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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Delta, BC, Canada
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Eating sand
Sammy wears his initials, S.L.G., tattooed on his leg; this is my leg, he says, and I don't want to lose it. He`s already lost three; enough`s enough. Poor. lopsided Sammy. Only one back leg on the far side. The rest were stolen. See his initials here? Eati...
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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Contributing to the delinquency of yellow jackets
Every time I've opened a door or window, these last few days, a yellow-jacket races in. I get the handy fly swatter, and shoo him out.  Next thing I know, he's back inside again. I think it's the same one, every time, because ... Sugar! The first time he ca...
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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Bullies!
" All bark and no bite ," I said, about the black-clawed crabs in my tank, because they'll threaten me with amputation, but then sit meekly in my hand, all threats forgotten. I was wrong. They're bullies, only attacking smaller and weaker neighbours. Not on...
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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Counting stars
Another young starfish, looking healthy. Mottled star, on stone at top of intertidal zone In a couple of square meters of stones, I found a dozen of these baby mottled stars, from about an inch to two inches across. Two looked faded and limp, but all the 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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Housing project
The beavers have been hard at work in Cougar Creek. Making perches for mallards, as well as their own lodges. Construction materials storage area. And I think this is round 11 of the human/beaver war . Neither side is easily discouraged.
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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A spray of yellow buttons
In my shady garden. Red and white columbine. Last year, this plant produced two whole flowers. This year, it's loaded. That's the beauty of perennials; if they don't thrive this year, there's always next. With no work involved. (Weeding and watering and fee...
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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Aquarium sampler
The beasties in my aquarium have been busy these last few days, happy with a new batch of fuzzy eelgrass, cleaning barnacled clamshells, and taking care of their family responsibilities. (Mating, laying, and toting eggs.)  I had a list of photos I needed to...
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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Morning light
This time of year, the morning sun shines on my deep shade garden briefly, spotlighting here and there for a moment, then moving on. If I'm quick, I can even get a photo or two. Two steps from my door. Clematis, Dutchman's breeches, London Pride, and distan...
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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Lawn-care specialists
Half-grown Canada goose goslings hard at work. Mowing and fertilizing, dawn to dusk. These are teens. The babies are yellowish. I joined a weekly walkers group this afternoon for the first time, on an 8 km route from uptown White Rock to the pier and back. ...
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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Second chance
Heading for the beach, I saw a hummingbird in a lilac bush.  A flash of green, a blur, and it was gone. Good enough; I was happy; I don't see these often. Coming back from the beach, there it was again. And I had my camera turned on. Another flash of green,...
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 watchers
Watching me watching them at Cougar Creek. Canada goose, with the sky through the trees in his eye. (Click to zoom in,) Yellow-eyed cat, soaking up sunshine. Mother and ducklings. "Mommy!" says the little one on the left, "There's someone in our creek!" Whi...
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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Candy on a stick
"Tis the season. For laying eggs, hundreds and thousands and millions of eggs. And the bubble shells are enthusiastic egg-layers. Almost every blade of fuzzy eelgrass in the lower intertidal zone carries, somewhere, another blob of transparent jelly filled ...
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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