Monthly Archives: July 2012

We Found the Salmon Trees

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If you’ve ever walked in a forest that has salmon habitat flowing through, then you have probably met a Salmon Tree*.
By detecting salmon-derived nitrogen in tree core samples, we can see that salmon carcasses (often brought in land by bears and other predators) feed trees in riparian zones. To find out more, check out this paper!

* “Salmon Tree” is the name used by Metro Vancouver Park Interpreters when teaching about this study.

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Iona Beach

Surrounded, encircled, protected by so many swallows.

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Wise Words on the Cheakamus River

Water is often the site of miracles, healing, initiation and re-birth, isn’t it?

* Note: The practice shown above may result in bits of greenery stuck between your toes.

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Storytelling

A special teacher we visited at the North Vancouver Outdoor School…

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