Liz Ciocea

The Muskrat Ramble

[imageeffect type="lightbox" align="alignleft" width="250" height="188" alt="Muskrat-Photograph by Brian Hoag" url="/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/muskrat-ramble-01.jpg" titleoverlay="yes"]The Common Muskrat ondatra zibethicus is another interesting mammal found on Gabriola and right across North America. Originally called” Moskwas “or” Musquash “by the Abnaki First Nations because of a …

Wetlands

Wetlands are one of the most important life support systems on the planet comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. Once considered worthless, wetlands were drained, filled, eliminated all together because it was thought they were disease filled, stinky, insect …

Fledglings

Sunday March 29, 2009 was a beautiful sunny day sandwiched between what seemed like endless days of rain, wind and cold. It was windy but the sun shone and a very happy group of poetry and bird lovers gathered at …

Help The Hummers!

What an earth are hummingbirds doing here on Gabriola in the middle of winter? A number of people will have the Anna’s hummingbird at their feeders this winter and will be wondering why that is. This hummingbird has for some …

The Turkey Vulture

Photos taken at Annie's Acres
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The Turkey Vulture is probably one of Gabriola Island’s least appreciated and most misunderstood residents. Their strange appearance is bound to conjure up feelings of …

Geneva found around one day old

Geneva’s Conventions

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Geneva is a beautiful city in Switzerland known for the Geneva Convention. One meaning of convention is rule, method or practice established by usage.Geneva was the name given to a …