January 19, 2016: I woke this morning to rain pelting on the roof of the Rialta van — thankfully, I was dry as a bone inside. A powerful El Nino storm has swept in from the Pacific Ocean. Given my location at Bullard’s Beach State Park in coastal Oregon, nothing stands in the way of […]
A golden afternoon on the Slocan River in late June, paddling a prototype of the traditional Sinixt sturgeon-nosed canoe with my dog Dellie in pursuit. In the evening, I spoke to a bi-national group of students from Hamilton College in upstate New York and our local Selkirk College about the Columbia River Treaty. They are […]
I sit here in early morning, watching the swallows dance across the water’s surface, dipping close to harvest bugs, rising up again to deliver them into a waiting nest of young.
In March, at Woodhaven eco-preserve in Kelowna, I came across the secretive presence of Coyote – this scat deposit on a bed of moss. I added this to my image library of various animal scats, secretive signs of a wild thing having passed this way.
Heavy rain in early June made for mud on dirt roads. I found this bear paw print in the forest high above the West Arm of Kootenay Lake