Tag Archives: birds

Shorebirds: Tofino’s understated tourists Posted on by CarolPatterson

Drive to the western edge of Vancouver Island and you’ll find the surf-mad village of Tofino. Toque-wearing surfers cycle by, their surfboards clipped to a small trailer, the money saved on petrol buying them more time in this rainforest paradise. … Read More

Five nature festivals to get your spring on Posted on by CarolPatterson

Winter has its own beauty but after five months of dark evenings (and mornings), scraping car windshields, and dressing like the Michelin man before heading outside, I am ready for spring! It is a time of renewal for Mother Nature … Read More

Where can you see one of the world’s greatest wildlife migrations? Posted on by CarolPatterson

Ever wonder what wildlife viewing was like when John Muir and Aldo Leopold were alive? I have and wondered if it’s possible to see a fraction of what they witnessed before economic growth and urbanization destroyed many wild areas. It … Read More