I was happy to see these reminders for boaters to clean their watercraft to help contain the spread of invasive species. These were on the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, just steps from the hotel where I attended the Editors Canada national conference.
Spent a night camping in Jasper National Park on my way out to the prairies in May.
I love camping in the spring and fall when it’s not too busy.
I stayed one night at Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park on my way out to Saskatchewan.
This cow and calf were keeping an eye on this black bear in the southern interior, apparently without too much concern.
Road in to lake covered in high water
Setting up camp
Early morning loon
Lots of action on the aptly named Raptor Trail at Centennial Beach in Delta, BC, today.
Great Blue Heron
Dad and Mom Red-Winged Blackbirds chasing away a crow
Crow pulling up after dive-bombing a Northern Harrier
Mallard mom and ducklings
Nothing like catching a few rays on the roof : -)
Had a two-hour walk along Fraser Foreshore Park in south Burnaby, BC. Lots of birds and buds, and another derelict boat.
Great Blue Heron
Catching a crayfish
Crow with, I think, a wee fish
Deathly still life
Fraser River is running high
Another derelict boat at the mouth of Byrne Creek. For some reason there have been a few here over the last year or two.
I spotted this gull near Granville Island in Vancouver today. It appeared to have tried to swallow a sea star whole. I hope it’s OK. I offered to pull it out but the gull wasn’t having any of that. . .
The Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver was giving a presentation to the Anmore Garden Club, and I thought I’d head out early and spend some time at Belcarra Regional Park.
Cute Canada Goose family:
Sockeye sandwich with mixed vegetables
It’s in the high 20s here in the lower mainland of BC, so I beat the heat by wandering the Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC for an hour or two.
Yumi and I walked the Pitt River Greenway in Pitt Meadows, BC, for a couple of hours today, starting from Harris Landing and heading past the airport and back, and then east and back. Lovely day!