Thursday, February 26, 2009

Healthy lynx in the neighbourhood

photo by Fred and Julia Platteel

We've been hearing plenty of stories about this big, healthy lynx that has been wandering around the neighbourhood. Now we finally have photos! He (she?) doesn't seem to be very shy and obviously has plenty to eat. At our house we're wondering if this cat might be responsible for our shrinking grouse population -- we've gone from 5 to 2 at our bird feeder in the past week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chip trucks on surrounding roads

Be cautious with all the chip trucks on Lac Le Jeune Road, Chuwels, Connelly Forest Service Road, and the first 4 km of Surrey Lake Road area. Instead of burning, logging debris is being chipped up and will be used for hog fuel to be used at Domtar Mill. This is managed by The Forests for Tomorrow, a BC government initiative. This is a new program this year and will probably be expanded next year.

submitted by Bev Lorimer

Friday, February 20, 2009

Warning for owners of small pets

Be aware when out walking the dog, especially little ones. Lynx ( larger than a bobcat!) seen on Lookout Road and by the lodge. Also a wolf seen travelling down Pineridge Drive at 8:30 am last Friday.

submitted by Bev Lorimer