The book is designed to provide readers a connection to nature in whatever recreational activity they choose. The aim is to share some connections through Eco- Insights associated with each activity. Ideally, the focus of each Eco-Insight will be about connections happening in the environment that surround you while you’re there. They may be historical or social, biological or conservation-based, but the hope is to inform your activity and expand your awareness of the area.
Active Vancouver provides 48 Eco-Insights, or natural history “stories” throughout the book. These include such topics as:
the migration of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds in late April,
how species are able to adapt, survive, and even thrive through a sub-alpine winter,
the incredible adaptations of city-dwelling species that flourish in human built environments
and ideas on how one can foster awareness and curiosity in others while recreating in natural ecosystems