Tag Archives: Alan Dibb

Legacy of a pioneer biologist, educator and conservationist

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay This book traces the early history of biological exploration and discovery in British Columbia and Canada’s Rocky Mountain national parks. One man, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, was at the centre of that history as an explorer, educator, … > Read More

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Coyotes make a living with their nose

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Coyotes have keen senses of hearing, sight, and smell. But it seems they use their sense of smell the most for finding food and avoiding dangerous predators. Their nose can even locate prey that … > Read More

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M645 provided great knowledge

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay “In spring 2013 wildlife researchers marked the passing of a special member of the Radium Bighorn Sheep Herd. Ram #M645 gave us knowledge that will be used for years to come to protect his herd … > Read More

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Cinnamon Teal

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay The vivid breeding plumage of the drake Cinnamon Teal is hard to miss and the male’s cinnamon colour makes them very easy to identify. The females, however, are a different story. Their mottled brown colour … > Read More

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In search of…

The Golden-mantled ground squirrel Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, distinguished by their prominent stripes, emerge a bit later than Columbian Ground Squirrels but seem rarely to be seen in spring. In the 1980s, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels were commonly spotted at the Radium … > Read More

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Bottom to top awakening

Columbia Ground Squirrel by Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay Columbian ground squirrels are still, as far as we know, down in their winter burrows, but they will be emerging soon.  The average date for first emergence is about April 10 at … > Read More

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2012 in Review – January to April

Images of 2012 January to April The following presentation (below) features images that appeared in East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-KNOW) in 2012. The images provide an accurate cross-section of what appeared on our digital pages and, hopefully, give a … > Read More

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New bird species for Kootenay National Park

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay The Eurasian Collared-Dove is native to Asia and Europe. It was introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s. It spread to Florida in 1982 and has been rapidly expanding its range across North America. There … > Read More

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Stuffing face

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay Many of us had the good fortune on Thanksgiving of eating until our bellies were full. And this golden-mantled ground squirrel seems to be doing the same. It was feeding  Penstemon ellipticus seeds at around … > Read More

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Marmots at Stanley Glacier

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay Last summer Kootenay National Park’s wildlife specialist Alan Dibb saw many marmots at the head of the Stanley Glacier Valley near the end of the trail, including two family groups. This year, on several visits, he … > Read More

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