Witnessing a sunset and supermoon

A group of hikers on Sunflower Hill waiting for the supermoon to appear over the Rockies. A group of 17 hardy adventurers braved cold weather and impending darkness Dec. 3 to hike up Sunflower Hill in the nature park and become witnesses to the sunset and rise of a bigger and brighter full moon than usual – a so-called supermoon. After leaving the Kimberley Riverside Campground on St. Mary Lake Rd about 4 pm, the group stopped several times on the Sunflower Hill trail to view and take pictures of the setting sun. Reaching the top about an hour before moonrise, the group made their way to a plateau at the east end of the hill where they set up cameras and a tripod and began taking pictures in

Video Premiere at 2017 AGM

More than 50 Kimberley Nature Park members were treated to a sneak preview of a new five-minute video introduction to the park at the society's 2017 Annual General Meeting held Nov. 30 at Centre 64. Almost a year in the making, the video footage was shot in a variety of locations within the park in all four seasons. Members at the 2017 AGM heard about the year's activities and viewed a new video about the park. During the business meeting, members reviewed and approved the annual financial report as presented by outgoing Treasurer Suzanne McAllister, which revealed a healthy bank balance and a significant amount of activity this year. Following the Treasurer's report, KNPS President Kent Goo

A golden year for larch in the park

Kimberley has larch, plenty of it. Ask any firewood collector or avid fall-colour photographer what their favourite subject is, and the answer will invariably be larch. The majority of larch around Kimberley is western larch (Larix occidentalis) but we also enjoy extensive stands of subalpine larch (Larix Lyallii). Both species share a common trait of brilliant golden deciduous needles in the fall. Many people commonly refer to either species as tamarack, but the tamarack only occur in the northeastern regions of the province and extend across the boreal forest. The cover of these species often overlap from valley bottom to mountain top, making for completely golden landscapes; the subalpine

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