Upcoming Bird Language Workshop

Come join us at Lynn Canyon Ecology center on┬áSunday, March 29, 1 pm to 2:30 pm for a workshop on bird language. As you walk through the forest, the local news is all around you. Who’s there? What’s that predator doing? Where is the best food? Learn to decode the language of the forest, the…

Bird language- Accipiters

The video below is shows a BBC clip of a sparrow hawk hunting. Sparrow hawks are accipiters, and fill the niche in England that in BC is filled by sharp shinned and coopers hawks. These are bird hunting birds who rely on speed camouflage to catch their prey. Hunting song birds is difficult, as is…

On a Beach… With a rock…

One of the things that I love most about wilderness skills is the mindset they create. Putting time into these skills gives you not only a new skill set to work with, but a new way of looking at the land that constantly challenges both your creativity and ingenuity. Rocks and sticks become tools as…

Survival: What if… I Get Stung by a Bee

After spending an entire summer in the city, barely getting out into the mountains at all I finally found a car to borrow and made plans to go for a good long hike over on the North Shore. I woke up in the morning, ran out to the garden to grab some fruit for breakfast…

Movie: The Great Dance

Examining the relationship between tracking, hunting and spirit in the Kalahari, The Great Dance follows the story of three hunters who hunt the old way- tracking through the desert, reading the landscape as the rest of us might a newspaper. It tells them where the animals are and where they are going, the different hunting…

History of Knives- Stone Age

Stone Age The first knives used were created by simply fracturing rock- a new fracture being sharper then the original weather worn edge. Any broken rock can be used as a knife but some rocks were favored over others. Flint, chert, greenstone, and jasper were valued as materials that were extremely strong and held an…