Canadian Cities

Vernon

Photo of a frontal view of a Yellow-Bellied Marmot standing on lookout, front paws stretched out on its stomach.
Yellow-bellied Marmot ©Tom Skinner Photo

THE TRUE URBAN WILDLIFE

For local residents and visitors to the region, it is common to view the large grassland slopes surrounding Vernon and intruding into some of the local parks, and to identify that as the unique local habitat. Less well noticed and appreciated as habitat are the urban riparian zones, and perhaps totally forgotten are the true urban wildlife areas of backyards, vacant lots, boulevard trees, flower beds, building basements and attics, and cracks in the sidewalks. Vernon is blessed to enjoy the full spectrum with easy viewing from anywhere in town, and easy access only a few blocks’ walk in any direction.

Photo album

Photo of a view of the City of Vernon: a parking lot, buildings, and mountains in the background.
Photo of numerous birds on a wooden dock, a body of water and mountains in the background.
Photo of a profile view of a Long-Eared Owl on a branch, head  turned towards the photographer, tree in leaf.

Photo of Mallard Ducks on grass in a park, picnic table, tree, and people strolling.
Photo of a view of a mountain summit: fog, evergreen trees, and snow.
Photo of a view of buildings in a valley surrounded by brown fields.

Photo of a view of a marsh with buildings and mountains in the background.
Photo of a close-up of a Western Rattlesnake slithering through the grass.
Photo of a Coyote standing in a field, a heap of rocks in the background.

Photo of a side view of an Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly on flower petals.
Photo of several Painted Turtles on a log floating on a body of water.
Photo of a frontal view of a Yellow-Bellied Marmot standing on lookout, front paws stretched out on its stomach.


Map of the City of Vernon

Vernon city map

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