Marvelous Mudflat Snails

A couple of weekends ago we enjoyed a sunny trip down island to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. This BC Park is a fantastic place for kids and in the winter time the number of people using the trails and beaches are few(er) – note that on a sunny day there are still plenty of people out enjoying the park. The …

Beneath the Mud

There's something going on beneath the surface of the mud at the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area. There’s something lurking beneath the mud in the Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area. Actually, there’s a great deal of biodiversity underneath the nearly 1770 hectares of tidal mudflats protected since 1997 by this WMA. The challenge is getting out to see it without …

Comox Bay – BC Skywatch #8

While I spent most of my time this past weekend slogging around the mudflats of Comox Bay looking for Bent-nosed Clams and Japanese Littlenecks I couldn’t help looking occasionally skyward. The light was just brilliant and the combination of dark mud and dynamic clouds was irresistible. Many of these photographs feature a set of pilings. The bird boxes on these …

Searching for Littlenecks

Mudflats and Purple Martin nest boxes at Comox Bay, British Columbia. I was a little better prepared for mudflat exploration at the end of the second day of the workshop at the Filberg Lodge in Comox, British Columbia. After my experience on Saturday, I wore my rubber boots and was ready to spend an hour or so out in the …