An amazing collaboration of the Whistler Naturalists and Stewardship Pemberton took place during Bioblitz last year, that saw over 50 scientists specialized in their fields travel to Pemberton to observe, record, report and compile amazing information about the biodiversity that exists in our back yards. Stewardship Pemberton's Dawn Johnson, a self-taught naturalist, wrote a beautiful post about how … Continue reading BioBlitz results reveal Pemberton’s amazingness
Last month, Pemberton had the honour of hosting just over fifty scientist specialized in their field from near and very far as an extension of the Whistler Naturalists annual BioBlitz event. This is the first time Pemberton has co-hosted this event. As the scientists unloaded from the bus, the butterflies in my stomach took flight. … Continue reading Humbled and Happy: A shout out from Stewardship Pemberton
Spotted on a Thanksgiving walk in the woods - beautiful clusters of mushrooms. Edible? Inedible? The only thing to do when you don't know the answer to that is take only photographs and keep on strolling. Of course, you would always check out the Whistler Naturalists' Fungus Amongst Us Mushroom Festival, this weekend.
The (typically) purple flowers of the Lupinus arcticus cluster in long spikes. The bright green leaves are long and arranged like spokes on a wheel. Drops of moisture collect at the base of the leaves to provide extra moisture to the plant. Lupine is one of the hardiest plants - it even grows in windswept … Continue reading Sighted: Lupins