Redlich Pond

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What

Western Painted Turtles are ancient and remarkable creatures. Found only at low elevations in southern British Columbia, they require very specific habitats like this one: deep ponds with loose soil near the shoreline, where they can bury their eggs. We should look after our turtle habitat. Some cultures think a turtle holds up the world. They might be right.

Nsyilxcən Translation
tkʷilx̌ʷckʷ arsikʷ tl‿scway̓s iʔ‿tmxʷúlaxʷ way̓ kʷu‿kł arsikʷ (western painted turtles have been here since time began). ntx̌ʷitkʷ lut ta‿acʔaʔusáməlx t‿x̌ast ałi kłyix̌ax̌əlx tl‿snilítnsəlx. (where the swamps are, they cannot lay their eggs because their nesting sites have been disturbed). cakʷ níʕayp ckłqix̌ʷstm iʔ‿arsikʷ təs xʷuys. taʔlí x̌aʔx̌a iʔ‿arsikʷ. (we should be more responsible towards turtles and their habitats. Turtles are sacred).

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Tortues peintes de l’ouest sont des créatures anciennes et remarquables. Trouvée seulement à basse altitude dans le sud de la Colombie-Britannique, ils ont besoin des habitats très spécifiques comme celle-ci : étangs profonds avec la terre meuble près du bord, où elles peuvent enterrer leurs œufs. Nous devrions prendre soin de cet habitat de la tortue. Certaines cultures croyant qu’une tortue soutient le monde. Ils pourraient avoir raison.

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Redlich Pond Park

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Redlich Pond Park 49.894469, -119.461741 Redlich Pond Park (Directions)

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