Category Archives: Wildlife in Kokanee Creek: sign, tracks, and videos. All this and skulls too!

Young biologists at the beaver lodge

KNI Wildlife Biologists At the Beaver lodge

Kokanee Nature Investigators is off to a great start.  Join us for Science Journaling;, Sampling Kokanee Creek; Tracking; Wildlife Biology and Aboriginal Botany.  And we have a special Kokanee Nature Investigators on Wednesday July 29th – Wildfire and Tree Rings.  Check out the schedule of events for the summer  and join us: http://kokaneevisitorscentre.org/?page_id=41#Calendar

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Kokanee Nature Investigators in 2015

Kokanee Nature Investigators returns for 2015!

Check out the schedule for our  Kokanee Nature Investigator (11- 16 year old scientists) programs.  How to keep a nature journal; Wildlife in Kokanee Creek Park; Tracking; Water: What’s in Kokanee Creek?; and Aboriginal Botany.  From 2:30 to 4:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Thursday.

We hope to see you there!

Just to get you interested – check out this collection of wildlife clips taken in Kokanee Creek over the past year.

http://youtu.be/PPUBdoRPKXE

 

 

 

Curious Otter, Siderius Photo

Otters!

What a day! Yesterday the Kokanee Salmon returned to the spawning channel (Welcome Home Redfish!) and our wildlife cameras captured an otter family leaving scent. They left scat and tracks – and hopefully we will get to see them in person!

Thanks to our sponsors: CBT, Nelson and District Credit Union and the West Kootenay EcoSociety!

Animal tracking - in the mud

Kokanee Nature Investigators Recent Activities

Kokanee Nature Investigators has only a couple of weeks left. Here are some of our more recent activities:

And our most recent trail cam video: a night time video of a coyote stalking…ground squirrels?

A stalking coyote

Thanks to our sponsors: CBT, Nelson and District Credit Union and the West Kootenay EcoSociety!

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Censussing: Tracking, Finding Sign and Trail Camera Videos

We had a great time finding tracks and checking videos on Thursday – check out the cool videos of the twin fawns. They certainly do leave lots of tracks!

Twin Fawns

Kokanee Nature Investigators (kids 11-17) Schedule:
Nature Journaling: Mondays, Aug 4, and Aug 18

First Nations Botany: Tuesdays Aug 5 and Aug 19

Forensic and Animal Tracking: Thursdays July 31, Aug 14, and Aug 28

Sampling Kokanee Creek: Tuesdays July 29, Aug 12 and Aug 26

Animal Censusing and Animal Behaviour: Thursdays Aug 7 and Aug 21

Thanks to our sponsors: CBT, Nelson and District Credit Union and the West Kootenay EcoSociety!

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Raccoon Video

Raccoon

This Kokanee Nature Investigators video shows a raccoon out in the park investigating out trail cam. Our next censusing and tracking session will be at 2:30 July 24.

Kokanee Nature Investigators Schedule:
Nature Journaling: Mondays, July 21, Aug4, and Aug 18

First Nations Botany: Tuesdays July 22, Aug 5 and Aug 19

Forensic and Animal Tracking: Thursdays July 17, July 31, Aug 14, and Aug 28

Sampling Kokanee Creek: Tuesdays July 15, July 29, Aug 12 and Aug 26

Animal Censusing and Animal Behaviour: Thursdays July 24, Aug 7 and Aug 21

Thanks to our sponsors: CBT, Nelson and District Credit Union and the West Kootenay EcoSociety!

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Hunting in the Kokanee Marsh

Great Blue Heron

We have the cameras up and running for our Kokanee Nature Investigators Censusing and Animal Behaviour unit on Thursday July 10.  When I was checking the video from the marsh, I found this clip of a Great Blue Heron hunting.  enjoy!

Visit our Calendar for Kokanee Nature Investigator events: http://kokaneevisitorscentre.org/?page_id=41#Calendar

Use the contact page to register for the programs.  Drop-ins are also welcome but participation is limited to 10 young people.

Thanks to our sponsors: CBT, Nelson and District Credit Union and the West Kootenay EcoSociety!