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44 bear, 20 Moose

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I am surprised the bear are still around. Last year I saw 50 bear and 39 Moose. Today there was a sow with a grown baby on our property.

Yesterday while we were in town, Dave and Cheryl drove by and saw a lynx sitting at the top of our driveway staring at our house… as Dave said, “waiting for one of the dogs to come out”. This Lynx is living right in the area, we see it on the game camera all the time.

37 Bear

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36 Bear, 14 Moose

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One of these Bears was climbing a telephone pole on the side of the highway… I didn’t see what caused it to go up the pole but there must have been something chasing it.

32 bear

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We woke up to this guy in our front yard. Mini scared him off quickly.

Looking back I had seen 44 bear at this time last year.

31 bear

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Really low critter count this year. This was a momma with 2 tiny babies at the canyon, sadly she used to have 3. We have been getting footage of a black bear, a lynx and a moose that have all become residents and are on camera a lot. Luckily Mini barks and keeps them from the house.

Lumber yard

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Love it when we turn into a lumber yard… 1 living room, a lot of assembly required!

Annual Bath…

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About this time every year Mini gets a bath mostly to loosen all the hair that she has shed but it doesn’t fall off her, just turns into matts. I normally try to give her a good brush every 2 weeks but this one time a year, she is so full bath is the only way to get it all. She’s pretty good, she knows she gets all snuggled in a towel when she first comes out and she expects it. I get soaked but it’s part of the game. Then she goes and hides until the next day when she is dry is brush he as much as I can… sometimes takes days to get it out. She is sooooooo soft! And as you can see, she is not fat!

Lily can’t be left out so she also gets a bath, mostly because she is stinky, hahaha. Her hair turns into nice tight ringlets.

Tried to get a photo of her face… she was not cooperating!

Game camera

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Ok, this is just creepy… I won’t be taking any midnight walks for a while! We also got some footage of this Lynx, gorgeous animal! I’m working on adding videos to my site then I will start uploading the animal files we are getting.

28 bear

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Not many critters this year… is it all the rain?

Pesky Pete the Prickly Puncturevine Party Pooper

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I’m designing a new series of character for invasive species awareness.


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The whole family doing chores. So cute how they all want to chill with us. It took Donn a while but she joins in and comes for our walks etc now. She is hilarious when we decide to head home, you have never seen a cat move so fast, she is a blurrrrrrr.

Stanley Cemetery signs

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I was commissioned by the Friends of Barkerville to design and produce these signs for the cemetery at Stanley. It was a great job, love that I’m getting known in the area for this work. I have a few other projects on the go I will share as they finish.

I sure learned a lot of history!

13 Moose, 26 Bear and a porcupine

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First porcupine of the year, just a little one. I love the look of these guys, I might try to paint one in pastel one day.

The bears seem to be gone from the other end of the property, phew. We did not want them getting comfy!

We had a sketchy guy stop here so the game camera has temporarily been turned into a security camera. We are working on a second camera for security.

10 moose, 25 bear

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24 bear and a lot of scat!

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Barry walked over to the old studio tonight and found 9 piles of scat on the road so we have a bit of a bear infestation. One pile looked different from the rest so we think the grizzly was around again. The other day Barry came home and there was a black bear in the front yard and today it was up by my office. He is moving the game camera as I write this so we can see what’s going on over there! A little nervous that he’s wandering around out there! NOT MY FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR! Also the bugs are getting ridiculous… thank you Frog Snot!

23 bear

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9 Moose, 21 bear!

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12 bear

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It was a beary nice drive today ūüôā

Game Camera

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We got our game camera set up and it’s already giving us good shots!


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The Lost Spade Crossing is no more :(.

This is the day it broke…

And today…

Stay tuned for the removal…

6 Moose, 4 bear

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The baby bears are so tiny this time of year…cute!!

4 Moose, 1 bear

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I saw my first bear last week.  They are awake!

Barry was housesitting at Len and Hildurs, he got there one night to feed the dogs and there was a momma with 2 tiny cubs up a tree. ¬†Bernie couldn’t get at them, he was fenced in but he was close enough that she wasn’t coming down. ¬†He put Bernie inside, searched high and low for a camera then watched them a long time. ¬†He only got one good shot and I’m not allowed to post it since it might be a painting one day. ¬†Sooooooo cute! ¬†Little gaffers.



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New shelves on my desk!


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Barry can solve the cube in less then 2 minutes!

The gang

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Barry relaxing listening to music.