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B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

N V Member, Nina Shoroplova’s Book Shortlisted for 2021  The stories of the trees in Stanley Park by Nina Shoroplova, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, is a finalist for the 38th Annual British Columbia Historical Federation Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Writing Competition.  Shoroplova is a historian, researcher, photographer, and author living in Vancouver’s West End.  Heritage House Publishing released Shoroplova’s book in June 2020, describing it as an “engaging, informative, and visually stunning tour of the numerous…

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iNaturalist & Photos from Kakwa Provincial Park

iNaturalist & Photos from Kakwa Provincial Park

by Bev Ramey These dark days of November and December have been a productive time to spend at my computer, posting plant photos onto the iNaturalist – BC Parks website. The photos are from our summer weeks spent in Kakwa Provincial Park over the past eight years. My husband, Bill, has posted butterfly and other insect photos, as well as bird photos, with more yet to come. The iNaturalist website encourages all to post your nature photos. Two “Project” areas that may interest you are: BC Provincial Parks and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.  View more photos for Kakwa that Bill and I have posted, from…

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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

Text and Photos by Bettina Matzkuhn (bettinamatzkuhn.ca) My favourite thing about being a member of Nature Vancouver, is that when we are on a walk, it’s like walking with an encyclopedia. I know I can get bird and flower apps but it’s much more interesting when a living person points out something I may have passed by. I also appreciate having stops where I can take photos or draw.  Drawing, which is any artist’s planning tool, forces me to pay…

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