PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

July 31, 2007

Photo of the week…

Filed under: Photo of the week — Jocko @ 8:25 pm

Photo by John Jones

Looking northwest up Plumper Sound towards Mayne Island from South Pender

July 24, 2007

A bid farewell…

Filed under: News — Jocko @ 12:54 pm

Submitted by John Jones:

Vern and Mary Roddick with friends June & Max Allan and Mimi & Larry Nordby

A farewell party for longtime Pender Island residents Vern and Mary Roddick was hosted by the directors of Plum Tree Court on Saturday 21st July at the home of David and Melita Miller.
The former CRD Director, South Pender Fire Department Chief and longtime advocate of seniors housing and his wife will join their friends in the growing expatriate Pender Island community in Sidney.
Many of the facilities and services that islanders now take for granted exist because of Vern’s advocacy, persistence and hard work.
Mary, who arrived on South Pender at the age of 3 and was brought up at Camp Bay became known over the years as the one to call for information on wildlife sightings and coordinated the annual bird count for many years.
Their contribution to the community has been immeasurable.
We wish them well for the next chapter in their lives.

July 21, 2007

Photo of the week…

Filed under: Photo of the week — Jocko @ 12:29 pm

Photo by Jocko

Looking northwest from South Pender towards East Point on Saturna Island

July 3, 2007

Colourful good guy…

Filed under: Nature watch — Jocko @ 8:29 pm

(photos: Jocko)
You may have seen this red and black moth fluttering around lately, or the boldly striped caterpillar feeding on certain plants and wondered what it was. Well, your wonderment is over! It happens to be the Cinnabar moth and it’s larva. This insect was introduced into Canada in the early 1960’s to act as a control agent against Tansy ragwort, an introduced poisonous pest plant in rangeland. The caterpillars feed on the developing flower buds which means fewer seed to be spread around. Thanks to the person who brought her observation of the moth to my attention.

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