Saturday, August 9, 2008

Exploring My Own Backyard

Visiting relatives in northern B.C. was the perfect reason to see more of this beautiful province. We hiked up to a glacial lake one day and two stunning twin waterfalls on another. We watched a fox crossing the road ahead of our car. We saw eagles fishing and loons diving to safety as the eagles passed low over the water. No number of wildlife programs on T.V. make up for the privilege of seeing animals in the wild.

In Smithers we visited the Northern Lights Wildlife Society where they are giving injured and orphaned wildlife a chance at survival in the wild. They are doing amazing things on a shoe string budget and recently released two grizzlies, a first in B.C.

As my holiday draws to a close I will have many wonderful memories of sunny days spent in the outdoors with friends and family. This will see me through the rainy days of a west coast winter.

Photo Credit: Michael Edwards

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