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 flash on my subjects,” explains Sulzle. “I enjoy getting up early and … [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 terrain and talus areas in forest or grassland habitats. Rattlesnakes … [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 to submit their results, pictures and videos to the event’s … [Read more...]

Abandoned or not?

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Spring is one of the best times of year for outdoor photographers. It’s a time of renewal, and the possibility of observing and taking pictures of young creatures is very exciting. One of the most frequently seen species in the Kamloops and Sun Peaks areas is the mule deer. Spring’s a very important time for does as they move into suitable habitats to give birth to their fawns. Deer deliver their young in late … [Read more...]

The Northern pygmy owl

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The Northern pygmy owl is a sight that never fails to fascinate — its unmatched beauty strikes a chord with pretty much everyone. This little creature is one of the smallest species of owl and at hardly 18 centimetres tall it’s only a little bigger than a pop can. While it’s arguable that everything about the pygmy owl makes it a visual treat, it’s the pair of black patches it has on its nape that really renders … [Read more...]