A public service announcement from @pembyboa, our resident snake advocate: Spring in Pemberton is the time of year that the amphibians that live on the hillsides are moving back and forth from their valley-bottom breeding ponds. They cross roads at night in the rain. So if you’re passing a swamp on a rainy night slow … Continue reading Love snakes. (Or not. Either way…) Give ’em a swerve.
My first tick sighting of the season came courtesy Rich Prohaska’s instagram account, March 25. I *may* have said a rude word. Or two. I try to be Buddhist-ish, (do no harm), but that compassion doesn’t really extend to ticks, leeches or mosquitoes. This time last year, Leslie Anthony, one of my nature gurus, shared … Continue reading Tick season: be alert
Thanks to Leslie Anthony for permission to share the following nature-lover’s wellness alert. “It’s spring and the deer #ticks are out in #Pemberton, one of the most heavily infested areas on the South Coast due to high deer (primary host) and rodent (secondary host) populations. This is a sub-adult tick, about the size of a … Continue reading Tick season – be alert
My friend Leslie Anthony, who describes himself on his instagram profile as a “half-decent writer, failed surfer, secret scientist, unrepentant skier, frisbee aficionado and iPhone sixtagrammer”, is actually a brilliant writer, an amazing editor, and a bush-bashing biophiliac and friend to all snakes, who answers my smart-like-dump-truck questions about snakes with enduring grace and infinite … Continue reading From all the threads that surround you today, may you weave together something that will keep you warm and safe
This, via my favourite reptilian correspondent, @pembyboa, the instagram alter-ego of Dr Leslie Anthony. Anthony spotted this albino banana slug in 2009 on a hike to Garibaldi Lake. He hasn’t seen once since, until July 9, during Whistler’s Bioblitz, (the 10th!) when participants found three albino banana slugs on two different sections of trail. What … Continue reading Sighted: Albino banana slugs!
Look who I found in the creek, last week, behind my house! Pacific Chorus Frog, thanks to a facebook identification request and response and double-check-verification-reassurance, (yes i do know what I’m talking about) from Leslie Anthony, (the man behind @pembyboa) and authenticated by Veronica Woodruff, who supplied the additional photos below… I present you the … Continue reading Observed: Pacific Chorus Frog enjoying the recent rain
We’re on instagram, as @thewellnessalmanac. Starting in January 2016, we invite local guestagrammers to take over the account, and share a week in their lives – an approach of passing the lens back and forth that I hope will deepen our sense of appreciation and connectedness with the people living amongst us and around us. … Continue reading @thewellnessalmanac on Instagram
We’re digging instagram these days and thought it would be fun to give a shout-out to some of the funnest local insta-feeds out there. So, here’s our summer experiment, a follow Friday feature instagram account to take a peek at, kicking off today. If you have an instagram account, want to share your stuff, or … Continue reading Follow Friday: feature Instagram account of the week. Say hello to @pembyboa
Last year, herpetologist Dr Leslie Anthony delivered a presentation at the library on Pemberton’s sharp-tailed snake population, where he tells the story of his discovery of a completely rare species of snake, right here in our backyard. You don’t have to be a geek to find this exciting… and you don’t have to have been … Continue reading Video: Sharp Tailed Snakes
The Whistler BioBlitz is a 24 hour race against the clock to count as many species as possible. And this year, it’s coming to Pemberton! Join Stewardship Pemberton Society, the SLRD and guest biologists to discover the unique biodiversity of the new local conservation area at the Fulton Property. Meet at the bottom of Happy … Continue reading Stewardship Pemberton brings BioBlitz to Pemberton, August 24, 2pm