Nature Notes

The following are links to recent articles posted in the Delta Optimist, and/or the Delta Optimist Online, by members of DNS, or Partner Organizations:

Nature Notes 2023

Optimist OnlineDNS or PartnerAuthorTopic
Jan 25Reifel Bird SanctuaryKathleen FryThe winter courtship of Hooded Mergansers

Nature Notes 2022

Optimist OnlineDNS or PartnerAuthorTopic
Dec 14DNSElizabeth PerrinHelping Hummingbirds in winter
Nov 30Ducks Unlimited CanadaEric BalkeRestoring Fraser River estuary marsh habitat
Oct 30Sandor Gyarmati Delta’s bats of Burvilla
Oct 28CBC NewsB.C. permanently bans use of rat poison
Oct 25Delta Farmland & Wildlife TrustConnor Hawey/Grassland set-asides provides much-needed habitat for Delta’s breeding birds
Sep 27Birds CanadaJames CaseyReturn of wintering birds
Aug 23DNSTerry CarrWhy Do We Need Bugs?
Jul 26FOSBMarg CuthbertInvasive European Green Crab in Boundary Bay
Jul 2DNSPeter WardThe Joy of Listening – Bird ID
May 28OWLMartina VersteegAvian Flu’s Impact on Owls
May 9Sandor Gyarmati Good news for birds of prey in Delta, province
Apr 27Birds CanadaJames CaseyCity Nature Challenge across the Fraser Delta
Mar 30DNSNicki BrockampFascinating, misunderstood bats
Feb 21Dani PenalizeBursary honouring beloved South Delta birder receives over $60,000 in donations
Jan 25DNSAnne MurrayA fascinating look at owls

Nature Notes 2021

Optimist OnlineDNS or PartnerAuthorTopic
Mar 22DNSValerie FullerLife on the Slough
Apr 8Ducks UnlimitedSarah NathanCooperation the key to Conservation
Apr 22Cascade Bird Box TeamPeter WardHelping Barn Owls in Our Area
 Apr 17 DNSElizabeth PerrinLetter: Wildlife harassment: now it’s the Garter Snakes
May 11Delta Farmland & Wildlife TrustDrew BondarGrassland Set-Asides – a practical solution
June 8DNSNicki BrockampThe Ups and Downs of Backyard Beekeeping
June 22Boundary Bay Park AssociationKim HoughtonRegional Parks Snap & Share
July 5DNS Anne MurrayExploring Delta’s Biodiversity
July 21DNSAnita DenDikkenThe Barn Swallows of Tsawwassen
Aug 3DNSPam SwaniganGardening for Butterflies
Aug 17DNSJoe StephensonHelp Nature Come Home
Aug 31DNSDavid HoarA Silent Invasion
Sept 14DNSNicki BrockampThe Magic of Mushrooms
Oct 6Cascade Bird Box TeamPeter WardTree Swallow Boxes
Oct 27Reifel Bird SanctuaryKathleen FryThe Return of our wintering birds
Nov 8DNSStaff ReporterNew nature brochures for Delta
Nov 9Birds CanadaJames CaseyBird Monitoring in the Fraser River Delta
Nov 24Delta Farmland and Wildlife TrustMorgan PowellSupporting the Pollinator’s Path
Dec 7Reifel Bird SanctuaryKathleen FryPuddle Ducks, Pondweeds & Piracy

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