In my talk with Sheryl McKay I had mentioned that I would set up this page so that listeners that did not use Facebook could still access the videos and photos that I was mentioning.
We had talked about a variety of things and I think these four videos will cover most of the topics, but if I’ve missed something please feel free to comment below and I’ll see if I can dig out whatever you’re looking for. If, on the very slight chance, you came here looking for a link to my book – you can click here.
This is the clip of the sounds of four different amphibians at a grassland’s water hole. It’s a long clip that starts by letting you hear the individual calls of the Pacific Tree Frog, Columbia Spotted Frog, Western Toad, and the Great Basin Spadefoot. The cacophony at a single water is then presented. The four minutes is a compilation from a trail camera and covers a span of about 8 hours, as the party drags on there are fewer and fewer participants calling. Perhaps this is how a suitable mate is chosen – last frog standing type approach.
This next video is from a show my friend Bruce Walter and I put on for the Nicola Valley Arts Council. I did a series of videos and Bruce had a display of his photography. Bruce is an accomplished wildlife and scenery photographer and between the two of us, the valley and grasslands are well documented.
This next video is from a couple of years back. It covers all four seasons and was shot mainly in the Kamloops area but many of the species and plant communities are also found in the Merritt area.
The final clip is from an entry I had in the Kamloops Independent Short Short film contest. It covers the entire Thompson Nicola Regional District and all four seasons.