Collema auriforme Curious with its habit of growing on our Garry oaks, this species more commonly occurs on alkaline ground or rock in other jurisdictions.
In March, we hosted Dr. Terry McIntosh who gave us a wonderful workshop and presentation on mosses. Here is a link to a slideshow made by James Holkko, thank-you for sharing this with us James! Moss Walk Slideshow
Very soon the frogs will be leaping across roads and pathways! Drive carefully and tread softly around Northern Red-legged Frog habitat! Red-legged Frog Call courtesy BC FrogWatch Learn More
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Common tansy is a poisonous weed and is classified as a Noxious weed in BC. It is distinguished from Tansy Ragwort in that it has many yellow disc flowers. BC Invasives Species Profile
The Salt Spring Island Conservancy has successfully restored over 2 acres of new wetland habitat since acquiring the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. One of the monitoring tools we use to assess our success is a wildlife camera to see which critters are enjoying the new
Raccoon Procyon lotor Raccoons are a mostly nocturnal hunter, enjoying fresh fruits, nuts, berries, fish, insects, small mammals, eggs, grubs and amphibians. They are curious and known to eat garbage, chickens and anything left out for them. They are also very important scavengers, who help to keep
Bombus occidentalis Once very common in western North America it is now very rare, found only in pockets of its former range. Distinct white striping on the lower abdomen. This is a federally threatened species. Read more about these bees here.