2018-3-30 : Dr Ross – latest local images

2017-12-9 : Laurie Gourlay – The SALISH SEA – UNESCO World Heritage Site Visionary

2017-12-9 : Laurie Gourlay – The SALISH SEA – UNESCO World Heritage Site Visionary

We Honour and Commemorate

The Sad Passing but Wonderful Contributions
of
Laurie Gourlay
Salish Sea
UNESCO World Heritage Site Visionary
 

2017-7-8 : ORCAS in Oak Bay

Orcas in Oak Bay! Resident Liz Smith first spotted them right offshore out from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel – heading south. But when they reached the end of Discovery Island they made a huge “U Turn” towards Hampshire House and then headed back north as shown here as viewed from our Hampshire House.  The whale watching boats were following them the whole way round the bay, as you can see. 

 

Staqeya the coastal wolf on Discovery Island

Staqeya the coastal wolf, still on Discovery Island, May 31, 2015 by Mike Sheehan. Amazing photo taken yesterday of the wolf over on Discovery Island. We need to get him a spouse? Some say this is the spirit of Chief Ron Sam’s father. Appeared on the island just after old Chief died. — with Mike Sheehan atDiscovery Island (British Columbia). 

Wolves have excellent hearing, and under certain conditions can hear a howl as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles away on the open tundra. A wolf howl is a deep and continuous sound from about half a second to 11 seconds long. So perhaps his pack in the Sooke Hills know where he is.