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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Delta, BC, Canada
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Intense colours
Beach pea, just getting started: First lathyrus flowers of the season.
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Barnacles on his knees
Beauty yesterday; the beast today. The largest hermit crab in my aquarium is a hairy, shaggy, scruffy, awkward old geezer. He's far too big for the shells he wears, so his back feet, there to hold the shell in place, hang out, uselessly. And his main pincer...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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This may help
Because those crabs were too well camouflaged, here's a marked-up copy of the photo: Crabs in red, hermits in green, green ribbon worms in yellow. And there's a full-sized photo on Flickr, here . Now, I've got to sleep. Tomorrow, my new critter!
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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More than he can chew
Yesterday a tiny green flatworm was out hunting snails. Small mud snail, smaller green hunter He chose one snail after another, and slithered around and around and around each one, looking for a vantage point to pull the snail out of its shell. Only trouble...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Unfolding
This ... Fern, unfolding ... reminded me of this ... Anemone, unfolding. Sometimes form follows function. Sometimes, it doesn't.
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Yellowlegs and oysters
At the mouth of the Nicomekl River, where it empties into Boundary Bay, the native Olympia oysters line the shores and pile up in shallow water. A discarded tire serves as a handy anchor point. The water here is knee-deep to the long-legged yellowlegs. The ...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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But I like the owl, too.
A sun-bleached log high on the beach looked like a good place to rest a while. And it had an interesting cut-out, besides. What do you see here? The shapes and textures set my imagination going; I see a worried face with a big, blobby nose, an owl, a dancin...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Watch out for the coat!
On the underside of a rock at the end of the boat ramp at Boundary Bay - almost at the high tide line - I found a white and brown, squirmy, translucent bit of live jelly and wavy bits. It wouldn't sit still for its portrait, so I popped it in a bag with sea...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Teeming
On the underside of one smallish stone on the White Rock beach, life happens. Abundantly. Flatworms, flatworm egg masses, barnacles, crabs, hermit crabs, snails, mussels, green ribbon worms, amphipods, and no telling what else. Examining the photo, I found ...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Elegant in black
The dunlins were feeding on Boundary Bay this afternoon; small flocks criss-crossed from sandbar to sandbar, some coming, some going, some more coming back. They never stay long in one place. I noticed that when they run on a sandbar, they all run at about ...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Wordless: Apple blossoms and lichen
Elgin Heritage Park.
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Striped leggings and red, red lips
... Barnacle outfits, that is. Acorn barnacles on a stone, feeding. The inside of the shell is a deep red. Long, pale legs, and shorter dark green legs. Another barnacle in the background, smiling. A barnacle has 6 pairs of legs, putting them between the de...
Notes and photos from wanderings in the Lower Fraser Valley, BC., with a few thrown in from Bella Coola and other BC visits. Favourite spots: Reifel Island, Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, Strathcona, White Rock, Cougar Canyon, etc.
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Mexico City - Toronto, ON - Ensenada - Seattle - Duncan OK - Tahsis BC - Vancouver BC - Bella Coola BC - Toluca MX - Houston TX
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Nature blogger, from Delta, BC, Canada. I love the small things; insects, spiders, intertidal invertebrates. And birds, of course.
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I'm a nature blogger, from Delta, the Lower Fraser Valley, BC, Canada. I'm over 65, a lover of birds, green stuff, multi-legged beasties, and the critters that squirm, slither and scramble on our beaches.


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