Month: May 2009

Celebrate and Support Biodiversity

The United Nations has proclaimed 22 May 2009 International Day for Biological Diversity (AKA Biodiversity) to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity and increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. The term biodiversity was coined by E.O. Wilson and refers to “the variety of living things, including diversity within species (genetic diversity), [Continue]

Cuddly critters

This little fellow was dashing along the rocks at Ogden Point Breakwater on Saturday. Mustela vison evagor Hall is the subspecies of American mink native to Vancouver Island, according to Ian McTaggart-Cowan and Charles J. Guiguet’s classic BC Provincial Museum-published manual, The Mammals of British Columbia (1965). There’s some debate about whether the mink that [Continue]