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(cover photo: Boya Lake / Destination BC)

Invasive Species Action Month in BC

Posted on May 9, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Aggressive, swarming ants that deliver a painful sting?  Highly competitive and toxic plants that produce up to 100,000 seeds?  Mussels that could severely deplete the food supply of native...

A Place to Write Home about: Mountain Biking in the North Okanagan

Posted on April 22, 2016
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Categories: Community Engagement

Tags: Recreation | Volunteers |

BC Parks guest blog post by Dudley Coulter, North Okanagan Cycling Society Hailing from the flatlands of Ontario, it was hard to imagine a place like this existed; a place that not only...

White Nose Syndrome: A Serious Threat to Bats in BC

Posted on April 14, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Wildlife

White nose syndrome is a devastating disease in bats. It is caused by a white fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) that grows on a bat’s nose and wing membranes. It was first discovered in...

Top 10 tips for hiking with a baby

Posted on March 31, 2016
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Categories: BC Parks News

Tags: Family | Hiking | Recreation |

Last September we took our 11 month old son on his first big hiking trip: an 8 hour day hike around the “Rim” in Cathedral Provincial Park from Quiniscoe Lake (Cathedral Lakes Lodge) to...

Giving Rare Butterflies a Boost in Denman Island Park and Protected Area

Posted on March 24, 2016
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Categories: Conservation

Tags: Wildlife

Taylor’s Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) butterflies are extremely rare! In Canada, they are only found on Denman Island. They’re clinging to survival within small portions of seasonal...

 

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