Tag Archives: Larry Halverson

What’s in a Name – Mitchell Range

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Mitchell Range in the Kootenay Valley forms the eastern boundary of Kootenay National Park. It is made up of eight mountains and stretches from the Simpson River to the Cross River. Named after … > Read More

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Eagle Eye

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay From Wikipedia: 
“The eagle eye is among the strongest in the animal kingdom, with an eyesight estimated at four to eight times stronger than that of the average human. “An eagle is said to … > Read More

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Wolf tracks

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Wolf tracks, like those of all canids, show four toes on each foot with claw marks present. The tracks of a wolf and large a dog are indistinguishable, even to a trained wolf biologist. … > Read More

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Great to see wolves returning

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay At one time Grey Wolves ranged over the entire northern hemisphere, but over the years they were essential eradicated from the landscape, even in the national parks. By the late 1940s there were no … > Read More

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Deer from the rear

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay It is not obvious how White-tailed Deer got its name until you see them flee. As they run, their tails flip up and flare out, revealing an obvious white flag. It is thought they … > Read More

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Common Raven

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Common Raven is one of these most common birds seen when driving through Kootenay National Park. Highways are heavily used by ravens as they patrol the roads looking for road-kills. In winter ravens … > Read More

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House Finches are singing

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The songs of House Finches were not always heard in the Columbia Valley. In fact they were unknown in the province until 1935, when a pair of House Finches were reported nesting in Penticton. … > 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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Jet-setting tadpoles

Last week, 2,200 Northern Leopard Frog tadpoles, reared by the Vancouver Aquarium, were released into the Columbia Valley Marshes as part of a reintroduction program. Thanks to London Air for providing the Learjet transportation for this fragile endangered species. By … > Read More

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Endangered frog takes a leap forward

By Larry Halverson The endangered Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens), the most at-risk amphibian in British Columbia, is taking a leap forward on its path to recovery, largely due to the coordinated work of the Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team. … > Read More

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