Tracking a Grey Wolf

Of the three top predators in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve I have regularly seen Black Bears but have yet to have seen a Cougar (in the park) or a Grey Wolf.  Maybe this is a good thing…  Sometimes seeing the sign that one of these predators has passed through is enough. Early this week I was the first person …

Sand Dunes at Wickaninnish Beach

One of the places that my wife Jocie and I love to return to again and again are the sand dunes at Wickaninnish Beach. For the botanist, these dunes are the home to many very interesting plants that are adapted to the shifting sand of the dune ecosystem. Sand dunes at Wickaninnish Beach from a vantage point high in the …

Birding at Oyster Bay

One of the better places for winter bird watching within easy driving distance from Courtenay is Oyster Bay Regional Park. The park is located just north of Oyster River and opposite the Driftwood Restaurant on old Highway 19A. Oyster Bay is best when the tide is high and the birds are in closer to the shore. A spotting scope is …