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Sandhill Cranes – our true-life big bird

By Dan Hicks In August’s dry Douglas fir-ponderosa pine open grassy forest north of Cranbrook, a wary greater sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis tabida) keeps a…

Our Harvest Moon Riseth

By Dan Hicks Were the weather forecast favourable, this evening’s (September 13) harvest moon would present we Cranbrookers with a premier autumnal opportunity to toil…

Stepping into a Golden sky

By Dan Hicks Mount 7 rises high in the Rockies southeast of Golden, its peak distinguished by a mega numerical “7” created by remnant summer…

Radiant Rockies vanquish valley gloom

By Dan Hicks Op-Ed Commentary Despite a gloomy omnipresent mid-November afternoon overcast, the panoramic Steeples, pride of British Columbia’s southern Rockies, were sunlit along a…

Nature at our doorstep

By Dan Hicks Situated along the City of Cranbrook’s northeast boundary, the Cranbrook Community Forest offers Cranbrookers easy access to a natural world of woodlands, hills, ponds,…

Autumnal Full Moons

By Dan Hicks Our ashen Harvest Moon breaks free of horizonal cloud and ascends into a clear cool September night sky above Cranbrook; a welcome…