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 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

 

Cora Goodyear spotted a doe and its twin fawns strutting along Allard Crescent Friday in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 26, 2022

 

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 Langley

Woman reports ‘scary’ encounter while walking pet

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)
This black-headed grosbeak stopped for a bit of a rest in Veronique Kolisnyk’s backyard in Walnut Grove recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 17, 2022
This black-headed grosbeak stopped for a bit of a rest in Veronique Kolisnyk’s backyard in Walnut Grove recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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 Aldergrove

B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) investigates

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)
Theresa McCullough discovered a family of raccoons camped out in her Langley yard, near Peterson Road Elementary, snacking on her cherry tree. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 16, 2022
Theresa McCullough discovered a family of raccoons camped out in her Langley yard, near Peterson Road Elementary, snacking on her cherry tree. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mule deer and fawn (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Hundreds of species spotted in Langley watersheds

Everything from animals to plants and fungi were reported during the community’s latest bioblitz

  • Jul 15, 2022
Mule deer and fawn (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Jim Orlowski and his wife discovered a muskrat gathering food during a recent walk along the river loop in Campbell Valley Regional Park. “We were there several minutes watching its antics, until we left him for some other visitors to take their turn observing his behaviour,” said Jim.

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  • Jul 13, 2022
Jim Orlowski and his wife discovered a muskrat gathering food during a recent walk along the river loop in Campbell Valley Regional Park. “We were there several minutes watching its antics, until we left him for some other visitors to take their turn observing his behaviour,” said Jim.
Aldergrove resident Kristy Addison was delighted to locate the couple who came to her rescue after three coyotes became aggressive while she was walking her dog Cena in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. (Facebook)

Aldergrove woman rescued from coyote attack locates Good Samaritans

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

Aldergrove resident Kristy Addison was delighted to locate the couple who came to her rescue after three coyotes became aggressive while she was walking her dog Cena in Aldergrove near 244th St. and Robertson Crescent on Wednesday, June 29. (Facebook)
Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 5, 2022
Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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: Aldergrove 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)
A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)

From food to family member: Baby B.C. hawk goes from eagle bait to roommate

Red-tailed hawklet brought to the nest as food instead gets adopted by eagles near Nanaimo

A baby red-tailed hawk, right, originally captured as live food for an eaglet, left, has become part of a family of eagles on Gabriola Island. The eagles are feeding and caring for it after the eaglet wouldn’t kill it when it was brought to the nest in early June. (Photo courtesy Sharron Palmer-Hunt)
Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Avian flu confirmed in Canada geese at Abbotsford park

Wildlife centre is receiving almost-daily calls about ill or dead birds

Avian flu has been confirmed among some Canada geese at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)