Photo by Rachel Darvill Swallows are remarkable little birds. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, dashing and dipping through the air with rapid-moving wings. Bank swallows, as their name suggests, breed in colonies along riverbanks, lake edges and bluffs. These two-toned white and brown birds can be spotted from below, in part … Continued
Wildsight News :Invermere Branch
We’d like to extend congratulations to long-time Wildsight Invermere member Nory Esteban. She was recently declared a finalist by the Canadian Museum of Nature for the 2020 Nature Inspiration Awards. The organizers offered these kind words: “Your accomplishments truly demonstrate how you encourage people to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and show leadership in contributing … Continued
Wildsight Invermere is hiring a Climate Change Resilience Coordinator Intern. To be eligible for this program the candidate must be 30 years of age or under and a recent graduate or student. If you are a independent, self motivated individual passionate about making a difference please apply!
Reopening Wildsight Invermere – Let us know what you think!
Longtime Jumbo Wild supporter Doug Anakin passed away April 25th, leaving behind a trail of happy memories with friends and loved ones. Doug was a valued member of the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS), the nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Jumbo Valley from the proposed ski resort. His wife Mary Jean reports that Doug … Continued
The second edition of Wild Rivers of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed celebrates a landmark victory to protect the Peel watershed, a remote and wild ecological treasure in the Yukon. The book was authored by Sarah Locke and the late Juri Peepre. After leading the Yukon Chapter of Canadian Parks and Wilderness for over two decades, … Continued
Here is another citizen science project you can do from home! Bumblebee watching As the days grow warmer, you will start seeing more and more pollinators. You might be surprised with how many types of insects visit your backyard. Bumblebees have large bodies, striped patterns and dense fur. Unlike many other insects, they can thermoregulate … Continued
Here is another citizen science project you can do from home. See my first post about citizen science and bird watching if you missed it. Plant watching Spring is the perfect time to watch the flowers grow! Plant phenology is the timing of events like budding, flowering, leafing out in a plant’s life cycle. Plant … Continued
Here are some fun activities to do in your backyard while self-isolating for COVID-19. Look for plants, frogs, birds and bees! Citizen science is a way for you to learn more about plants and animals. For families, it teaches about science, the natural world and gets everyone outside! The data gives biologists and land planners … Continued
The first time Meredith Hamstead saw Jumbo was during a heliski trip, alongside the very man hell-bent on building a ski resort on its sacred slopes.