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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…

Osprey are back

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Osprey nesting in this region return from their wintering areas around mid-April when the valley lakes are free of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…