Wildlife

Laskeek Bay Conservation Society monitors black oystercatchers on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

Scientists on Haida Gwaii find oldest black oystercatcher on record

At 27 years she’s not a spring chicken but still in good shape

 

A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)

Vernon business mural gains support

97% thinks the city should approve heron mural at The Roster

 

Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (File photo)

Bat pups trying out their wings throughout the Okanagan

If you find a bat, alive or dead, do not touch it with your bare hands

 

A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen. (Photo courtesy of Amelie Mathieu, Arrow Lakes Caribou Society)

VIDEO: 13 caribou in maternity pen released into the B.C. wild

Animals born in maternity pen maintained by Arrow Lakes Caribou Society

A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk Caribou Maternity Pen. (Photo courtesy of Amelie Mathieu, Arrow Lakes Caribou Society)
A cougar was hanging out near a backyard in Twin Lakes on Sunday. (Charlene Zablotny Facebook)

Cougar spotted in rural community may have fled Keremeos Creek fire

Healthy looking cougar hanging around Twin Lakes area

A cougar was hanging out near a backyard in Twin Lakes on Sunday. (Charlene Zablotny Facebook)
New video from Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society educates on the dangers of invasive mussels like the Zebra mussel. (Creative Commons photo)

Okanagan invasive species video builds mussel awareness

New Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society video warns of invasive mussels

New video from Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society educates on the dangers of invasive mussels like the Zebra mussel. (Creative Commons photo)
Invasive species threaten wildlife, including the Painted Turtle. (CSISS)

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program funds invasive species research

The program is funding 40 fish and wildlife projects across the region

Invasive species threaten wildlife, including the Painted Turtle. (CSISS)
Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

B.C. man injured protecting dog from backyard bobcat attack

‘I think anyone else would have done the same thing’ says Joel Anstett after frightening encounter

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)
FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

Population of monarch butterflies in North America has declined between 22% and 72% over 10 years

FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)
A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

National avian flu outbreak launches B.C. bird feeder safety debate

BCSPCA says feeders and baths pose risk, others says chief concern is protecting poultry

A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Amber Medeiros was walking her dog Sage in Meadows Edge Park in Langley early in the morning of June 15, when a coyote began to stalk them. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Another dog owner reports run-in with coyote in B.C. community

Woman reports ‘scary’ encounter while walking pet in Langley

Amber Medeiros was walking her dog Sage in Meadows Edge Park in Langley early in the morning of June 15, when a coyote began to stalk them. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: Thai elephant calf, mother rescued from deep pit

The two fell into a deep mud pit during a storm

An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)
B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is investigating two reported attacks by coyotes in two weeks in ALdergrove, the most recent on Friday, July 15. (Photo: USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) public domain)

Second coyote attack in two weeks reported in B.C. community

B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is investigating

B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is investigating two reported attacks by coyotes in two weeks in ALdergrove, the most recent on Friday, July 15. (Photo: USFWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) public domain)
A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)

‘Bear jams’ becoming increasingly common and more than some B.C. travellers can bear

TranBC shares strategies to avoid an unsafe ‘bear jam’ while travelling

A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)
Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (Ginny Hall illustration)

Some Okanagan bats can eat 600 mosquitoes an hour

Part 2 on the ‘fascinating night guardians’

Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (Ginny Hall illustration)
In a photo posted to Facebook, Kristy Addison showed the tooth marks left on her clothing by a coyote while she was walking her small dog in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. She has gone public about her ordeal in a bid to locate the couple who came to her rescue after a pack of coyotes became aggressive. (Facebook)

VIDEO: B.C. woman rescued from coyote attack searches for Good Samaritans

Says ‘heaven-sent’ couple in SUV saved her and her small dog

In a photo posted to Facebook, Kristy Addison showed the tooth marks left on her clothing by a coyote while she was walking her small dog in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. She has gone public about her ordeal in a bid to locate the couple who came to her rescue after a pack of coyotes became aggressive. (Facebook)
What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)

Escaped pigs surprise B.C. golfers

Two sighted at Cowichan Golf Club

What were at first believed to be two feral boars spotted on the greens at the Cowichan Golf Club on June 18 are likely domesticated pigs that escaped from a local farm. (Submitted photo)
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings

South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP recognized by Canadian Wildlife Federation

MP Richard Cannings received the Past Presidents’ Canadian Legislator Award

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings
Logan Miller, left, and Elijah Dueck show a bat house they have created. The two are promoting bat houses to help local bat populations. (Contributed)

Bat houses promoted to help bats in South Okanagan

Bats in South Okanagan are losing their habitats

  • Jun 23, 2022
Logan Miller, left, and Elijah Dueck show a bat house they have created. The two are promoting bat houses to help local bat populations. (Contributed)
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Cat-cuddling Lumby deer causing concern

Fluffy’s story unfolds after someone hit her with a broom

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