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Photographing one of the Cowichan Valley's best-kept secrets

Elkington House (Photo by Toad Hollow Photography)

Elkington House (Photo by Toad Hollow Photography)

In all truth, Elkington House is one of Cowichan Valley’s best-kept secrets, with deep roots in our local heritage and history dating back to the time of colonization on Vancouver Island. The 119–year-old heritage house sits in the...

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It actually is all about you: Altruism, identity and other secrets about nature conservation in Canada

Connop Property in Alberta (photo by NCC)

Connop Property in Alberta (photo by NCC)

There are many reasons why nature conservation is important. We live in a vast and diverse country with habitats and rare species that need our help if they are going to survive. Nature and nature conservation are an important part of our Canadian...

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Up close and personal with a green heron

Green-backed heron (Photo by Keith Barr)

Green-backed heron (Photo by Keith Barr)

On May 07, 2014 I noticed a report on the Saskbirds website (a Yahoo discussion forum about the natural history of Saskatchewan's birds) of a green heron sighting at Dunnet Park near Avonlea, Saskatchewan. Two friends of mine went out to see the...

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My Wildlife World Cup matchup: Week 1

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Week 1: burrowing owl versus great blue heron

World Cup fever is taking over the sports scene. Game scores and upcoming matches are splashed across the internet, my social media feeds are flooding with friends making their allegiances clear by displaying their teams’ jerseys or...

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