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Dave Peterson, Acng Deputy Minister


ave Peterson was appointed acng Deputy Minister on April 22, 2013, on the rerement of Doug Konkin. Previously Dave was Chief Forester and was appointed as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Tenures, Compeveness and Innovaon Division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operaons in March 2011. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operaons South for the Ministry of Natural Resource Operaons beginning in November 2010. Dave served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Field Operaons for the Ministry of Forests and Range from February 2010 to November 2010, and Assistant Deputy Minister for BC Timber Sales since December 2005. Raised on Vancouver Island, Dave started his career with the BC Forest Service in the summer of 1973. He graduated with honours from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Physical

Geography – Natural Resource Management in 1980, and became a Registered Professional Forester in 1985. Dave worked in a number of Forest Districts before moving into the Cariboo Forest Region office, advancing up to the posion of Regional Staff Manager. Following the compleon of a major land-use planning exercise in the Cariboo, in 1995 he moved into the private sector as President of the Cariboo Lumber Manufacturers’ Associaon (CLMA). Upon the disbanding of the CLMA, he took on the role of Vice-President Woodlands with Lignum Ltd. Corporate acquisions led to posions with Riverside Forest Products, then Tolko Industries. During this period, he became the Interior industry lead on joint industry/ministry Land Use Planning, Timber Pricing, and Sowood Lumber Technical commiees.

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IN THIS ISSUE Facebook Safety Management System Better late than Never! Real live, regular work first hand Cariboo Fires Centre Career Day NICC Clean up! Clear the Path!


Trap Shoot Results Find the Crier Danton Jay FLNR Musician


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(links) Prov Golf Invite Victoria Golf Invite

Limericks/poems - 9, 10, 11 Retirees and The Dirt


Photo Contest - 13, 14, 15


June 2013

Safety Management System Submied by: Tom Jackson, Director, Resource Worker Safety


ou have a safety role; whether driving your truck for field work, working alone, operang heavy equipment, working in a ministry office, or working with clients. From 2008-2012, our coworkers suffered injuries from falling from heights, overexeron and have been in other situaons that led to injuries. Ministry leadership takes these incidents very seriously, and this led to the development of the recently unveiled Safety Management System (SMS) for our ministry. The system was developed with the Resource Worker Safety Task Team, me Tom Jackson, Director of Resource Worker Safety, and other key ministry staff. The SMS has different elements that support the main goal that “everyone comes home safe”. The

system provides a suite of reference documents, policies, and informaon to help take the guesswork out of meeng our responsibilies with regard to safety; within your office, your division, and across the ministry as a whole. The framework links together items such as the FLNR Safety Policy, Client Interacon Guide (seen on OHS boards near you), Hand Falling Guide and Avalanche Policy and Plan. There is a wealth of resources on the Safety intranet page. You as a worker might be wondering where to start. Here are three steps: 1. Read the one-pager on worker roles and responsibilies: 2. Bookmark the Safety Intranet page 3. View the recording of the May 29 LiveMeeng, which will be available on the Safety Intranet page.

Beer late than Never: A tale of Humiliaon, Perseverance and Triumph! Submied by: Steve Dodge, District Manager (The Dirt – Advisory Group Member)


lthough it’s not quite as long a streak of fulity as the Maple Leafs or Canucks, the fact that this one had a happy ending this year is worth celebrang. Aer 21 consecuve fule aempts at winning the Quesnel District Hockey Pool (was renamed the Hans Brinkert Memorial Pool in its inaugural year when Hans, who was a pool contestant, was killed in a logging truck accident) Grant Johannesen finally won it all this year. The pool has been acve since the 1990-91 season the year a young Mark Anderson won, a total of 13 different people have enjoyed the “Thrill of Victory” with Grant habitually suffering the “Agony of Defeat”. The 2006-07 season must have been especially painful for Grant as the winner was Michael Dodge who wasn’t even a teenager on Dra

HBM Hockey Pool Winners

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Mark Anderson Steve Dodge Francis Seymour Charles Von Hahn Steve Dodge Steve Dodge Trevor Folwark Marvin Fox Todd Phillips Lyle Badger Lyle Badger

01-02 02-03 03-04 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13

Day. In the 2010-11 season Grant was even further humiliated with a last place showing that spawned the “La Derriere” award for fulity (He draed a player that year that didn’t notch a single point because he didn’t play a single NHL contest). Grant’s habit of showing up to the dra with reams of hand wrien reports has never been mimicked, but his good natured class in defeat hopefully will. To celebrate the event, current and former poolsters gathered for a Pizza Lunch where Hans son Jayme awarded Grant the coveted trophy. In a further serendipitous result, the 2nd and 3rd cash winning finishers were Jayme Brinkert and Debbie Wheeler (Jayme’s Mom and Hans widow.)

Steve Dodge Steve Dodge Brad Baker Darren Bubela Michael Dodge Lee Naeth Lee Naeth Ray Jungaro Lee Naeth Michael Dodge Grant Johannesen




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Real live, regular work first hand from FLNR employees Submied by: Sean Pendergast, Senior Wildlife Biologist


illy Wilton, Wildlife Biologist and I were counng deer in the River Camp Monday April 22, 2013.

It was around 10 pm and we were heading to our next transect. We saw a small group of cow and calf elk 50m up ahead on the mainline. As we got closer, they started to move down the road where we started to count and classify them. We connued to drive toward them at a slow speed. At that moment, something darted out of the ditch from the le side of the road, both of us looked at each other thinking—what was that? It was moving so fast and heading directly away from us, I first thought it was a wolf. It took a few seconds to realize it was a Cougar. The elk were running at full speed now with the Cougar in pursuit and us coming up behind them. I floored the truck and out of insnct laid on the horn—nothing phased the cougar. It gained the 20m between it and the elk in seconds and picked one yearling from the le of the group. The cat grabbed the elk by the rear and while running on two legs clawed its way up the back of the elk to the head and neck. The enre me fist full's of hair were flying from the elk. From there it swung around to the front of the elk and locked onto the neck. Once it had the elk by the neck it forced it to the ground. We had stopped the truck at this point and I realized I have a camera. I grabbed the camera and started shoong as many pictures as I could. (camera was toooo slow!). The cougar had the elk about 20 feet

from the front bumper of the truck in the headlights. We both had our spotlights on the pair as well. Aer two aempts the cougar got the elk to the ground and kept a hold of the elk’s neck. It worked its way around to the front and you could barely see the cat under the elk. All this took less than a minute according to the cameras shot me line. We were so dumbfounded by what we had just witnessed that we inched closer to try and get more pictures. When we were about 6 feet from the cougar and elk the cougar let go of the elk and with a dazed look on its face stumbled into the ditch, it then slowly made its way up the bank and into the slash. We watched it walk up the bank for less than a minute. When we looked back at the moonless elk we were amazed to see it li its head, get up, wobble, orient itself and then walk—rather clumsily—down the road to where the rest of the herd had gone into the slash below the road. I felt kind of bad that we didn't let the cat kill the elk so we could watch from start to finish and so that the elk wouldn’t suffer any longer. By far one of the coolest things I have EVER seen in the bush. Don't know how I could top this! Link to photo’s (Warning graphic images)

42nd Annual BC Forest Service Alexis Creek Trap Shoot Submied by: Dan Hicks, Stewardship Technician

Alexis Creek, BC May 25, 2013. See photographs of the event by clicking the PDF link below. Capons & a summary are at the end. For opmal viewing, view photos in Full Screen Mode (accessed from your PDF toolbar View drop down, exit either by clicking your Escape Key or Windows Key).

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Cariboo Fire Centre—Natural Resources Career Day Submied by: Greig Bethel, Fire Informaon Officer


here’s more to the Wildfire Management Branch and the forestry profession than just fighng fires.

That was the message that sparked the interest of seasonal auxiliary staff at the Cariboo Fire Centre’s (CFC) Natural Resources Career Day in Williams Lake on Tuesday, June 11. “Our goal was to encourage a move into succession beyond the crew level,” says Bev Atkins, the CFC’s Fuel Management Specialist. About 45 staff, mostly Inial Aack and Unit crew members, aended the seminar put on by the CFC leadership team in conjuncon with the Associaon of B.C. Forest Professionals. “It was about, ‘How do I get from where I am to where you are,’” says Darren Wilkinson, the CFC’s Senior Protecon Officer of Operaons. “We’re trying to close the loop for them.” Both Atkins and Wilkinson are Registered Forest Technicians, and used their respecve career paths to inspire staff to think about the possibilies within WMB and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operaons.

Wilkinson’s example, in parcular, is an enlightening example. He has worked for WMB since 1988, starng out as a crew member, before receiving his RFT training at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George. “It really opened my eyes,” says Trevor Chelsea, in his third year with the Alexis Creek-based Chilcon Ravens Unit crew. When not fighng fires, Chelsea is in the natural resources program at the Nicola Valley Instute of Technology in Merri and is now considering a career as a Registered Professional Forester. “It’s not just about geng the fire out,” Chelsea says. Even if it inspires just one seasonal staff member, such as Chelsea, to gain more educaon and experience, the CFC’s Natural Resources Career Day can be considered a success. “We want them to make some informed decisions,” says Atkins. “And get them thinking about their futures,” adds Wilkinson.

Can You Find the Crier? Submied by: Barb Wadey, Stewardship Forester


an you see the crier in this picture? The camouflage of this guy is amazing. I was in a plot with a young student who noced something moving—it took a minute to spot him—he had to move again before I got a couple of pictures of him. Perhaps an entomologist could idenfy him. The picture is taken just outside of Revelstoke.

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June 2013


FLNR Musician Records Sustainability Album! Submied by Danton Jay, Finance Clerk


n July 24, 2013, I will be celebrang the release of my new sustainability concept album ‘Morcenx’ at the new Victoria music venue—The Copper Owl. My new album, recorded with Joby Baker who has recorded many Juno and Grammy winning songs, is a conceptual album focused on sustainability issues and the journey one takes to discovering them. I am a singer/guitar-player/songwriter who combines musical flavours from mulple genres with important socio-environmental themes. Aer compleng my degree researching promoonal methods for sustainability at the University of Victoria, I set off travelling throughout Eastern Europe in search of stories and challenges which I could e together with my research as song lyrics. Aer months of vagabonding I cooped up in Southern France for a month and relentlessly wrote songs. Aer compleng the songs I returned home to Victoria and straight to the studio to record a new and inspired album. In the spring of 2013, I released ‘Morcenx,’ which fully encompasses my arsc styling. Smooth, emong vocals and moody guitar licks are the most outstanding qualies; but you will also find refined musicality and intellectually smulang lyrics. The

music from the new album focuses on sustainability themes throughout a beaufully arranged story of discovery and travel. Each song accentuates unique aspects from jazz, blues, R&B, and rock. The album is the perfect set for music lovers who appreciate variety and creavity. In the hopes of sharing my message, the whole album can be downloaded FREE at; look for a link to the first single’s video ‘The Road’. During the creaon of the album, I worked every night aer work from November through January and then took all my vacaon weeks in February—it was a great learning of work/life balance and was well worth it! I will be performing my album with an incredibly talented band made up from some of Victoria’s finest musicians: Chris Van Sickle (keys), Ian McElroy (bass), and Andrew Rollins (drums). The show kicks off at 9pm. Tickets are $12 at the door. Also performing will be Van Damsel on tour from Kamloops ( and Young Pacific from Vancouver ( Noteworthy contributors to the album project: The David Suzuki Foundaon contributed one of David Suzuki’s essays, which was recorded as a spoken word speech over an improvised arrangement of instruments ( The album artwork is a collecon of images by the world famous Luc Schuiten: a Belgian architect who designed a futurisc world where the cies are living, sustainable organisms (

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More Than A Ton of Fun at the Beach! Submied by: Andrew Ashford, RPF, District Manager


typical day in sunny Port McNeill in May found the North Island Central Coast (NICC) Resource District supervisors and managers working hard in the North Island Community Forest. The word around town was that a popular camping and picnic site on Alice Kathy DesRochers shovels out an old Lake needed some bathtub aenon and the NICC team set out to clean up the beaches.

The day also provided for an impromptu refresher course on the idenficaon and removal of invasive plants, as well as an opportunity to discuss ongoing road maintenance issues, which included water management consideraons of Forest Service Roads that access high-use areas of public recreaon. Bear spray defence training rounded out the day during a review of a recently-logged second growth harvest cutblock in TFL39. The team learned that different manufacturers of bear spray have different spray characteriscs and it is good to know how your can will funcon if you need it. The team also learned that if you spray your sweater with bear spray, extra aenon needs to be taken when removing that parcular arcle of clothing.

A day of hard teamwork brought in over a ton of metal, garbage and plascs including old tarps, discarded barbeques, frayed ropes, barrels, Styrofoam and an old bathtub, among other things, all of which were properly disposed of in the municipal landfill. The lunch break provided not only an excellent hot dog roast, but an opportunity complete in an ad hoc baseball game using a ragtag collecon of equipment salvaged during the cleanup (think of rusted golf clubs and old canoe paddles). It is safe to say that the quality of the equipment contributed to a low scoring game.

The crew with some of the gathered materials for disposal

Special thanks to the team of Melody Wilson, Kathy DesRochers, Paul Barolet, Tim Chester, Amy Beetham, Darren Rowsell, Chris Walker, Paul Bastarache, and Andrew Ashford for all their hard work!

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Clear the Path! Submied by: Robert Annand, Tenure Forester

Next year we hope to unearth the rusted out car frame buried next to the creek”.


roject Earth Day Path Clean up took a special spin this year when Okanagan Shuswap District’s Shelley Zupp put her head together with new neighbour, Kal Tire’s, Nancy Wilson. The result was a dual office effort with over 50 people collecng, bagging, raking, shovelling and sweeping. The BC Timber Sales Okanagan Columbia & Okanagan Shuswap District office is situated near Vernon Creek that flows between Kalamalka Lake and Okanagan Lake. The pathway consists of long wooden walkways, gravel trails, a wooden stairway, riparian areas and a bridge. It runs alongside Vernon Creek and connects both offices to Polson Park. “It’s a beauful pathway and it’s well used by runners, walkers and cyclists, as well as by a transient populaon” said Shelley. The FLNR office staff made the Earth Day path clean-up their pet project 8 years ago. Shelley Zupp has been the lead organizer from the start and she movates the staff to take part on their earth day lunch hour with a reward of pizza donated by the local Wellness Team aer the dirty work is done. “In previous years the volunteers pulled shopping carts, bikes, old res, barbeques and many other items from the creek” said Shelley. Much of the effort was also spent dismantling abandoned camps, which resulted in hundreds of kilograms of debris sent to the waste facility. Last year the office received an Environmental Leadership Award for Community Clean Up from the Regional District of North Okanagan. With the high use come some abuse and so each year there is never a shortage of new debris showing up. “Over me we are winning, geng much of the very old debris out such as old res and car parts.

“With Kal Tire’s recent move to their new head office adjacent to the District/ BCTS office, staff from both organizaons have been curious about how we might interact in a posive way for the neighbourhood” said Zupp. She made the call to Nancy Wilson who rallied the troops in her office. “The turnout was spectacular” said Zupp, when a large conngent of debris collectors signed up from both offices. “We paired staff up so we could get to know our new neighbours while taking care of business.” The grunge didn’t have a chance this year and the local pathway, stream, railway line and street were le in much more prisne shape. A truckload of debris (615 kg!) from the pathway and the compound was collected. Many curious items were removed including old oil lamps, pots, maress parts, blankets and a dangerous collecon of hypodermic needles. The debris was more safely deposited at Vernon’s waste facility thanks to everyone’s efforts. Many hands and “geng to know you” conversaon made the clean-up go by quickly and workers celebrated with an all-you-can-eat pizza lunch while they compared notes about extraordinary “finds” like the family of voles that was found homesteading under an old sleeping bag. Thanks to local FLNR and Kal Tire people for their effort and especially to Shelley and Nancy for organizing. It was an excellent way to meet our Kal Tire neighbours and share a common interest in our local environment. Overall, this was one small pickup for Earth... and one giant leap in the green direcon for Earthlings!

June 2013


FLNR is full of creave people—thank you to those who took the me to send us your limericks and poems! The advisory group had a very difficult me in selecng the top 2 limericks/poems. We also want to give notable menon to everyone who parcipated as they were all very good!

Poem on diversity in our office! Submied by: Danielle Cunningham, Land Officer, Sea to Sky District

A New Language Learned! Submied by: Dawn Dreher-FrontCounter BC

It’s the start of a brand new day, I’m ready to learn, not to PLAY Because I’m finally learning the FLNR Ministry Lingo ATS, EAO, RFD, MOE MARR MTO, MOTI – WOW AND THAT’S NOT ALL? All of a sudden I came to realise I spoke other languages. What a SURPRISE!

The Sea to Sky’s the place to be For all of its diversity Not only landscapes, places to go But in the office, the people we know In every decade we have a few 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s too Women and men, young and wise No need for us to wear disguise Fresh perspecve, and experienced years We never have to grind our gears We welcome all and will unite To make decisions, to solve a plight And of course it’s not to say That we agree day aer day Opinions are strong, arguments happen Without which our integrity would dampen The most important thing of all Is to respect – to help those up when they fall To lend an ear, an arm, a smile While serving the public all the while So here we are and here we’ll stand A united office, hand in hand Diverse in looks but not in heart Each with our box on the org chart!

Notable Menons! The Story of a Champion

My ministry is diverse enough

Submied by: Sam Hall, Consultaons, South Coast Region

Submied by: Robert Lee, Informaon Mgmt Group

Long before Flynn Roe was hired, Western woods were being defiled. By applying the law, To the shovel and saw, Our hero brought a plan to the wild.

My ministry is diverse enough; it is as good as it gets. I am just happy my colleagues do not bring in their pets. Then again, I told the staff here I eat anything with 4 legs; I also eat anything with wings, or anything that lays eggs; It is all fair game; I would cook it in our office kitchenees.

June 2013


Lie Diy for The Dirt! Submied by: Tina St.Hilaire, Director Communicaon Services,Informaon Management Branch

There once was a ministry of trees and green Who looked aer our forest as far as could be seen

Notable Menons!

They planted and watered and kept fires at bay So that our children could have them one day So when you see us out there working for the Province and you Wave hello, and say how do you do Our Forests are healthy Our Lands are secure Our Natural Resources are looked aer without fear Our Operaons are connuously streamlined and LEAN

An Ode to Fire Dispatchers

Our moo is FLNRO is a well oiled green machine....

Submied by: Harold Kelly, Communicaons Technician

Sing your song of safety, through the smoke and haze; Let us know you’re watching us as we confront the blaze. In the chopper, in the truck, arrival on the line; We know you have our check-in, and we will all be fine. The wind picks up, the flames arrive, or smoke fills up the air, Our status is updated, and we know that someone cares. 5x5 or 1x2, weak, strong or distorted; We say again at your request, unl it’s all recorded. We know that you’re not mad at us, we know it’s just safe pracce; You keep on talking unl we confess our latest acons. We work together on the line and watch out for each other; When things go badly, you are there, and we know that we’ll recover. You send the bandaids, medivac, or taccal removal; When the wind decides that it is me to light new fuel. We back away, reorganize, report our latest trouble; You pass it on to those in charge, and they think on the double. The leaders make up our new plan, and pass it on to you; You sing it out on VHF, and keep us moving through. You never rest unl we’re home, whether camp or town; We know that even if we fall we won’t be staying down. Sing your song of safety, through the smoke and haze; Let us know you’re watching us as we confront the blaze. Car 42 out.

June 2013


Notable Menons! Environmentally Sustainable Pracces

I Stand!

Submied by: Donna Thornton, Agrculture/Wildlife Specialist

Submied by: Cindy Fox, Forms Coordinator & Document Control

“There once was a big Ministry, Called F-L-N-R-O out in BC. When asked, did it work? They cried through the murk, ‘One Land Base needs it, you’ll see’! So months passed, out in the woods. Folks got new jobs, & all was good. But money it ruled, Happiness cooled. Laws did not work as they should. Professionals and tech’s alike, Cried out loudly, ‘Do take a hike! No longer term plans? No sustainable lands? The future now looks a fright’!

I’ve stood here now some eighty years I’ve watched small families, squirrel and deer My cones, green ps sustained them all I’ve cradled nests here on my boughs The young peer out across the land Scent of smoke, summer campfire The gentle rainbows I admire I’ve seen the wispy whish trails I’ve watched them drive on down the trail The leaves of autumn fall They le their footprint on the ground And blackened trees lay all around No song of bird, no sight of bear Or what I’ve known for eighty years And here I stand my ground

Compliance always needs laws. (Enforcement also needs claws!) Bad guys can’t rule! Or we are all fools, And greed takes over our cause...

My Ground And there it is the story told How life fights on, so brave and bold And in the spring up through the earth Forgoen now the fiery scorn The seeds of summers past

Accu-mu-lang im-pacts! Monit’ring polluted tracts! But without ‘dough’ Good intenons DO go... (Did polical will break its back?)


A champion is needed once more! Developers might get the door... Sustainability rules! (Or we are all fools). Green economics now takes the floor.”

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June 2013


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ime to get out and snap some photos! The Dirt Advisory Group increasingly requires good quality digital photos for the quarterly newsleer. We acknowledge that there are skilled photographers among ministry staff and would like to showcase your photos in each quarterly edion. Categories Photos can consist of: • Workplace images – individuals or groups / teams in office and field sengs; health, wellness and social acvies; • Community involvement; • Wildlife; or • Scenic.

Submission Details • Deadline for submissions is changed with each edion and will be noted on the previous edion. • Images can be submied to: • The contest is open to all ministry employees and rerees. • Interested staff can make submissions to as many edions (season/category) as they want, but there is a limit of five images per category. • We are looking for recent photos, please limit your entries to shots taken within the past 2 years.

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Prizes and Judging • There will be an overall ‘Best’ image in each category; • Judging will be done by the Advisory Group; • Images will be judged on composion, clarity, exposure, creavity, relevance to the ministry and category fit; • The winner of the ‘Best’ image in each category will be sent a prize for their photo; • Individuals can win only one prize; and • All winners will be announced with their photo in the edion of the newsleer.

Technical Specificaons/Requirements The following specificaons and requirements have been established to ensure that images can be used in a variety of applicaons. 1. All images must have relevance to the ministry and be submied in digital format. 2. All images must be in full colour or black and white. 3. Photo dimensions (image size) should be at 300 dots per inch (DPI) and preferably in a jpg format and sent to 4. Images can be digitally enhanced (i.e., colour / exposure adjusted composite photos are okay), but not digitally altered (i.e. NO “Photo-Shop” images must portray subjects and / or material in photo as they were captured). 5. When subming images, some descripve informaon should also be included – category of image and locaon. 6. All images submied, whether or not selected as a winning image, may be published in future issues of the newsleer.

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June 2013


June Edion Photo Contest Winners! Wildlife Category

Grouse with her babies Photographer - Sonya Campbell, Okanagan Shuswap District

Photographers, please contact the Advisory Group to claim your prize or contact Sonia Donison directly.

June 2013


Workplace Category Kootenay Lake Scouts Trees for Canada Photographer - Brent Ziegler, Kootenay Lake - BC Timber Sales

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June 2013

Scenic Category Pond o of Chilko Lake Photographer - Dan Krywonos, Okanagan Shuswap Field Unit - Vernon



June 2013

It’s a Caterpillar! It is a caterpillar—his head is the right hand arrow—the upper arrow is poinng to a leg and the le arrow is about where he ends.

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