A beautiful Tree Swallow takes a break after trying to get this feather back to her nest. She was successful after a time. Photo featured in BCSPCA Wildlife-In-Focus, and is also one of 52 photos featured in an exclusive deck of playing cards available online or at your local shelter.
Frosty days ahead. At the north end of Westside Road. Photo courtesy of Sammie Hoffman, local photographer who regularly contributes to The Westside Post. Part of series, captured late November 2019.
In Flanders Fields. In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called In Flanders Fields. Photo taken by Westside resident Sue Cseh-Galbraith.
Spectacular Okanagan Lake, looking West from Killiney Beach, reflecting menacing early Fall sky. Photo courtesy of local photographer Sammie Hoffman.
A beautiful Westside sunrise. Friday morning, August 23, as seen from Westshore Estates. Photo courtesy Carole Chobot.
Frolicking Swans. While shooting these swans on Okanagan Lake, several gulls came by and disturbed them, that’s why they’re dancing. Photo courtesy of Brenda Gooder, Kelowna, and is a finalist in the annual Wildlife-in-Focus contest, an annual fundraiser for the BC SPCA.
The July feature cover pic of a young black bear spotted in Estamont, climbing trees looking for berries. This photo was previously featured in The 'Post as part of a series the photographer took in his backyard and will now be featured in the annual Global News Your Okanagan calendar. The calendar features the best photos submitted by viewers and 100% of the proceeds go to food banks in the Okanagan. Photo courtesy of Gary Sumner. Congratulations Gary!
Rufous Hummingbird, the most common species in the Okanagan. Attracting hummingbirds to your backyard is easy, rewarding and a delight to watch. Hummingbird food should be replaced every 4 or 5 days to prevent it from going bad, ratio 1:4 ratio sugar to water and do not add any colouring. In warm weather, replacing the food every 2 days may be necessary. Photo courtesy of local photographer Gary Sumner of Estamont.
Fawn twins shortly after birth. "Every year we have 1 or 2 fawns born near or in our backyard. This year the doe decided to give birth 3 feet from our bedroom window! This shot was captured about 10 minutes after birth, as the twins napped, settling down in mirror image position." April 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of award-winning amateur photographer Teresa Nightingale.
The Crocus is the first of the Spring flowers. Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials. The spice saffron is obtained from the stigmas of Crocus sativus, an autumn-blooming species. March 29, 2019 in Killiney Beach. Photo courtesy of The Westside Post.
Spring is almost here! Looking north from along Westside Road, near Westshore Estates. Photo courtesy Carole Chobot.
Candy coloured sky, photo courtesy of Sammie Hoffman, voted Westside's Favourite Local Photographer.
January 2019: A fieldfare, a rare sighting in BC, captured in this photo by local birder Roger Beardmore.