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Ramsar Convention : Creston Valley WMA,

Southern British Columbia Wetlands

Wandering Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans ssp. vagrans) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.


A beautiful Wetland of International Importance I visited while on my Western trip to Canada. The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area was a delight of discoveries at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The Flora & Fauna abound at this location and it was so great to find this little snake basking in the sun just next to the parking lot. This was also the place where I came across the Columbia Spotted Frog & his motorboat antics that made them a pure joy to see. There were great Herpetology possibilities at this great wetland complex.

Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.


But what stood out the most at this beautiful place was the Hummingbirds. & I was so very lucky to come across three different varieties here at the WMA. It was a great challenge to capture these fast moving little guys as they danced in the air.

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.

Rocky Mountain Pond-lily (Nuphar polysepala) Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, British Columbia, Canada. Ramsar site no. 649.

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