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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Delta, BC, Canada
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Stained glass wings
Aren't these wings  pretty? Wood gnat, Sylvicola sp. The fly, about a quarter of an inch long, turned up in my kitchen. His thorax was nicely striped, and the wings looked interesting, so I captured him. But he didn't like captivity, even after a calming re...
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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Serendipity
I had taken a wrong turn and was tangled in streets that curved away from where I wanted to be, and then dead-ended, when I passed a small sign at an opening into a brushy, weedy, dark ravine. " Al Cleaver Park ," the sign said. It didn't look park-like, no...
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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Scat, berries, and bugs. And a rat.
The Serpentine River lives up to its name. It winds across the flat Fraser Delta farmland, spreading out into wetlands where it finds opportunity, dawdling on its way down to the flats of Mud Bay. In the Fen, a wide, gravelled path winds with it, Northwest,...
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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Wit, wit, wit
It was a hot afternoon. Too hot. Too hot to be walking in the sunshine, too hot to want to eat. So said the mallards at Reifel Island. They sat in the dust, inert, ignoring me and my bag of goodies. Too hot to move. I went to look, instead, at the carp in 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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Muddy bassinets
Do spiders eat wasps? Do wasps eat spiders? We've been discussing this in the comments on yesterday's post . Conclusion; yes, and yes. Even baby wasps eat spiders. The porch of the building behind the washrooms at Reifel Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a...
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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Cuddly
It's amazing, sometimes, how such a voracious, efficient killing machine as a starfish can look so huggable. Leading arm of hunting mottled sea star. Baby blues and soft pinks, for extra innocence.
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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Leftover legs
A barnacle lives his entire adult life standing on his head, glued to something hopefully solid. He has one eye, which he never gets to use, locked down there inside his castle. His two tentacles are barely there, and glued down, besides.  He never leaves h...
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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Prickly!
Thistle buds, Serpentine Fens Bull thistle, Cirsium vulgare. Also known as Spear thistle.
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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On the banks of the Serpentine
The weather was perfect; windy and cool under a heavy cloud cover, just the sort of day for a long walk in the open. The Serpentine Fen beckoned. It's been quite a while since we visited. Serpentine River, facing northeast. It's a wildlife area, a wetland f...
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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The marital status of moths
I found this moth on the washroom eaves at Reifel Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Solitary underwing. Catocala sp. Before I sent it in to BugGuide, I spent a while scanning their photos to see if it was there already. And I found a match; the Betrothed Und...
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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Cruel disappointment
At Reifel Island: "Supper coming! My fave! Yum!" "Hey, where'd it go?" "Life's not fair!" Time elapsed, elation to despair: 4 seconds.
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Empty shells
From my tank: All that's left of my bubble shell snails Bubble shells thrive in my tank, in season and out. They go on mating and laying more and more egg masses all winter and well into the spring. But eventually they get tired, they get careless and let 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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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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