Crimson Wanderer Nymph

Crimson Wanderer Nymph Crimson Wander Nymph Classification: B/1, B/21 Back in October I wrote about a common species of shopping cart in our neighbourhood – the Crimson Wanderer. The Crimson Wanderer has an aquatic stage of its life cycle that it spends in small streams and creeks. This week I managed to capture an image of a juvenile Crimson Wanderer …

Lesser Central Creeper

Lesser Central Creeper Lesser Central Creeper Classification: B/4 In this latest edition of Vancouver Island Shopping Carts I discovered a lone Lesser Central Creeper in a back alley in Courtenay, BC. Note the distinctive yellow markings and small size that are characteristic of this species. This gentle omnivore is often domesticated by humans and put to purposeful use. With good …

Crimson Wanderers

Crimson Wanderers Crimson Wanderer Classification: B/1 Fairly common in my neighbourhood near downtown Courtenay, Crimson Wanderers tend to graze in small herds or singly. They are skittish and frighten easily, often moving from one place to another frequently. Distinctively red in colour, this shy species can be enticed closer with offerings of plastic bags and other small items. Crimson Wanderer …

Vancouver Island Shopping Carts

With a nod to Hugh Griffith at Rock, Paper, Lizard and Julian Montague at the Stray Shopping Cart Project I’ve been inspired to begin collecting images and documenting species of shopping cart on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Julian Montague has developed a classification system for eastern shopping carts based on “defining the various states and situations in which stray shopping …