Prairie Crocuses bloom very early in springtime. Maintoba's provincial flower, they are usually found growing only on sites where the original prairie sod has never been broken and they are becoming rarer every year.
British Columbia is renowned for having the finest alpine flower meadows in the world. Among the finest of these are those found in the new 71,000 hectare South Chilcotin Mountain Park, located about half way between Lilooet and Whistler, B.C.
Boasting jewel-like colouring, the regal monarch butterfly is a natural wonder found throughout North America. Its sensitivity to climate change and habitat destruction make the long-term health of this migratory butterfly uncertain.