Volunteers with the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society participated in World Rivers Day at the Burnaby Village Museum. It was a lovely day.
Byrne Creek Streamkeepers booth
The ancient Japanese kamishibai storytelling art with a rivers twist
An OWL ambassador (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)
An endangered Western Painted Turtle, cared for by the Coastal Painted Turtle Project
Rivers Day founder Mark Angelo
City of Burnaby Environment Committee Chair Anne Kang
Lots of fun for kids!
A couple of City of Burnaby eco-sculpture cows hanging out.
Volunteers with the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers Society have been trapping fish in Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC, for over a decade to determine species presence, and gain some sense of size and numbers. Rob and I set the traps yesterday and retrieved them today.
NOTE: Streamkeepers have permission from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to carry out these surveys, and have training from the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation.
All fish are released unharmed.
~ T515 U/S Southridge culvert (lower end of ravine)
2 X 9cm cuts
1 X 11cm cut
1 X 13 cm cut
~ T519 Near monument
~ T521 Stair bottom
~ T523 Trail Crossing
1 X 12cm cut
1 X 14cm cut
~ T524 Burnt stump
~ T530 Hedley outfall
2 X 12cm cuts
1 X 14cm cut
~ T533 Hell Hole
1 X 8cm cut
~ T539 d/s of Griffiths Pond
1 X 12cm cut
1 X 16cm cut
About three of today’s cuts had a fairly prominent pinkish lateral line area — cutbows?
Grand total 12 small cuthroat
Unfortunately no coho.
Bait used was cat food.
Volunteer hours: 2 X 2.25 = 4.5
I nearly always have a wee Canon pocket camera on me. Here’s a cool cloud in SE #Burnaby tonight while taking the compost out to the bin.
When I left for my near-daily walk of Byrne Creek Ravine Park in SE #Burnaby, BC., it was drizzling. By the time I got to the bottom of the ravine, the gods in their great good humour had turned the taps on full. Despite Gore-tex and umbrella, I was cold and wet by the time I got home.
Hey! That makes… : – )
Autumn urban trail
An umbrella with a view
It certainly felt like autumn in White Rock, BC, today.
Underexposed -2EV for a more dramatic effect
Trying a slow shutter speed in the breeze
Heron, gulls in the surf
I love going to Stewart Heritage Farm in south Surrey, BC, for nature and wildlife photos. A light drizzle had just ended and the overcast sky resulted in soft light.
It was a lovely day for bird photos. All of these were shot this morning in the vicinity of the main parking lot/canoe rental at Lightning Lake in Manning Provincial Park in BC.
Is this a Collared Dove?
Heron on a cold tin roof
I’m thinking 1st winter White-Crowned Sparrow?
There were several ravens hanging around the Manning Lodge parking lot
A shimmering gloss of raindrops and soft, overcast skies made for rich, lush colours at Deer Lake in Burnaby today.
I did some “wingshooting” on this gorgeous Great Blue Heron at Deer Lake in #Burnaby, BC, today, and then watched it fish for awhile.
Here’s an example of using exposure compensation to get the look you want. These plants were at the edge of a pond at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC.
I had the camera on a tripod, and took several shots, dialing in more and more negative, or minus, compensation with each shot.
EV – 0.7
EV – 1.3
EV – 2.0
EV – 2.7
EV – 3.3
EV – 4.0
All DSLRs should be able to do this, and many pocket cameras. Check your manual if you don’t know how to use these controls. It’s usually a button with a +/- sign on it. On my Nikon DSLRs it’s right next to the shutter button (that’s how useful it is!), and on my teeny pocket Canon, it’s right on the back next to the movie button. On some cameras, it’s unfortunately buried in a screen menu.