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Plants grow in many kinds of places, and in many kinds of physical situations.
Ed McMackin discusses the killdeer, and its nesting habits.
A common concern about food and hiking is getting the greatest amount of energy for the least amount of energy.
The spring season brings with it many major events, most of which occur with every spring.
Ed McMackin on our negative environmental footprints.
"Thus far, this winter season has seen the best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing conditions I’ve experienced in the Creston Valley"
Ed McMackin on Canada's new national bird -- the Gray Jay
Creston's Ed McMackin discusses fungi -- mushrooms and toadstools.
Ed McMackin discusses various butterflies and their life cycles.
Creston's Ed McMackin on the nature of the praying mantis.
There are many possibilities for some great hiking around Creston before snow and freezing temperatures prevail.
Creston Valley outdoors columnist offers a closer look at seven plants (with pictures) that bring spring life to Kootenay mountains...
Spiders may make homes in burrows, dense grass, attached to branch, says Creston outdoors columnist Ed McMackin...
When I see some not-often-seen phenomenon or thing, I think of how much is missed, says Creston outdoors columnist Ed McMackin...
Outdoors columnist Ed McMackin takes a closer look at the nesting and other habits of Creston Valley mallard ducks...
Naturalist Ed McMackin gives identification tips for turkey vultures, which help clean up the outdoors...
Holly Falls flowing, Creston Mountain Trail in good condition, says outdoors columnist Ed McMackin...
Outdoors columnist Ed McMackin describes some of the brightly-coloured flowers that can be seen in the Creston Valley...
Water dippers are very much at home around our mountain creeks, says Creston Valley outdoors columnist Ed McMackin...
Cloaked in snow, once familiar scenes transformed into something new and different, says outdoors columnist Ed McMackin…