Snowline creeping down Ts’zil is our barometer of the changing seasons. Photo by Mhairi Marcella

Mhairi Marcella took this shot on October 2 as proof that fall might have gone AWOL and let winter play substitute. If this image strikes you as much as it strikes me, you'll be happy to hear that Mhairi has agreed to take up our invitation to guestagram for us for the week starting 7 … Continue reading Snowline creeping down Ts’zil is our barometer of the changing seasons. Photo by Mhairi Marcella

Spring Things

On Thursday, April 12, we shared an update, via John Tschopp, of western toads mating, and invited people to share the things that signal spring to them. Here's what spring looks like, through our collective eyes! Baby Stellar Jays - Diane Zaste Hummingbirds come looking for your feeder - Tat7ush Peters The song of the … Continue reading Spring Things

Seasonal observations: It’s spring and love is in the air

My favourite correspondent, John Tschopp, has broken away from his usual orthithological themed observations to share this one, for our collective phenology journal. Phenology, derived from the Greek word phaino, meaning "to show or appear," is literally "the science of appearance." It is a segment of ecology focused on the study of periodic plant and animal lifecycle … Continue reading Seasonal observations: It’s spring and love is in the air

Cows: It’s calving season, Connie Sobchak reminds us of the sure marker that spring will come

It’s calving season on the farms and even though my photo collections abound with anonymous brown and white faces with cute pink noses, I can’t resist capturing a few more shots. Next time I delete images, it is highly likely that these will disappear but for now I’ll oooh and ahhh over them on mornings … Continue reading Cows: It’s calving season, Connie Sobchak reminds us of the sure marker that spring will come