Nature

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

 

PQB News reader Mike Yip of Nanoose Bay shares this great shot. “The Varied Thrush is one of our prettiest winter birds,” he said. “It usually skulks in the forest until cold weather or snow forces it out in the open to search for food.”

YOUR PHOTOS: PQB News readers offer a sampling of their impressive photography skills

GALLERY: Submissions capture incredible wildlife, scenery shots

 

PQB News reader Tony Markle shares this amazing shot of a great blue heron about to have a vole for lunch. If you have a photo or video you would like to share in print or online, email them to editor@pqbnews.com.

YOUR PHOTOS: Hungry heron makes a meal of poor vole

Tony Markle shares amazing wildlife shot

 

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(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)

VIDEO: Beaver waddles through downtown Vancouver

‘Makin’ my way downtown…’

(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)
Mark’s Nature Park at 124 Finholm St. in Parksville will have approximately 20 trees removed on Jan. 11. (PQB News file photo)

20 trees to be removed from Parksville nature park on Jan. 11

Several trees were damaged in November fire

Mark’s Nature Park at 124 Finholm St. in Parksville will have approximately 20 trees removed on Jan. 11. (PQB News file photo)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: Parksville photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
The 34 elm trees on Memorial Avenue in Parksville will undergo maintenance, as per 2019 arborist recommendation. Three will be removed on Nov.19 and Nov. 20, due to declining health. The elms were planted by the city to commemorate fallen soldiers of the First World War. (Mandy Moraes photo)

City of Parksville plans maintenance for Memorial Avenue elm trees

Three trees slated for removal on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20

The 34 elm trees on Memorial Avenue in Parksville will undergo maintenance, as per 2019 arborist recommendation. Three will be removed on Nov.19 and Nov. 20, due to declining health. The elms were planted by the city to commemorate fallen soldiers of the First World War. (Mandy Moraes photo)
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City workers planting some of the 3,000 trees in Parksville urban forest areas. (Submitted photo)

Parksville workers plant 3,000 trees in parks throughout the city

Efforts will help revitalize urban forest areas

City workers planting some of the 3,000 trees in Parksville urban forest areas. (Submitted photo)
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach

Re: ‘Town of Qualicum Beach defers discussions with preservation society regarding wetlands’…

  • Oct 1, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to preservation society, Town of Qualicum Beach
A new 50-foot pedestrian foot bridge was installed in Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park South. (Photo submitted)
A new 50-foot pedestrian foot bridge was installed in Parksville’s Shelly Creek Park South. (Photo submitted)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
The French Creek House Ltd. development, in yellow, located near the French Creek Marina. (Bob Colclough map)
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Qualicum Beach council shows willingness to help preservation society

Morse: ‘We’re very interested in talking with them’

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Who… are you? Fawn meets owl in Errington. (Margaret Baldwin photo)

YOUR PHOTOS: Fawn meets owl in Errington

Send your photos to editor@pqbnews.com

Who… are you? Fawn meets owl in Errington. (Margaret Baldwin photo)
A black bear was seen roaming around a residence in Errington in the morning of July 17. (Photo submitted)

Black bear spotted roaming around Errington residence

Homeowner keeps garbage locked in a shed

A black bear was seen roaming around a residence in Errington in the morning of July 17. (Photo submitted)
In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

In July 2020, Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow captured a slow-motion video of an eagle fishing for its next meal near Bowen Island. (Screenshot of video)
A squirrel attempts to make off with a small Canadian flag from the yard of Ali Weidlich of Qualicum Beach. (Ali Weidlich photo)

‘Patriotic’ Qualicum Beach squirrel tries to make off with Canadian flag

YOUR PHOTOS: ‘PQB News’ reader shares pics

  • Jun 30, 2020
A squirrel attempts to make off with a small Canadian flag from the yard of Ali Weidlich of Qualicum Beach. (Ali Weidlich photo)
A white raven spotted in a logged-off area near the end of Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. (John Domovich photo)

Iconic white raven returns to Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Photographer John Domovich: ‘It blew me away when I first observed it’

A white raven spotted in a logged-off area near the end of Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. (John Domovich photo)