David Clements

A varied thrush made a visit to the Clements’ backyard this past winter.

Green Beat: Silent Spring must be heard

With the late onset of spring here in Langley this year, many are wondering whether it will ever come

A varied thrush made a visit to the Clements’ backyard this past winter.
Elizabeth Zwamborn will be speaking about her work with whales at the launch of the new Department of Geography and Environment at Trinity Western University on Feb. 22.

Green Beat: Call of the Whale

Elizabeth Zwamborn will speak on saving whales in the 21st century at TWU Feb. 22

Elizabeth Zwamborn will be speaking about her work with whales at the launch of the new Department of Geography and Environment at Trinity Western University on Feb. 22.
Scientists are uncovering the secret by which trees talk to one another, says biologist David Clements.

Green Beat: Talking Trees

As an ecologist I am forever being surprised by new interactions that make the world even more interconnected than I thought

Scientists are uncovering the secret by which trees talk to one another, says biologist David Clements.
A sunrise captured by David Clements while walking through trails at Trinity Western University.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Instead of sailing off into the sunset, this morning I walked into the sunrise.

A sunrise captured by David Clements while walking through trails at Trinity Western University.
Bright red amanita mushrooms, brought on by the rainfall this fall, have been spotted at the Trinity Western University campus.

Green Beat: Beautiful mushrooms larger than life

Every year we go to the same spot on campus, hoping to see them. And there they were! Fungal wonder in full colour.

Bright red amanita mushrooms, brought on by the rainfall this fall, have been spotted at the Trinity Western University campus.
Fred Van Dyke (right) speaks to the group at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan’s Hartwick Pines State Park.

Green Beat: If oil gets taken out from under a forest, will anyone hear?

Columnist reflects on oil and the environment while visiting old growth forest in Michigan

Fred Van Dyke (right) speaks to the group at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan’s Hartwick Pines State Park.
David Clements experienced an elephant ride while visiting China earlier this summer.

Green Beat: The elephant on the road

Columnist David Clements recently returned from a trip to China

David Clements experienced an elephant ride while visiting China earlier this summer.
An exquisite cloud formation inspired columnist David Clements in his article on the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower.

Green Beat: Don’t forget to look up! Meteor showers are on the way

This year’s Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to be twice as thick as usual. The predicted peak dates are Aug. 11-12.

An exquisite cloud formation inspired columnist David Clements in his article on the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower.
On May 5, Fort McMurray firefighter Troy Palmer posted this photo on Facebook of the inferno from the front line. He writes: 'Like a war zone..... advance..... attack...... fall back..... reinforce..... attack..... and unfortunately in some cases, retreat..... or drop everything, abandon gear and escape.' As of Tuesday morning (May 10), his photos had been shared more than 62,000 times on Facebook.

Wildfires and the human heart

Out of the disastrous Fort McMurray fire, a much bigger-hearted community image has been forged

On May 5, Fort McMurray firefighter Troy Palmer posted this photo on Facebook of the inferno from the front line. He writes: 'Like a war zone..... advance..... attack...... fall back..... reinforce..... attack..... and unfortunately in some cases, retreat..... or drop everything, abandon gear and escape.' As of Tuesday morning (May 10), his photos had been shared more than 62,000 times on Facebook.

Always discover the place you call home

You can’t escape your geography so embrace it, explore its sights and sounds as much as possible, says columnist

David Clements’ frog researcher Sterling Balzer found his first red-legged frog egg mass on Feb. 15.

Green Beat: Spring has sprung and the frog research is hopping

Many signs in the natural world show that spring is already here

David Clements’ frog researcher Sterling Balzer found his first red-legged frog egg mass on Feb. 15.
A Polyphemus moth, photographed by David Clements last summer, is one of the many insects he grew up admiring as a “nature nut.”

Green Beat: How to be a nature nut

I have fond memories of many Saturday mornings growing up in London, Ont. immersed in nature

A Polyphemus moth, photographed by David Clements last summer, is one of the many insects he grew up admiring as a “nature nut.”
Clements captured this photo of a varied thrush from his own deck. The White Rock/Langley bird count takes place Jan. 3.

Green Beat: The Christmas bird count tradition

Every year I look forward to taking part in a Christmas tradition involving birds — and I’m not talking turkeys.

Clements captured this photo of a varied thrush from his own deck. The White Rock/Langley bird count takes place Jan. 3.

Green Beat — Stewarding the environment one stream at a time

This is that wonderful time of year in Langley when the rain falls

David Clements and his son watched a hazy sunrise atop the Golden Ears in August.

Green Beat: climate change wake-up call

My son Luke tapped me on my shoulder saying “the sunrise is happening soon, if you want to see it.”

David Clements and his son watched a hazy sunrise atop the Golden Ears in August.
Brydon Lagoon in Langley City is home to a wide variety of birds, which come to feed on the fish that live in the pond.

Langley’s recycling lagoon

Brydon Lagoon is City’s vulnerable jewel, says environmental columnist David Clements

Brydon Lagoon in Langley City is home to a wide variety of birds, which come to feed on the fish that live in the pond.
Thanks to the ongoing spell of unseasonably warm weather, northern red-legged frogs eggs have been found in local ponds several weeks earlier than normal this year.

Green Beat – The miracle of new birth

As I look out my window into the warm spring sunlit scene,…

Thanks to the ongoing spell of unseasonably warm weather, northern red-legged frogs eggs have been found in local ponds several weeks earlier than normal this year.
Jennifer Rumley is shown with one of the fish traps she used to study the Salish sucker in the Little Campbell River watershed. The TWU environmental studies graduate was working on an internship with A Rocha Canada after finishing university.

Green Beat – Intern nets endangered species

When Langley resident Jennifer Rumley graduated with a Trinity Western University Environmental…

Jennifer Rumley is shown with one of the fish traps she used to study the Salish sucker in the Little Campbell River watershed. The TWU environmental studies graduate was working on an internship with A Rocha Canada after finishing university.

Five inventions that are bad for the environment

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, it's often about how technology is used

Speaking of climate change and faith

Climatologist and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe will speak at TWU on Oct. 8