It was a soggy day for a chum fry release on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, but three classes of kids from Taylor Park Elementary were in high spirits. It’s always a blast releasing these wee fish.
DFO Community Advisor Maurice talks salmon
Leading the kids up to the tank
DFO tech Scott prepares baggies
Netting fry out of the tank
Volunteer John directs traffic
Volunteers Ray, Lori, Rob, and Murray, assist in release technique
Scott’s done hundreds of such releases yet look at that grin!
Yep, the fish was really this big 🙂
Another gorgeous day in BC’s lower mainland. Today’s birds ‘n blossoms are from the Stewart Heritage Farm area in south Surrey, BC.
Eating bud — that’s BC bud! : -)
It was a lovely day to amble the trails and shoreline of Cates Park in North Vancouver.
Perhaps a stormwater pipe from Roman times? : -)
Yumi and tide pools go together like, er, fish and water
This denizen of the deep poked its head up a few times over a few minutes and then disappeared
Head out to the Shadbolt Centre soon to catch the wonderful variety of blossoms.
The ornamental cherry near our balcony is near its peak. Several shots from mid-morning today as the sun rose over the forest.
While cleaning the garage today I ran across a brochure from a private kindergarten in Japan where I taught very basic English for many years. Yep, that skinny guy with lots of dark hair is moi, circa late 1980s/early 1990s. It was an extremely well-paying gig for just one morning a week.
I took a 3-hour stroll along the dyke at Boundary Bay, starting from 72nd and heading west, and then back again. Lots of eagles, both golden and bald, some harriers (of which I didn’t get any usable shots), and assorted waterfowl and smaller birds.
I’m thinking Golden Eagle?
Up, up, and away!
Bald eagle in flight
Great Blue Heron having lunch
Preparing for takeoff
American Robin in Canada
We hadn’t been to Minnekhada Regional Park in a long time, so we took advantage of the superb sunny weather to ramble around for a couple of hours.
We didn’t see a heck of a lot of wildlife, but did run across a garter snake and a frog.
Yumi at a lookout near the lodge
Yumi spotted this frog
This garter snake crossed the trail to our delight, and that of a couple of other walkers
We walked around Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC, today, spending half an hour or so observing the heron colony. It’s busy season, with herons building nests, flying in and out collecting branches.
Standing guard as others focus on building
Making a ruckus
Selecting a branch to break off for nest building
Taking off with branch
In flight with nest material
And a bonus — a rufous hummingbird
It’s time to bring back laws to protect fish habitat. Read the new report released today – supported by 47 First Nations, scientists, anglers and conservation groups across Canada. Help share the news! http://wcel.org/resources/publication/scaling-fisheries-act-restoring-lost-protections-and-incorporating-modern-safe