Celebrating Sulzle’s exhibit, Available Light

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Available light — it’s the light that’s around us, the light a photographer can rely (or gamble) on without additional equipment. And, it’s the name of wildlife photographer Peter Sulzle’s upcoming exhibit at the Wilson House Gallery in North Kamloops. “I thought the name would be appropriate due to the fact that I never use artificial light or … [Read more...]

Southern B.C.’s rattling reptile

The Northern Pacific rattlesnake. 
Photo: Peter Sulzle

The Northern Pacific rattlesnake’s an intriguing sight. The reptile’s easily identified by its distinct features of a triangular and broad head, a unique neck and an impressive rattle at the end of its tail. These snakes are the only truly venomous snakes in B.C. and are only found in the Thompson Okanagan. They can be spotted living in rocky … [Read more...]

Citizen science takes on Herp Day

The Western terrestrial garter snake, or “wandering” snake, is one of the six species of snake local to the greater Kamloops area. These non-venemous reptiles are water lovers, and can be found near rivers. Photo: Peter Sulzle

A call to arms has been made to all amateur herpetologists — reptile and amphibian enthusiasts — to participate in International Herp Day on Sunday, June 2. In this case the arms will be a pen, notebook, and camera and the mission to hike, within a 50 kilometre radius of a base point, recording all herps that are visible. Participants are asked … [Read more...]