MURRAY, Anne




Author Tags: Outdoors

Anne Murray has had a life-long interest in birds, nature, history and different cultures. Born and educated in England, where she received her BSc (physics and geology), she has taught mathematics and science to every age group. She has lived in Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Alberta and Tsawwassen, British Columbia. She volunteers with a number of nature organizations, including Nature Canada, B.C. Nature, and the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust. Among other awards for her conservation work, she was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal. She is a past-President of Federation of BC Naturalists and board member of Nature Canada. Anne Murray is married, with three daughters.

Tracing Our Past takes a sweeping view of the ecological history of the area south of the Fraser River, from Steveston in the west to Langley at the headwaters of the Nicomekl River in the east, and south to Point Roberts and Birch Bay in Washington. Beginning with the end of the last Ice Age and exploring the origins of people’s arrival on the coast, the book continues with archaeological finds and the Coast Salish presence that began over 9,000 years ago.

DATE OF BIRTH: 16 Feb 1952

PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1981

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1988

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Educator

BOOKS:

Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay, Nature Guides BC 2008 (photographs by David Blevins)

Georgia Basin Habitat Atlas: Boundary Bay (contributing author), Nature Guides BC with Community Mapping Network and Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, 2007

A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay, Nature Guides BC 2006 (photographs by David Blevins)

[Nature Guides BC, Box 18170, 1215C-56 Street, Delta, B.C. V4L 2M4]

[BCBW 2008] "Outdoors"


A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay
Press Release (2006)



April 7 2006

Launch of a New Book on Wildlife of the Boundary Bay Area

This weekend sees the launch of the first, comprehensive, nature guidebook to Boundary Bay, the most significant area for bird diversity and numbers in the whole of Canada, and a key wildlife habitat at the mouth of the Fraser River.

A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay is written by Anne Murray, winner of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee award for nature conservation. Over 170 colour photographs by Dr David Blevins illustrate the plants, animals and landscapes that can be found around Boundary Bay.

Boundary Bay is a premier birding area and wildlife destination in the heart of the Fraser River estuary. This dramatic and diverse coastal landscape connects British Columbia with Washington State, and lies just 30 km south of Vancouver, B.C.. The book covers all of Boundary Bay and its watershed, including Burns Bog, North Delta, Tsawwassen, Ladner, Surrey, White Rock, Langley and Richmond in British Columbia, and Blaine, Point Roberts and the Drayton Harbor watershed in Washington State. According to renowned B.C. naturalist and author, Richard Cannings, “A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay is one of those rare local guides that informs you about the broader world as well as your own backyard. Everyone in southwestern British Columbia should have this book on hand.”

Author, Anne Murray, has worked on the book for over four years: “My hope is that this book will both open the door to an appreciation of Boundary Bay’s natural beauty and encourage its wise conservation.”

Murray and Blevins have self-published the book, under the company name Nature Guides B.C..

It is available on line at www.natureguidesbc.com or at selected bookstores. Book talks and signings will be taking place at a number of locations around the Lower Mainland in the next few weeks. Please contact Nature Guides B.C. at info@natureguidesbc.com or 604 943 0273 for more details.

ISBN 0 -9780088-0-4 Soft cover, 6” x9”, 224 pages, 171 colour photographs, 2 maps. Recommended retail price $24.95 Can., $20.95 US; printed in Canada by Friesens on recycled paper. Published by Nature Guides B.C.