September 15, 2019

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June 13, 2019 / Birds

Birds of Kamloops

This document was found on the BC Nature website.   It was written by member Rick Howie. Birds_of_Kamloops (link)  
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May 21, 2019 / flora

Horsebrush Watch

"Hi all! I'm an undergrad student looking for help with a uncommon grassland shrub of the southern BC interior: Gray...
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March 24, 2019

Marmot Sighting At Tranquille Creek On March 24

Contributed by Heather Stalberg. My husband, Barry Rosenberger, and I were out at Tranquille this morning (Sunday March 24) and...
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March 17, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter available here

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March 7, 2019 / flora, Fungi

Winter Wanderings

While out wandering in the forest and over the hills in the last 2 weeks, I stopped to take some...
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January 29, 2019 / flora

A Wildflower Journal

A local website (created by KNC member and webmaster) features wildflowers in the region.   All photos are taken by the...
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January 9, 2019

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January 9, 2019 / flora

Flowering Plants of the Kamloops Area

The 2019 version of Paul Handford's online book in PDF format can now be seen at Our thanks to...
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November 16, 2018

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November 9, 2018 / flora

Plants of the Kamloops Area

Mike Ryan has written a book entitled Plants of the Kamloops Area.   It can be read online and readers can...
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October 17, 2018 / flora

Steelhead Survey

Following an emergency assessment undertaken in February 2018, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) has found both...
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October 17, 2018

Congratulations to Vanessa Robinson!

I am pleased to inform you that our club member, Vanessa Robinson, has received an undergraduate scholarship from BC Nature....
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September 30, 2018 / Birds

Keeping an Eye on Me

While paddling Scuitto Lake in a kayak, I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible, but the birds still kept...
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August 29, 2018 / flora

Berry Time

Can you identify the berries in the pictures below?   Check your guess by hovering your cursor over the image or...
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August 18, 2018 / Fauna, flora, Fungi

Upcoming Conference on Peatlands and Bogs

If you are interested in peatlands and bogs, this conference may be for you. Peatlands for People Revisited (link)  
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August 12, 2018

Youth Environmental Leadership Dialogue

This poster has the basic relevant information:
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August 6, 2018 / Birds

Pendleton Creek

A note from Steve Schmidt: " "Deb and I went up to Greenstone Mountain Lookout yesterday, quite a few butterflies...
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July 26, 2018 / Birds

Ptarmigans on Baldy Mountain

At the top of Baldy Mountain at about 7400 feet, we spotted a family of ptarmigan.   The hen hustled the...
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July 24, 2018 / flora

Raft Mountain Wildflowers

A gallery of wildflowers spotted on a hike to the top of Raft Mountain (8040 feet). Flower ID is provided...
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July 13, 2018 / Fauna

Hoary Marmots

A pair of hoary marmots from the upper alpine talus slopes of Trophy Mountain:   What's she smiling about?
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July 3, 2018 / flora

Alpine Wildflowers

A few photos of wildflowers taken at an elevation of over 7000 feet on exposed karst ridges in the Marble...
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June 16, 2018 / flora

Galiano and Wallace Island Wildflowers

We traveled to Galiano Island, then paddled to Wallace island and camped there.   While hiking the trails, we spotted some...
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June 8, 2018 / Fauna

You Can Help Support Our Bumble Bees

Take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from July to August, 2018. Our downloadable Bumble Bee...
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June 8, 2018 / Fauna

Close-up in the Upper Grasslands

Some photos from a hike in the upper grasslands, focused on butterflies, wildflowers,  and other insects is provided at this...
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June 4, 2018 / flora

Stony Lake Wildflowers

Wildflowers spotted and photographed while hiking the upper Lac du Bois Grasslands in early June are featured here. Hover your...
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May 31, 2018 / Fauna

North Batchelor Range Butterflies

While hiking the upper hills in the North Batchelor Range from Deep Lake, there were many butterflies along the way.    ...
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May 27, 2018 / flora

On the Dewdrop Escarpment

While scrambling up the rocky ridges of he Dewdrop Escarpment, we encountered a gopher snake, various birds, and a few...
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May 22, 2018 / flora

On the Park Hill Trails

While hiking the Park Hill Trails near Canoe, we spotted a number of wildlfowers and fungi in the forest.   A...
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May 18, 2018

Great Basin Gopher Snake Spotted by Barb Zimonick

Check out this beauty snake spotted by Barb in Juniper.  
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May 18, 2018 / flora

On Mount Mara

While hiking on Mount Mara we spotted some wildflowers and other plants.  We spotted some whitetail deer, a grouse, some...
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May 17, 2018 / Birds

Neville’s Bird Songs

If you are interested in hearing the songs of various bird species, check out the Neville's bird songs website here....
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May 16, 2018 / flora

Along the Gattling Gorge Trail

Some flora, fauna, and fungi spotted on this trail in Wells Gray Provincial Park in May - Click the link...
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May 13, 2018 / flora

Neskonlith Flower Meadows

We stopped at Neskonlith Flower Meadows for a short hike on our way back from paddling the lake and took...
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May 3, 2018 / Birds, Fauna

Great Horned Owls at McArthur Island

Spotted by Lynne Borle  
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May 2, 2018 / flora

Gulf Islands Spring Wildflowers

While on South Pender Island we photographed the wildlflowers along the trails we hiked. A gallery of images is featured...
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May 1, 2018

Okanagan Birder: A Blog by Chris Siddle

If you like birds, you will like this blog. Check it out here 
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May 1, 2018 / flora

Track the Wildflowers Page

If you are interested in tracking the blooming of local wildflowers, check out the Facebook page.  
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May 1, 2018

BC Hydro Substation Construction Underway at Kenna Cartwright Park

Update on the construction is here. West Kam Sub Project Update May 2018
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April 29, 2018

Wildlife Activity Around BC From Wildsafe BC

Some wildlife recently recorded in BC. The exciting video is here.
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April 29, 2018

Bear and Wolf Interaction from Frank Ritcey

Check this cool video out from Frank Ritcey.
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April 21, 2018

Black-Necked Stilt at Tranquille Pond Today

Rick Howie and other club members saw this Black-Necked Stilt at Tranquille Pond today. Watch the website for more information...
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April 20, 2018

BC Nature Guide for Travelers

The BC Nature website has a guide directing travelers to the best wildlife viewing locations in the province. It can...
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April 19, 2018

NatureKids Information Now Posted

We have posted information about Kamloops NatureKids. Have a look under About Us.
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April 18, 2018 / Fungi

Persistent Puffballs, Image by Jesse Ritcey

We usually think of mushrooms as popping up fast and disintegrating rapidly. Many puffballs come up and disperse spores in...
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April 16, 2018 / flora

Plants of the Kamloops Area

A new locally produced book on plants of our area has been developed by Mike Ryan. We have included a...
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April 16, 2018

Greater Yellowlegs by Glenn Dreger

Greater Yellowlegs at Separation Lake on April 15. Photo by Glenn Dreger
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April 15, 2018

Bluebird Question

While out at Separation Lake we saw a lot of bluebirds hovering above the grassy areas and then landing. There...
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April 14, 2018 / Birds

No Cranes Field Trip

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...
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April 14, 2018 / Fungi

Desert Mistletoe

Mistletoe grows on catsclaw, Utah juniper, scrub oak,and mesquite in the desert hills of Nevada.   On the border of California...
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Naturalist Notes — 2 Comments

  1. I wonder if you could add a link to the BC Community Bat Program ( It is a program that the Kamloops Naturalist Club is involved with and will provide the reader with information related to bats.

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