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The 150 Bird and Birthday Challenge

On July 1, 1867, Canada enacted its Constitution Act to unite its three colonies into a Dominion called Canada. The Canadian government asked Canadians how to celebrate the event and I chose to find 150 species of birds in Vancouver … Continue reading

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Salish Sea Diet

A few years ago Penelakut elder Florence James kindly arranged to have an original Cowichan sweater knitted for me. I cherish that sweater because it is an original First Nations garment unique to the Salish Sea but sadly, the art … Continue reading

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150 Madness

Birders can carry out some pretty outlandish quests when they put their minds to it. In 2015, Noah Stryker set off on a Big Year to see how many birds he could see before year’s end.  Forty-one countries later he … Continue reading

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150 for 150

Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary on July 1, 2017. I enjoy watching birds so I thought I would have some fun by combining my interest in birds with Canada’s celebration. I am attempting to identify 150 species of birds by … Continue reading

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Over a Century Old Nature Celebration

  If my recollection is correct, fifty years ago I participated in my first ever Christmas Bird Count in Vancouver. After a hiatus, I will join the fun again this year. My interest is partly nostalgic and partly joining a … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Feast

On November 6, 2016, most people in North America will turn back their clocks one hour. What a great reminder that the summer harvest is available for a feast. And what a great time to hold a Daylight Saving Feast … Continue reading

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Hollyhock Nature Culture Workshop

From June 29 to July 3, I will lead a workshop on Nature Culture at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. Readers of this blog and those of you who have attended my talks and films know that Nature Culture … Continue reading

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