Happy Year of the Snake

2013 is the year of the black Snake – it begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the most humanitarian sign of the zodiac.

The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.

This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create.

Here, in Pemberton, we like snakes. Well, they like us. The sharp-tailed snake was found by herpetologist Leslie Anthony in Pemberton in August 2011 – the first confirmed sighting on the Mainland of BC.

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Surveys in 2012 confirmed a breeding population exists here. Stewardship Pemberton is partnering with the Provincial Recovery Team and local expert Leslie Anthony to undertake further study into this rare animal.

Part of what makes our ‘hood so unique, according to the naturalist-gurus at Stewardship Pemberton, is that

we are in a transitional zone both upwards and outwards, and it is these transitional zones that you find the greatest diversity. This is true at this landscape scale and also the local level. The areas that border our lakes and wetlands, upland into the forest have the highest biodiversity which is why it is important to maintain this local connectivity.

Here’s another serpentine critter that spent May in a Pemberton/Mt Currie backyard:

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Happy Year of the Snake!

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