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The Cardinal Directions and the Medicine Wheel
The Cardinal Directions and the Medicine Wheel

The realization came to me the other day as I was really givin’ er up Happy Trail on a beautiful sprinter day. I was having a little bit of a panic attack. I realized that in my current energetic state I may have once again taken on too much – work, personal, social, family. What was I thinking when I…

To Be Humbled
To Be Humbled

Last month, Pemberton had the honour of hosting just over fifty scientist specialized in their field from near and very far as an extension of the Whistler Naturalists annual BioBlitz event. This is the first time Pemberton has co-hosted this event. As the scientists unloaded from the bus, the butterflies in my stomach took flight. I consider myself an okay…

Pacific Chorus Frog
Pacific Chorus Frog

Finally the Pacific Chorus Frog has begun calling. One of the random things I have been keeping subjective track of over the years- what date do I hear the frogs calling from my backyard? Most of my 12-year long record shows the frogs start between April 1-3 but have been as late as April 7 and last year they started…

The Web of Life
The Web of Life

Pacific salmon are weaved into the rich tapestry of coastal B.C. culture and heritage. While local waterways in and around Whistler are void of salmon runs due to natural fish barriers such as waterfalls and tight canyons, Pemberton and Squamish waterways team with salmon nearing the end of their life cycle in the fall. These salmon feed bears and many…

Cold Frame Love
Cold Frame Love

Well, that didn’t take long! I am ALREADY scheming out next years crops. With the end of the garden season I always feel sort of a sense of relief that I can stop obsessing over my plants, and start obsessing over inside stuff. However, now I find myself pouring over my West Coast Seeds magazine and it is only November.…