Friends of Kootenay Blog

Access stories and photos about the natural and human history of Kootenay National Park and Columbia Valley Includes highlights about the Friends of Kootenay National Park activities and programs.

 

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Kootenay Savings Donation

A very big thank you to the Kootenay Savings Credit Union Radium Hot Springs branch for their generous donations over the last four weeks.

They donated $347.36 from their Car Show Weekend BBQ and $528 from their Care Wear Program.

Thank you again Kootenay Savings for your generous donations!  Read more »

Friends of Kootenay National Park 2018-19 Board of Directors

President

Alex Goatcher

Vice-President

Vacant

Secretary

Lindsay Torma

Treasurer

Dale Genest

Gift Shop Manager

Vivian Genest

Directors

Barry Moore

Andree Galbraith

Natalie Wallace Read more »

New 508-million-year-old Bristle Worm Species Discovered in Kootenay National Park

 

Kootenayscolex barbarensis

 

Researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto have described an exceptionally well-preserved new fossil species of bristle worm called Kootenayscolex barbarensis. Discovered from the 508-million-year-old Marble Canyon fossil site in the Burgess Shale in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, the new species helps rewrite our understanding of the origin of the head in annelids, a highly diverse group of animals which includes today’s leeches and earthworms. Read more »

Annual General Meeting

 
Black bear using one the new wildlife underpasses in Kootenay National Park - Photo by Parks Canada.

 

Very Rare Sighting

 
Triangle covers and plastic pink Flamingos are used by BC Hydro 
to prevent Ospreys 
from nesting on dangerous power poles
- by Larry Halverson Read more »

Osprey are Back

 
April10, 2015 - Osprey on nesting platform, Dorothy Lake, Invermere,BC - by Larry Halverson

Osprey nesting in this region return from their wintering areas around mid-April when the valley lakes are free of ice. Some early arrival dates include April 3 at Columbia Lake and April 4 at Invermere, BC. Read more »

Wings Over the Rockies 2015


 

The theme for the 19th annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival is "Fossils and Feathers", inspired by the recent exceptional find of a fossil bed of significant importance in the Kootenay National Park.This year includes a full week of more than 90 field trips, presentation and workshops. Details at http://www.wingsovertherockies.org/  Read more »

What's Up - Easter Daisy



Easter Daisy (Townsendia hookeri) in bloom April 2, 2015
by Larry Halverson 

EASTER-DAISY is just on time this year. In fact it is the earliest bloom date we have recorded for the Columbia Valley.The daisy like flower looks like it has no stem as it grows very low to the ground, seldom more than 4 cm high. Read more »

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