As one who has travelled widely around the world, I have in the course of my journeys discovered many places that I found beautiful, fascinating, relaxing, or pure and simply enjoyable; however of all the corners of the globe into which my adventures have taken me, none has lodged itself in my heart the way […]
Many of my fondest childhood memories involve the sea and its myriad fishes. My father was commercial fisherman. His father was a commercial fisherman. My mother worked in the offices of Bumble Bee Seafoods. Many of my aunts, uncles and cousins either caught fish or worked in fish canneries for their livings. We all lived […]
As regular readers of The Well-read Naturalist well know, it all began long ago with a curious young boy and an old library copy of the Herbert Spencer Zim’s “Fishes: A Guide to Fresh and Salt-water Species.” Therefore, whenever a new field guide to fish is published (which doesn’t happen all that often) I immediately take notice.
With summer in full swing, many people are heading off for vacation. For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, that often means Vancouver Island, particularly beautiful Victoria and its surroundings.