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Wild Fridays

Let’s salute Wild Fridays and remind us all about the fun and adventure of time spent in the great outdoors.

Cardoon

Ahhhck, its the Cardoooon... cant say this one without a Scottish accent! hahah Makes sense as this is a relative to the common thistle...

PACIFIC RHODODENDRON

This is the showiest and most beautiful flower in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.  It is the state flower of Washington, despite it...

Varied Thrush

You have probably seen more than normal of these around! Rich grey-blue back with a burnt orange bellied stocky birds just a little bit...

WESTERN YELLOW JACKET

Mostly living in North America, the Western Yellow Jacket is an animal who's populations explode in warmer months, but somehow they still exist in...

Pacific Chorus Frog

The Pacific Chorus Frog, also known as the Pacific Treefrog is arugably the most abundant amphibian on the west coast of North America, covering...

Turkey Tail Fungi

Today we feature Turkey Tail Fungi! The proper name includes "versicolor" which means many colors, as at full maturity it looks like a Wild Turkey's...

Chum Salmon

Today we take a look at the Chum Salmon, also referred to as Dog Salmon, Keta and Chub.  One of the largest salmon species...

Spur Throated Grasshopper

The spur throated grasshopper is one of the most destructive and most numerous insects in all of North America. Females can lay up to 20...

Lesser Snow Goose (Juvenile)

Today we look at the Juvenile Lesser Snow Goose! These, pictured, are apparently "blue-phase" snow geese, as "white-phase" snow geese will have the typical orange...

Fall Field Cricket

Adults can reach up to one inch and make that noise that we all know with their itty bitty little wings! A female is attracted...

Red Shafted Northern Flicker (male)

Today we look at the Red Shafted Northern Flicker. Flickers, as a type of woodpecker, commonly feed on the ground or dead tree snags, looking...

The BLUE MUSSEL!

The Blue Mussel attaches to a rock face using very strong byssus threads.  These byssus thread, or “beard”, are the mussels only defense sometimes...

The Black Bear

The Black Bear Saw Yogi up by the bypass. Keystone species and number in around 150,000 in BC. Alpha Males can grow up to 500...

Purple Sea Star or Ochre Starfish

Purple Sea Star or Ochre Starfish Keystone species of the Pacific Ocean the Purple Sea Star can live 20 years and only predators are gulls...

Daddy Long Legs (aka Long Bodied Cellar Spider)

Daddy Long Legs (aka Long Bodied Cellar Spider) That’s my renter, Fred. He’s late on rent! Hahah. They use a predator defence system of whirling...

Ten Lined June Beetle

Video by: Vista Radio Staff Ten Lined June Beetle This is a female Ten Lined June Beetle, also called a Watermelon Beetle. They don’t bite or...

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth Comes into this world as a tan boring looking caterpillar that slowly turns into a big juicy green caterpillar with a brown head....

Mason Bees

Mason Bees! Our native pollinators in North America! The hardest working bees that do not produce honey, as they can pollinate 1600-2400 blossoms a day,...
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