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Very rare sighting

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay A few days late for April Fools but the angle of this photo makes it look like this Osprey is ‘taking out’ a Flamingo. Something you don’t see everyday in the Columbia Valley! Above … > Read More

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Wings registration underway

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The theme for the 19th annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival is ‘Fossils and Feathers,’ inspired by the recent exceptional find of a fossil bed of significant importance in the Kootenay National Park. This … > Read More

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What’s Up – Easter Daisy

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Easter Daisy is just on time this year. In fact it is the earliest bloom date we have recorded for the Columbia Valley. The daisy like flower looks like it has no stem … > Read More

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Mayhem lobster discovered in KNP

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Another new Burgess Shale species has been identified in Kootenay National Park (KNP). A 508 million-year-old predatory ‘lobster’ has been discovered in Canada that held a “key position” in the food network at the … > Read More

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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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