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MARS MOMENT: One species of owl that is the smallest owl in Canada, has been nicknamed the Feathered Fireball
The northern pygmy owl stands only seven inches tall and has a wingspan of 14 to 16 inches...
MARS MOMENT: The bird was taken back to Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) where it was examined for injuries and identification
Trumpeter swans return to the Comox Strathcona region every winter
Halloween conjures up everything "spooky" and many creatures are feared when in actual fact they are harmless and really cool
Even some of the most avid, patient birders have never recorded a sighting of this intriguing marsh bird...
Seals are a wildlife species that are loved by many naturalists but fishermen are not so enamoured
Seals are one of the most common marine mammals found in our local waters; they are also a controversial issue to many people
In the next several weeks the large mammals, bears and cougars will be out foraging on fruit and small mammals
One of my favourite pastimes in the summer months is to visit and enjoy the many treasures found in Strathcona Park and Mount Washington.
There are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and they are only found in the Western hemisphere.
Many hummingbirds are named after vibrant colors – amethyst, emerald, ruby and sapphire
They discovered the pigeon's natural instinct to return to their home if they were taken to a different location
When we think of a pigeon it is often with negative thoughts
These vultures are a common sight in the early summer skies as they soar on the air currents, keeping a nose out for their dinner.
Last week saw the return of two patients that were rescued and have spent almost a year in captivity
Highly intelligent and inquisitive, raccoons have been nicknamed “nocturnal bandits”
These mammals belong to the same family as coatis and ringtails, and they are found throughout North and South America...
Elegant and graceful, great blue herons are one of nature's most beautiful birds...
Next to capybaras, beavers are the largest semi-aquatic rodents in the world. These animals are found across Canada.