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!
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
Arguments in favour of iPhones and social media: When in doubt about what you're seeing, take a photo and post it to instagram or twitter. Some expert will know. And we'll all be the wiser for it. via @docleslie. Thanks Leslie. A red-flowering currant (Ribes sanguinem), one of the first bee-friendly plants of the season. … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: Red Flowering Currant
Snake-watcher, Dr Leslie Anthony, has been sighting lots of snakes in Pemberton this month. We repost this "heads-up" from his Instagram account (which is pretty cool.) The elusive, completely harmless but preternaturally beautiful rubber boa is emerging from winter dens. These ancient creatures live 50+ years but only have a few babies—much like turtles—so killing … Continue reading Snakewatch: Swerve for Rubber Boas!
For the last three years, Stewardship Pemberton, along with herpetologist and doctor of zoology, Leslie Anthony, have been tracking snakes in Pemberton and he's been doing his darnedest to avoid breaking into a bad Australian accent: Crikey. This week, get the chance to hear the results of all that snake-stalking and bush-walking, and discover what … Continue reading Event: Snake Talk, Nov 7