Nature

Guests at the River Basin Days workshop at Campbell River Regional Park use a handheld microscope to study and draw the flora and fauna of the park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Residents enjoy mother nature using all five senses

Langley residents had the opportunity to explore nature using all five senses…

 

Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC) offers multiple environmental workshops throughout the year. Last year many Langley residents joined the centre's 'walk in the nature' workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River Discovery Centre offers sensory workshop at Campbell Valley Regional Park

Discover nature during a fun, family-friendly workshop

 

Sterling’s setup where he captured the seal pup’s birth. (Courtesy of Derek Sterling)

VIDEO: Victoria volunteer captures ‘awesome’ elephant seal birth

Derek Sterling is living on Race Rocks to help maintain the equipment and manage the wildlife

 

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot
(Nature Conservancy of Canada handout photo)

OPINION: Conserving forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems in B.C. has global impact

This week and next governments, scientists and conservation experts are gathering in…

  • Dec 8, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada handout photo)
Langley kids joined hands to remove about nine cubic metres of invasive Himalayan plant blackberries at Routley park. The activity was hosted by Lower Mainland Green Team - an environmental charity group. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students take on invasive Himalayan blackberries

About nine cubic metres – equivalent to 56 bathtubs – of the invasive plant removed

  • Nov 12, 2022
Langley kids joined hands to remove about nine cubic metres of invasive Himalayan plant blackberries at Routley park. The activity was hosted by Lower Mainland Green Team - an environmental charity group. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Environmental group releases tips for salmon viewing this season

6.8 million sockeye salmon have returned on the Fraser River this year

The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)
A young female Humpback whale named ‘Spike’ was found dead off Malcolm Island. (Jared Towers photo)

Young female humpback whale ‘Spike’ found dead off Vancouver Island

Officials still investigating cause of whale’s death

A young female Humpback whale named ‘Spike’ was found dead off Malcolm Island. (Jared Towers photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Micheal McGarry shared a snap shot of autumn in 2020 along the Fraser River, from the Edgewater Bar area of Derby Reach Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Fall gets dragged in late this year

Season still moving along, despite dry hot summer

Micheal McGarry shared a snap shot of autumn in 2020 along the Fraser River, from the Edgewater Bar area of Derby Reach Regional Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson gifts $100M to help preserve B.C.’s nature

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson is donating $100 million…

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley Field Naturalists group is returning to in-person meetings with the first one scheduled to take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Langley Community Music School. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley environment enthusiasts return to in-person meetings

Upcoming meeting a trip to the U.K.’s wildlife

Langley Field Naturalists group is returning to in-person meetings with the first one scheduled to take place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Langley Community Music School. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A local letter writer says land cleared in Walnut Grove is an example of how businesses don’t see their impact on the environment. (Apple Maps)

LETTER: Stripped Langley lot example of sacrificing nature for almighty dollar

Individuals told to be greener, but companies not held to same standard, letter writer says

  • Sep 6, 2022
A local letter writer says land cleared in Walnut Grove is an example of how businesses don’t see their impact on the environment. (Apple Maps)
Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association’s ambassador team helped construct and maintain wattle walls to prevent soil erosion. (Langley Advance Times files)

Volunteers needed for a three-day Langley Bog clean-up project

Derby Reach and Brae Island Park Association urges community to preserve this cherished eco system

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association’s ambassador team helped construct and maintain wattle walls to prevent soil erosion. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Field Naturalists installed a plaque on the Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area recently to honour donor Albert Forslund and other family members. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley nature group honours donor of protected lands

Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area is maintained by the Langley Field Naturalists

Langley Field Naturalists installed a plaque on the Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area recently to honour donor Albert Forslund and other family members. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Field Naturalists, who remain clothed at all times, clarified some terminology after a recent story on the Aldergrove Nudist Club was published. (John Gordon/Langley Field Naturalists/Special to The Star)

LETTER: Langley naturalists group involved in many activities, all fully clothed

Local nature lovers offer cheeky clarification on terms such as nudist, naturist and naturalist

  • Aug 19, 2022
The Langley Field Naturalists, who remain clothed at all times, clarified some terminology after a recent story on the Aldergrove Nudist Club was published. (John Gordon/Langley Field Naturalists/Special to The Star)
This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

Biologist: ’It was just the most unusual thing I’ve ever seen’

This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)
The Morkin property in Southern Alberta. (Brent Calver/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Fill your pack with snacks, scientists need to know how neat B.C. nature is

The BioBlitz, through the iNaturalist app, runs from July 28-Aug. 1

The Morkin property in Southern Alberta. (Brent Calver/Nature Conservancy of Canada)
This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuation

No immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns

This long exposure image shows the eruption of volcano Sakurajima Sunday night, July 24, 2022, in the view from Tarumizu city, Japan’s southern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a volcano on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu erupted Sunday night, spewing ash and volcanic rocks, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in nearby towns. (Kyodo News via AP)
Carolyn Essaunce, vice-president of the Langley Bee Club, encourages people to get involved in big or small ways to help ensure the future for bees. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley’s apiary club keeps ‘buzzy’ through summer

People who enjoy bees and everything about the insect, can get real experience with local group

Carolyn Essaunce, vice-president of the Langley Bee Club, encourages people to get involved in big or small ways to help ensure the future for bees. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
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