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Arianna’s summer at Kokanee Nature Centre

By Arianna Murphy Steed Arianna is starting her first year of university at UBC in Vancouver this week. There is a lot to like about the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre. There is a beaver lodge and a dipper nest, the bear-scratch tree and the willows where the cedar waxwings play. There are the trail cams that capture animals at play. There are the interesting people exploring the forests from…

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Happy Bears at Kokanee Creek Park

  They made it! A black bear sow and her cub spent last fall eating Kokanee at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Often bears feeding this close to people learn to eat garbage or visitor food if it is available and end up being destroyed as safety risks. But these bears fed on salmon in front of park visitors without approaching visitors, eating campground food or park garbage. Staff of B.C.…

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