AMCS is pleased to welcome back Valerie Maida from the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship (OSS) to teach us about the snakes of the Okanagan-Similkameen. Participants will learn how to be Snake Smart, and how to minimize the chance of a snake encounter when enjoying the outdoors.
Wildlife may be more aggressive this time of year
Now, until the end of June/early July, young animals will be out and about all over the mountain, learning from their parents about the necessities of life and how to survive on their own.
AMFRS thanks residents
The WildLIFE Safety Awareness Program, which is under the Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society (AMFRS), is very proud of how this community has come together to minimize risk of negative wildlife encounters.
This has an overall impact of safety to residents and all who come here to enjoy the area.
Birding for beginners
Last weekend the Anarchist Mountain Community Society hosted a workshop by the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society (OSSS) for beginner birding at Arosa Ranch.
Co-existing with wildlife
AMFRS Wildlife Safety Awareness Program
Anarchist Mountain has an abundance of wildlife and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. However, when we live and explore in nature, we can never eliminate the risk of human-wildlife conflict.
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue’s Society (AMFRS) has a mandate to promote safety on the mountain. The Wildlife Safety Awareness Program helps residents through education and creating awareness about how to mitigate risks and safely coexist with the wildlife with which we share our wonderful mountain community.
Bears Are Now Awake
Submitted by the Wildlife Safety Program of AMFRS
After what has seemed like a long-delayed start to spring, the black bears have started to make an appearance on the mountain.
Three Great Hikes to Do This Spring Near Osoyoos
Reprinted from Destination Osoyoos | By Graham Cox | April 12, 2023
Looking to get out in nature near Osoyoos this season? There’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful desert scenery than to hit the trails for a hike.
Brake for Snakes
Reprinted from Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship | April 14, 2023
Do you know who else is emerging alongside all these spring flowers? Snakes!
Many snakes will be leaving their rocky winter dens and migrating around the valley to their summer habitats right now. This means they will be crossing roads, yards, fields, and driveways so keep an eye out for these helpful pest controllers for the next while, especially while driving. Always brake for snakes!
AMCS Birding for Beginners Workshop
Can’t tell a robin from a sparrow? Interested in knowing your neighbourhood birds? Join Valerie Maida of the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship for a Birding for Beginners Workshop hosted by AMCS!Continue reading
Keep an eye on your pets
It is fun to enjoy the outdoors and allow our pets to do so as well. But did you know that off leash pets can pose a risk to wildlife if they are left to chase or hunt them?Continue reading