Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan

Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan opens with an introduction to the region’s biodiversity, climate, geology, and human history, setting the stage for the route descriptions that follow.

Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan

The Okanagan attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its beaches and wine, but more and more people are discovering its natural beauty. With desert sands and deep lakes, towering rock cliffs and rich benchlands, cold mountain forests and hot grasslands, the Okanagan has an ecological diversity unequalled in Canada. Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan opens with an introduction to the region’s biodiversity, climate, geology, and human history, setting the stage for the route descriptions that follow. Richard Cannings then takes us on twenty-one tours through the valley, from the arid benchlands of Osoyoos to the snowy forests east of Vernon. The routes vary from main highways to quiet roads, and along each one we’re introduced to the animals, plants, and bedrock that create this national treasure. Each route also has a focal topic, ranging from owls to salmon and rattlesnakes to rock rabbits.

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Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Richard Cannings
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-06 - Publisher: Greystone Books

The Okanagan attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its beaches and wine, but more and more people are discovering its natural beauty. With desert sands and deep lakes, towering rock cliffs and rich benchlands, cold mountain forests and hot grasslands, the Okanagan has an ecological diversity unequalled in
Okanangan Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Don Gayton
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-01 - Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

Okanagan Odyssey is a quirky and lyrical examination of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Sticking to the backroads and byways, Gayton gently pokes and prods local ecosystems, histories, vineyards and people. From Osoyoos in the south to Armstrong at the head of the Valley, the author revels in the biological and
Flights of Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Richard Cannings
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

A stellar collection of superb writing about birds and birdwatching from a foremost birder and natural historian. Birdwatching is one of the most popular recreational activities in North America. Many of the world's greatest natural history writers have penned eloquent, informative, and profound essays about these alluring creatures. This timeless
Okanagan Slow Road
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Bernadette McDonald
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: TouchWood Editions

Explore the bucolic Okanagan Valley of south-central British Columbia with Okanagan Slow Road. A compilation of the best of the region's food, drink, and recreation, the book reveals local culinary secrets: crusty double-baked bread, lavender-infused pepper, seasonal vegetables, dark red cherries, sinfully rich double-cream brie, and farm-fresh eggs with yolks
Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Richard Cannings, Harry B. Nehls, Dave Trochlell, Mike Denny
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08 - Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

Birdwatching is one of America's most popular activities, but many field guides are so comprehensive or advanced that they intimidate novice birders. Covering the region north of the U.S. border, south of Prince George, east of Manning Park and west into the Rockies, Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies