Delving into Darkwoods

For the past few weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to start exploring the insect biodiversity of Canada’s largest privately owned nature conservancy: Darkwoods. Owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Darkwoods is a 136,000-acre tract of land located near Salmo, British Columbia in the heart of the Selkirk mountain range. Continue reading “Delving into Darkwoods”

Downpours in Darkwoods

Something we have all taken for granted the past six weeks was the weather. Thus far on our trip we have had amazing weather…very little rain, lots of sunshine. We had to work in a little drizzle a few times and we had to deal with some wet vegetation but that was the worst of it. So the weather in Darkwoods was a bit of a change for us. Continue reading “Downpours in Darkwoods”

Shining Some Light on Darkwoods’ Past

So we have arrived in the expansive Darkwoods Nature Conservancy property. Upon first impression I was taken aback by the beautiful drive we had through the property to our cabin which was alongside Kootenay Lake, surrounded by mountains. The roads we travelled on across the property were logging roads and were not always clearly labeled with road names. Continue reading “Shining Some Light on Darkwoods’ Past”