Category Archives: Nature

Skookumchuk

While not on Vancouver Island, Skookumchuk Falls is near by on the Sechelt Peninsula. I hiked up to see the falls, but timed it badly as the tide was high, just starting to reverse, and the falls were not visible. … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Dating

For those of you that have never seen a bald eagle, here is a picture of one … or a dozen … In the spring, naturalists presume that eagles will gather together in search of a mate. Whether it is … Continue reading

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Moon Rise

At the end of an exciting day on Hornby Island, we sat on the beach. As the sun set in the west, a full moon rose in the east lighting up the bay and the vessels at anchor. A peaceful … Continue reading

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Evening Swim

A quiet evening on the shore of the Salish Sea found these geese quietly swimming, all in a row.

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I’m Not Lion..

The sun is shinin’. And I’m enjoying it! Sea lions at Fanny Bay enjoying a rare day of sunshine in January.

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Russula?

Vancouver Island is a nature lover’s paradise. In October one can see many fungi, of which many are delicious to eat. However, not being that knowledgeable in mushrooms, I prefer to let others do the picking. This is a very … Continue reading

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Autumn Walk

In October, those of us living on Vancouver Island can expect to see rain and fog. If we dress for the weather, we can still enjoy the beautiful island. Today I went for a walk in the fog. A trail … Continue reading

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Glaucous-winged Gull

As I take photos, I want to know the names of what I am taking pictures of. Gulls are good for a prolonged search in my Sibley “Field Guide to Birds”. A photo will let me study the bird in … Continue reading

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Blue Heron

Walking along the water near Qualicum Beach, I found this Blue Heron patiently waiting to catch his dinner.

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Waiting

Long Beach and Tofino have become a destination of choice for surfers. They are often seen waiting for the “big one”. Considering the next land mass is Japan, there is a lot of ocean for the big one to develop … Continue reading

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