Nature

A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)

Extremely rare bat ‘spotted’ in Chilliwack

Female spotted bat is recovering from being dehydrated, underweight

 

“Magnificent clouds this time of year” make for a compelling backdrop to Courtney Baird’s pictures taken before a rain storm while recently walking the dikes. The bench was positioned off McNeil Road in Pitt Meadows, while her other picture is of the cranberry bogs being flooded for harvest. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 4, 2021

 

Is it possible film inspired some carving out old stumps in Golden Ears Provincial and UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Parks, or the other way around. Ron Paley shared a number of pictures taken during a four-hour hike, including several that resembled the tree-like Ents species from J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Paley, who was joined on the trek by Chris and Luna, recently travelled the Incline Trail on Alouette Mountain through to the Whisky Creek and Memorial Trails. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 3, 2021

 

Joe Keno shared a picture recently taken of the sun setting as seen from the Pitt River, at Kennedy Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 3, 2021
Joe Keno shared a picture recently taken of the sun setting as seen from the Pitt River, at Kennedy Road. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Jos Pal recently captured this picture while riding his bike on the trails through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on a sunny fall afternoon. “I caught this great blue heron, sitting on the roof of a boat shed, with a view of Mount Baker in the background.” He captured this on the trails west of Harris Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 30, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Jos Pal recently captured this picture while riding his bike on the trails through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on a sunny fall afternoon. “I caught this great blue heron, sitting on the roof of a boat shed, with a view of Mount Baker in the background.” He captured this on the trails west of Harris Road. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Christine Logan found this “ginormous” spiderweb on her way to work the other morning. “It was wider than a door and half the size,” she said, admiring its beauty and construction. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 29, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Christine Logan found this “ginormous” spiderweb on her way to work the other morning. “It was wider than a door and half the size,” she said, admiring its beauty and construction. (Special to The News)
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VIDEO: Fraser Valley pilot spots black bear from the air

Agassiz area pilot captures footage of a wandering black bear among the stalks of corn

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This year’s Western hemlock "looper" moth outbreak has been seen in the Lower Mainland and the Interior, including communities throughout the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Lorraine Maclauchlan photo)

Western Hemlock Looper Moths return for a third feast of B.C. foliage

Outbreaks of the moths occur every 11 to 15 years in Coastal and Interior forests

This year’s Western hemlock "looper" moth outbreak has been seen in the Lower Mainland and the Interior, including communities throughout the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Lorraine Maclauchlan photo)
A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population runs, climbs and clings across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A bald eagle was rescued by the OWL – Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (RCMP/Special to The News)

Baby bald eagle nabbed by RCMP in Pitt Meadows

The local police helped a raptor rehabilitation group rescue a young eagle covered in mites

A bald eagle was rescued by the OWL – Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (RCMP/Special to The News)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)

1 way to deal with invasive snails in B.C. is… to eat them?

Foraging for Roman snails, which are cooked in fancy dishes globally as escargot

Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)

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  • May 29, 2021
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)
University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Freaked by cicada swarms? You could just stick a fork in ‘em

Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb, cicadas are eaten by humans in many countries.

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
Ernie Daykin shared images of a "beautiful display of Dogwood trees," B.C.'s official flower, currently found blossoming in the Skillen Street neighbourhood of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • May 10, 2021
Ernie Daykin shared images of a "beautiful display of Dogwood trees," B.C.'s official flower, currently found blossoming in the Skillen Street neighbourhood of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
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VIDEO: Beaver waddles through downtown Vancouver

‘Makin’ my way downtown…’

(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: ‘Fraser’ Crane released back into the wild in Pitt Meadows after golf course injury

The ‘threatened’ bird was captured and operated on after his leg was fractured by an errant ball

Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)