Nature

Langley Field Naturalists’ first meeting was all about the Camosun bog. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Star)

Langley Field Naturalists offer free zoom presentations

Group, focused on conservation and education, meet on the third Thursday of each month

Langley Field Naturalists’ first meeting was all about the Camosun bog. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Star)
The public can register for the Pollinators in the Park program at Campbell Valley Regional Park Metro Vancouver has started hosting public programs again with COVID-19 precautions. (Metro Vancouver Facebook page)

Metro Vancouver outdoor programs returning to Langley parks

Parks programs have been adapted to include COVID-19 protocols

The public can register for the Pollinators in the Park program at Campbell Valley Regional Park Metro Vancouver has started hosting public programs again with COVID-19 precautions. (Metro Vancouver Facebook page)
In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)
VIDEO: Langley ecologist takes folks on virtual walk along the Houston Trail

VIDEO: Langley ecologist takes folks on virtual walk along the Houston Trail

Professor explains more about native and non-native plants growing in Derby Reach Regional Park

  • Jul 2, 2020
VIDEO: Langley ecologist takes folks on virtual walk along the Houston Trail
Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Ducklings back in quack-tion after roadside rescue

Two ducklings returned to water near Seabird Island

Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
Glen Valley Watersheds Society record 73 different species at annual spring bird count

Glen Valley Watersheds Society record 73 different species at annual spring bird count

Red-breasted sapsuckers, flycatchers, cedar waxwings, and cliff swallows spotted in Langley

Glen Valley Watersheds Society record 73 different species at annual spring bird count
Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists

Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists

Group’s aim is to track Northern Pacific Treefrogs before they become species-at-risk

Reporting frog sightings in Fraser Valley helping conservancy biologists
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VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

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Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)

Amateur B.C. photographer captures rare pale-coloured Canada Goose

Bird with the condition ‘leucism’ appears almost ghostlike

Amateur photographer captured this photograph on April 28, 2020 of a leucistic Canada Goose on a Chilliwack waterway. (William Snow photo)
Trinity Western University physics professor Arnold Sikkema says he’s often on the lookout for interesting things in nature but he came across a very unique item near Pleasentdale Creek in Langley City early one morning during the recent cold weather. It’s a phenomenon called hair ice and forms on broken branches due to the presence of a fungus.

Through Your Lens: Frost feathers

This photo was contributed by a Langley resident

  • Feb 15, 2020
Trinity Western University physics professor Arnold Sikkema says he’s often on the lookout for interesting things in nature but he came across a very unique item near Pleasentdale Creek in Langley City early one morning during the recent cold weather. It’s a phenomenon called hair ice and forms on broken branches due to the presence of a fungus.
The best thing a flower-lover can do is buy locally to reduce the travel-related carbon footprint, says Julia Zini. (Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Flower fans push industry to be more eco-conscious

Vancouver shop owner Rosemin Jutha says she buys 90 per cent of her flowers from United Flower Growers

The best thing a flower-lover can do is buy locally to reduce the travel-related carbon footprint, says Julia Zini. (Black Press Media)
Although global warming is usually reported in terms of average degrees per year, climatologists say that’s not how it’s actually experienced. (Black Press Media file photos)

Research shows climate change silencing spots once buzzing with bees

Bees have faced a series of threats for years, including habitat loss, parasites and pesticide use

Although global warming is usually reported in terms of average degrees per year, climatologists say that’s not how it’s actually experienced. (Black Press Media file photos)
The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)
Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township

Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township

After literally years of debate, a tree protection bylaw was passed

Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township
One of the migrating toadlets rests briefly on the hand of conservationist Laura Newberry near a South Brookswood pond. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fewer squished toads the goal of this year’s Langley migration, say conservationists

The tiny western toadlets are about to embark on an epic journey of a couple of kilometres

One of the migrating toadlets rests briefly on the hand of conservationist Laura Newberry near a South Brookswood pond. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Tree bylaw tweaked, but passed by Langley Township council

Tree bylaw tweaked, but passed by Langley Township council

Councillors debated changes to the tree protection rules

Tree bylaw tweaked, but passed by Langley Township council
Odd Thoughts: Langley gardener has apple tree in blossom

Odd Thoughts: Langley gardener has apple tree in blossom

Nature is confused and confusing.

  • Oct 4, 2017
Odd Thoughts: Langley gardener has apple tree in blossom
(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley City’s library bids farewell to winged visitors

Children and adults were fascinated by painted lady butterflies that were released Thursday.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)