Just in time for the holiday season, we have a set of large Greeting Cards featuring stunning photographs of the Maplewood Flats west pond and selected birds by WBT photographers. Single 5”x7” with blank insides and recycled envelopes.
nWest Pond in Winter by John Lowman
The Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats largest pond is visited by a variety of bird species. Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, American Wigeon, Greenwinged Teal and Hooded Merganser are seen mostly in late fall and winter. Can you spot a Northern Shoveler or Bluewinged Teal among them? Five species of swallow feed here in summer. Pacific Tree Frogs breed in the pond as do Roughskinned Newts. Watch for Red-winged Blackbirds nesting here. Listen for the “witchity, witchity” song of the Common Yellowthroat. In spring, summer and fall listen for the “kiddikiddik, kiddikiddik” call of the rusty coloured Virginia Rail and try to spot it skulking in the reeds.