, trills, and melodious sounds that come from birds.  These are often birds at my feeder, in the yard, or high in the trees where I cannot see them.  Apparently, there is more to a songbird than [...]
Winter camouflage in the BC Cariboo!

Winter camouflage in the BC Cariboo!

Winter camouflage in the BC Cariboo! BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education Here are some of the animals that spend the winter here in the Cariboo of BC, but change their colour to better protect themselves from predators or to help conceal themselves when hunting. Ermine, short-tailed weasel, stoat This member of the weasel family [...]
Returning Waterfowl

Returning Waterfowl

Returning Waterfowl BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education As the snow and ice are melting, we see in every roadside field puddles of water forming and small marshes, lakes and streams are open.  These bodies of water are full of many returning waterfowl.  On a walk around the 100 Mile Marsh on Thursday, I saw [...]
More Returning Snowbirds

More Returning Snowbirds

More Returning Snowbirds BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education They often call Canadians that travel to warmer southern destinations for the winter, “Snowbirds”.  This is a reference to the many migratory birds that come to the north to breed in spring and spend their winter months in the warm environs of Mexico and Central America.  [...]
The first day of spring has come and gone!

The first day of spring has come and gone!

The first day of spring has come and gone! BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education The first day of spring has come and gone and we have returned from our visit to the lower mainland.  The journey down and the return were quite remarkable.  There were vivid pictures in our minds of gaping roadways and [...]
Winter camouflage in the BC Cariboo!

Winter camouflage in the BC Cariboo!

How many springs? More signs of spring in the Cariboo BC Nature Study and Outdoor Education  Warm sunny days will bring out a number of insects.  They are slow to get active in the morning but are on the search to find something that will get them through the day and the coming cooler nights.  [...]