Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

A brief history of Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

If you’ve walked around Saanich’s Swan Lake nature sanctuary recently, you probably noticed the large floating cylinders around the lake.
Nature songs

Five songs inspired by nature

What better way to read the Climate Issue than with a hand-crafted playlist of nature songs in the background?

A camping revelation: Why you should spend time in nature

In October, I went on my first spontaneous mid-semester camping escapade. My perspective on what is in life completely changed.

Composting for the avid environmentalist

When I was little, my mother told me that if I listened closely enough I could hear a popping sound when an earthworm wriggles into the dirt. I would lie…

Personal Paradise – Carmanah Valley

The remote old-growth forest of the Carmanah Valley is situated on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, a two-hour drive from Lake Cowichan.

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