Welcome to this new venture! This will be a web site/blog where nature pursuits can be reported and shared.
Some history about myself:
I’m married with two children. I live and work as a teacher in Kamloops, BC, Canada. My family and I spent 2004-2016 in north east China where I was also as a teacher. I have always had a fascination with all things nature and this led to becoming a birder a couple years after moving to China. I have traveled, birded, and taken in nature events in China and also many locations in south-east Asia. Now back in my home province of British Columbia I am rediscovering fishing and mammal watching among other things.
I like to think of nature in all its forms as being revealed to me instead of finding or discovering it. We know so little in comparison with what there is to know in terms of how many “natural” things work. The best birder I have ever met often says “always learning” when in discussion about how things work in the bird world. It is my wish that this space here always reflects that motto. The natural world is simply awesome and ripe for learning. My passion involves showing natural things to others. I have been privileged to be able to do this quite frequently in my job in China and continue to do this now.
During my 12 years in China I started a thread under the China section on birdforum.net. That thread, which can be found by clicking here, grew to 65 pages over time. This space will be similar in some aspects and different in others. I also want to thank my good friend Terry Townshend who runs the excellent site birdingbeijing.com for inspiration in starting this.
A mid afternoon visit for an hour. The three White-winged Scoters remain but are always on the opposite side of the lake from where I am. I did get some digiscoped images clearly showing white trailing edges as they preened near the far shore.
Separation Lake, Knutsford, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA