With the recent return of pandemic restrictions, cooler daytime temperatures and thinning of the smoke haze, many people are again spending more time outside.
And, while people are out and about enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the city, eagle-eyed citizens may spot posters that are a bit of a mystery.
KTW received word of informational wildlife posters appearing on phone poles in and around Riverside Park in downtown Kamloops.
On one of the posters in the park — displayed online — was an image of a European starling, accompanied by facts about the tiny bird and a Quick Response (or QR) code at the bottom. People can use their cellphones to access more information via that QR code.
Who put up the posters, and why, is unclear as the image KTW reviewed did not contain identifying marks or logos.
Upon visiting Riverside Park on, KTW was unable to find any signs of the posters. Neither City of Kamloops parks employees, security guards, or Kamloops patrons spoke with at Riverside Park had seen the posters or had knowledge of why they may have been removed.
In December of 2020, 35 volunteers completed the 41st annual Christmas Kamloops bird count.
Volunteers identified 58 species of birds in Kamloops, reminding residents that even without the unique and informative — and now vanished — posters, nature lovers should still keep their eyes on the skies.
If you or someone you know has information about the posters, where others might be or who may have created them, email firstname.lastname@example.org.