A Siege of Herons: Connie Sobchak ponders the similarities between a heronry and a shopping mall

On the way to the Tsawwassen Ferry, as I inspect the trees at the base of the hill, I feel transported to a world where pterodactyls still fly in the skies: a colony of great blue herons live there. It’s hard to look at a heron without thinking of ancient times: their gangly legs, their … Continue reading A Siege of Herons: Connie Sobchak ponders the similarities between a heronry and a shopping mall

Seasonal Observations: The Spring Bird Count

63 species of bird was spotted along a 25km stretch of the Pemberton Meadows, on Saturday, for the Breeding Bird Survey of 2013. Reports ornithologist-wrangler John Tschopp, "it was a good turnout and the birds were cooperating. Highlights included a Bullock's Oriole at the Lillooet Lake Road, a black-headed grosbeak singing above the bridge over … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: The Spring Bird Count