I find Steller’s Jays an endearing combination of curiosity, shyness, raucousness, and playfulness. This one hung about for at least half an hour as we chased each other around the parking lot at the Manning Park east entrance in southern BC.
Streamkeeper volunteers planted a dozen cedars provided by Burnaby Parks. We placed half a dozen in the Byrne Creek artificial spawning habitat, and half a dozen along the lower ravine trail. Great fun getting cold and wet! 🙂
We unrolled the paper tubes we’d set out over the summer, and opened the unit with plastic trays.
Excited to not only “preserve our capital” but notch a “profit” of a dozen cocoons. Our location in a townhouse with only a high balcony on which to set out bee houses is not the best, so we were happy with this year’s results!
Paper tubes rolled from the Burnaby Now proved to be much more attractive than plastic trays.
The supervisor was having trouble seeing the action and was meowking indignantly around our feet, so we eventually let her on the table, where she soon fell asleep .