Anne Murray

Eagles perched at the Vancouver Landfill

BY THE BAY: Benefits abound in natural world

Children had lots of questions and comments, but one, that I heard more frequently than expected, took me by surprise.

Eagles perched at the Vancouver Landfill

BY THE BAY: Giants of the Fraser River

White sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish in North America

The Tennessee warbler is expanding its range

BY THE BAY: Birding atlas goes online

The BC Breeding Bird Atlas is now published online

The Tennessee warbler is expanding its range
A heron catches a fish in Boundary Bay.

BY THE BAY: Great blue herons need tranquility to survive

Fraser delta is home to many of the long-necked birds

A heron catches a fish in Boundary Bay.

BY THE BAY: Heritage plants need our attention to survive

Invasive species often dominate local landscapes, writes Anne Murray.

Two bald eagles spotted on White Rock’s ‘hump’ last July.

BY THE BAY: Eagle spottings on the rise in region

Bird counts show steady increase of bald eagles around Fraser Valley.

Two bald eagles spotted on White Rock’s ‘hump’ last July.
Holly is a Christmas staple.

BY THE BAY: A tradition of holly and ivy

Nature has many holiday connections, including with these two staples.

Holly is a Christmas staple.
Humpback whale population is growing in recent years.

BY THE BAY: Humpback whales making comeback

Population on rebound, decades after being nearly wiped out, writes columnist Anne Murray.

Humpback whale population is growing in recent years.
Tree planters work in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.

BY THE BAY: The multi-faceted value of trees

Health, history among many benefits of forests throughout community.

Tree planters work in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.

BY THE BAY: Finding nesting sites can be a challenge for birds

With natural landscapes disappearing from the Lower Mainland, finding a good nesting site can be challenging.

BY THE BAY: Birds bound for Alaska

The Boundary Bay region is a major stopover for flocks of sandpipers and other birds winging their way north

BY THE BAY: Disturbance of hibernating snakes ‘unfortunate’

Den of hundreds of garter snakes found in Boundary Bay dyke

Black Brant – a small sea goose – can be seen frequenting the waters of Semiahmoo Bay.

BY THE BAY: Arctic-nesting Black Brant winter in the bay

Several thousand Brant visit the Fraser estuary annually and many stay the winter.

Black Brant – a small sea goose – can be seen frequenting the waters of Semiahmoo Bay.

A wake-up call from nature

Study finds that species nearing extinction due to humans

BY THE BAY: Sockeye salmon may be in danger

Once again sockeye salmon are heading through the Strait of Georgia and into the Fraser, on the way to spawning grounds.

The painted lady butterfly’s habitat includes the Lower Mainland.

COLUMN: Nature needs champions

With loss of habitat, pesticide poisoning, and competition from introduced species, rarer species disappear.

The painted lady butterfly’s habitat includes the Lower Mainland.

BY THE BAY: A great place to be outdoors

Canada is a tremendous country for outdoor recreation and we can choose among myriad possibilities.

A great horned owl

BY THE BAY: A vulnerable time of year for birds

Peninsula birds are busy in springtime, and their habitats are delicate, writes columnist Anne Murray

A great horned owl
The Museum of Vancouver’s rewilding exhibit examines whether nature can return to our landscape.

BY THE BAY: ‘Rewilding’ movement takes shape

Can we bring nature back? That question is being pondered in a new exhibit,Rewilding Vancouver: Remember, Reconnect, Rewild.

The Museum of Vancouver’s rewilding exhibit examines whether nature can return to our landscape.

BY THE BAY: Celebrate heritage by looking beneath the surface

The theme of Heritage Week in B.C. is ‘Heritage Afloat'