Super Sleuth Sundays #5

Our boys are pink in the winter, Red at summer’s peak, My mouth is wide and pointed, But the ends don’t quite meet! This week’s mystery creature is the White-winged Crossbill! These little finches can be found in the Okanagan’s pine forests where they happily munch away on up to 3,000 pine cone seeds per […]

Super Sleuth Sundays #4

Descended from spiders with claws like a crab, With delicate pinchers I turn twist and grab. Through many dark night I wander alone, But under black lights I’ll suddenly glow!   If you guessed “Northern Scorpion”, you are correct! This small, sandy scorpion can be found in hot dry areas, including the Okanagan! Like many […]

Super Sleuth Sunday #3

I’m long and I’m furry, Sometimes brown sometimes white. While I look cute and cuddly, I’m fierce and I’ll fight.   This week’s local animal is the Stoat, also known as an ermine or a short-tailed weasel! These little guys weigh in at 180-250 grams, and are only (mm) from tip to tail! Stoats are […]

2015 Retro Recap

2015 was a brilliant year for Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Many new and committed volunteers, foundations and businesses gave personal time and financial resources to help us continue doing the work of the Society. The year began with a successful Renewal Campaign that many of you contributed towards. You helped us reach our goal of $25,000, which allowed […]

Super Sleuth Sunday #2

I prance and I dance, I’m quick and I’m sleek, You’d never suspect it, But I also eat meat. This week’s Okanagan Organism is the White-tailed deer! One of two species of deer in the Okanagan, these graceful creatures are best known for their “flagging” display, where the deer raises it’s tail to reveal a […]

Super Sleuth Sunday #1

I’m covered in tentacles sticky and sweet, made for drinking up insect meat. Swamps and bogs are all that I know, I curl up in leaves to avoid the snow. This week’s mystery creature is the round-leaved sundew! This little plant is covered in violently magenta tentacles  that radiate out like the rays of the […]

Season’s End 2015

As the hush of fresh snow falls over the Okanagan, it’s once again time for the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to close it’s doors for the season. We’ve had an amazing year, full of new opportunities and achievements and we deeply thank all of those who came out as guests, groups or volunteers. Look forward to […]