Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
Our community swimming pool had a mama duck nesting in one of the nearby shrubs. The lifeguard crew barricaded the area with overturned lounge chairs while, for a few weeks, visitors extended our necks to see the nesting mom. Last week, the barricade was gone, as was the mom and assumed eggs. Taped to the lifeguard station window was a picture of the mama and nearly a dozen ducklings making their way out of the shrubs and into the pool. Volunteers transported the family to a nearby pond where I'm sure they are more happy (and less chlorinated). It was a nice subplot to the summer.
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