Tag Archives: Larry Halverson

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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What’s Up – Crocus

By Larry Halverson Crocuses are usually the first of the spring flowers as they often push their way up through snow. They are usually left alone by wildlife as most animals will avoid these caustic plants. Even for humans the … > Read More

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Look at the size of these Vibrissae

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay They are called vibrissae or more commonly known as whiskers. But the whiskers on this Red Squirrel are different from what men grow on their chin. These long squirrel whiskers are more rigid, embed … > Read More

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Photo exhibition depicts KNP 10 years after fire

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay John Dean’s new work featured at The Edge Gallery in Canmore is a series of recent photographs from the site of the 2003 forest fire in Kootenay National Park. The photographs were made with … > Read More

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Northern Pygmy Owl

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay As its name suggests, the Northern Pygmy Owl is Canada’s smallest owl, about the size of a pop can and weighs only 70 grams. But despite their small size, they are quite fierce, and … > Read More

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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 – PART TWO The following are images that we feel capture some of the essence of what occurred throughout the East Kootenay in 2013. Photos contained in this collection were mostly shot/arranged by Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer of … > Read More

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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 PART ONE Once we begin digging back into the past year’s image files, it never ceases to boggle the mind how many we publish each year; thousands of ‘em. As per newspapering tradition, an annual retrospective is a must. … > Read More

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Take a hike with Street View

By Larry Halverson What do tents and hiking boots have in common? You don’t need either to start exploring or planning your next adventure to some of the best national parks and historical sites across North America., including Kootenay and … > Read More

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Missing your false teeth?

By Larry Halverson The bushy-tailed wood rat, more commonly know as a pack rat, derived its name from its compelling desire to collect all sorts of small articles, especially shiny objects. There have been instances where pack rats have taken … > Read More

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