2020 May Squamish Estuary Birds

The Squamish Estuary is quite active right now (early May) and it was great to see the Tree Swallows setting up their homes in the bird boxes in the estuary along the railway tracks. The common Yellowthroat Warblers were also busy along with Red-wing Blackbirds and a variety of sparrows, ducks and geese. It is often difficult to ID wading… Read the rest “2020 May Squamish Estuary Birds”

2020 April Around Squamish

As May begins, and we end our second month of self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, spring flowers, increased bird activity, periodic bear sitings, and having to mow the lawn are all indications that not all is being disrupted by the virus. It is definitely my favourite time of year, and we’re fortunate to live in such a beautiful area with… Read the rest “2020 April Around Squamish”

2020 April Squamish Spring

During this difficult time of self isolation, we consider ourselves lucky to be living in Squamish where there are so many great options for hiking and cycling. This is probably my favourite time of year when everything is starting to come alive after the long winter season. We’ve had a stretch of lovely spring weather, with some afternoons reaching the… Read the rest “2020 April Squamish Spring”

2019 October Cambodia

I spent the first few weeks of October on a programme in Cambodia designed to investigate areas impacted by war, primarily along the Viet Nam – Cambodia border, stretching from Svay Rieng in the south (in the middle of the “Parrots Beak”), up through Romeas Haek, Memot, Snuol and Mondulkiri in the north. Much of our work involved meeting with… Read the rest “2019 October Cambodia”