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Susannah Anderson
Attended UNAM, Mexico City
Lives in Campbell River, BC, Canada
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Over the hill
On the back side of the information kiosk on Mitlenatch Island, there were the animals we could hope to see. Birds, mammals, intertidals, and a snake. Needs its own heading, doesn't it? Over the top of the hill, we came to the caretakers' cabin. It's a rams...
On the back side of the information kiosk on Mitlenatch Island, there were the animals we could hope to see. Birds, mammals, intertidals, and a snake. Needs its own heading, doesn't it? Over the top of the hill, we came to th...
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Almost, but not quite
Lying between the shady coastal rain-forest environments of the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, stony, dry, sunny Mitlenatch Island is an oddity. Some of the plants I saw were old favourites, like the salal or the stonecrop, but many were like, but not...
Lying between the shady coastal rain-forest environments of the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, stony, dry, sunny Mitlenatch Island is an oddity. Some of the plants I saw were old favourites, like the salal or the stonec...
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Life of the party
The bird blind on Mitlenatch Island looks down over a rocky cliff painted white with gull guano. There's a plank bench big enough for 4 people, and a plank (the same one?) removed from the wall, leaving a gap to peer through. The gulls don't seem to notice ...
The bird blind on Mitlenatch Island looks down over a rocky cliff painted white with gull guano. There's a plank bench big enough for 4 people, and a plank (the same one?) removed from the wall, leaving a gap to peer through...
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"Calm waters all around"
Last Saturday, I joined a group on a day trip to Mitlenatch Island *, on the little schooner, Misty Isles , out of Cortes Island. The weather was perfect, the boat comfortable, the captain and crew friendly and knowledgeable; we hiked on the island, and cir...
Last Saturday, I joined a group on a day trip to Mitlenatch Island*, on the little schooner, Misty Isles, out of Cortes Island. The weather was perfect, the boat comfortable, the captain and crew friendly and knowledgeable; w...
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Under-rock assortment
You can't flip just one. It's hard to stop at one hundred; I don't know if I could, if it weren't for the tide coming in. Flipping rocks at low tide. Each one hides another treasure. And I stand up, holding my back and groaning, and tell myself it's time to...
You can't flip just one. It's hard to stop at one hundred; I don't know if I could, if it weren't for the tide coming in. Flipping rocks at low tide. Each one hides another treasure. And I stand up, holding my back and groani...
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Open up!
Down at the very bottom of the intertidal zone, where the water never quite disappears, where the sun never has a chance to heat up their hiding places, where the next infusion of cold water comes in strong and fast, porcelain crabs wait for the turning of ...
Down at the very bottom of the intertidal zone, where the water never quite disappears, where the sun never has a chance to heat up their hiding places, where the next infusion of cold water comes in strong and fast, porcelai...
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Rock garden
In the late 1800s, a local sheep herder rowed his stock over to Mitlenatch Island every spring. The island is small, with an area of 35 hectares (one third of a square kilometre), mostly bare rock, reached only by water. It's 13 kilometres from Manson's Lan...
In the late 1800s, a local sheep herder rowed his stock over to Mitlenatch Island every spring. The island is small, with an area of 35 hectares (one third of a square kilometre), mostly bare rock, reached only by water. It's...
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Mostly rocks
Where to start, where to start? At the beginning, of course! The day trip to Mitlenatch Island started with an early morning ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island, then a dash across the island to catch the ferry to Cortes Island, with bare minutes to ...
Where to start, where to start? At the beginning, of course! The day trip to Mitlenatch Island started with an early morning ferry from Campbell River to Quadra Island, then a dash across the island to catch the ferry to Cort...
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Shoulda, coulda, didn't
It's a mistake to be too easily satisfied, too quickly beguiled by the obvious. Flipping rocks at low tide, there's a tendency to say, "Look, a clingfish! Look, a pretty anemone, an angry crab!", to take a few photos and go on to the next rock without stopp...
It's a mistake to be too easily satisfied, too quickly beguiled by the obvious. Flipping rocks at low tide, there's a tendency to say, "Look, a clingfish! Look, a pretty anemone, an angry crab!", to take a few photos and go o...
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Noble lemon, shaggy mouse, and little Doris
Those are all nudibranchs. Aka sea slugs. And one, the noble lemon nudibranch, was definitely sluggish when I woke her up from her afternoon nap. Peltodoris nobilis , the noble sea lemon. When I turned over her stone, she was just a circular yellowish blob,...
Those are all nudibranchs. Aka sea slugs. And one, the noble lemon nudibranch, was definitely sluggish when I woke her up from her afternoon nap. Peltodoris nobilis, the noble sea lemon. When I turned over her stone, she was ...
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Crabs wearing hats
In the lower reaches of the beaches of Campbell River, the most common crabs are the brown or olive green kelp crabs. On this latest visit, I noticed something I don't remember seeing before. Most of the kelp crabs were wearing fragments of sea lettuce, but...
In the lower reaches of the beaches of Campbell River, the most common crabs are the brown or olive green kelp crabs. On this latest visit, I noticed something I don't remember seeing before. Most of the kelp crabs were weari...
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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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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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