Contributed by Ellie Hill & Margaret Graham with photos by Adele Stapleton and plant identification by Jesse Ritcey
Cooler weather prevailed as our Naturalist Club group ventured forth on Sunday, June 3 to explore the grasslands of Lac Du Bois, hoping for a day of glorious scenery, vibrant wildflowers, and cooperative birds. As always, the area did not disappoint and as we stopped at roadside ponds and lakes we saw a variety of birds, including common loon, red-necked grebe, lesser scaup, ruddy duck, northern shoveler, American wigeon, gadwall, bufflehead, Barrow’s goldeneye, ring-necked duck, mallard, American coot, spotted sandpiper, willow flycatcher, common raven, tree swallow, marsh wren, Swainson’s thrush, American robin, common yellowthroat, chipping sparrow, western meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, yellow-headed blackbird, and Brewer’s blackbird.
This article appeared in the May 2018 edition of Sage Whispers. You can read the complete newsletter here. In January 2018, the Kamloops Naturalist Club applied for funding available from BC Nature to build 50 bluebird boxes in order to …Continue reading →
Here is a look at what was seen on the Naturalist Club trip to Gamble Pond. If you know the names of these birds, please add them in the comments. Hover your cursor over the images to see the caption, …Continue reading →
A Modified Letter to the Editor of Kamloops This Week published April 25, 2018 By Rick Howie, Registered Professional Biologist I read with interest the comments by Hugh Jordan in Kamloops This Week regarding the Sandhill Cranes passing over Aberdeen …Continue reading →
Report from Margaret Graham Thirteen people showed up at Separation Lake at 7:30 Sunday morning in hopes of seeing the Sandhill Cranes but we didn’t see any. However, we weren’t disappointed as we saw 24 different species, including a lot of bluebirds and one …Continue reading →