The Oystercatcher: News and Events from the Mayne Island Conservancy

August, 2019

A Fond Thank-You

Dragonfly dinner! Photo: Andrew A. Reding
As I write this, I can hear the distinct and beautiful call of a Purple Martin foraging over the Conservancy office. At that moment I am reminded that just under two decades ago, this was a call not heard on Mayne Island as the total population at that time was around 50 breeding pairs; it was in serious trouble. Adult …
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Recognizing Our Donor Community

Recognizing Our Donor Community
On July 20, 2019, many of the Mayne Island Conservancy's donors joined us for an informal afternoon together at Helen and John O'Brian's place. We were delighted to mix and mingle with our donor community—it's rare for us to be able to get together and chat in such a relaxed setting. Jim Heshedahl provided beautiful guitar ambiance. We hope to …
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Summer on Mayne Island with Jill Westby

Summer on Mayne Island with Jill Westby
Summer on Mayne Island always seems to fly by, and Jill Westby couldn’t agree more. A recent Environmental Science graduate from Royal Roads University, Jill has been working since May on several important Conservancy projects and will complete her contract …
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Sow a Seed for the Future

Sow a Seed for the Future
Planned giving is the act of making a commitment to give to a charitable organization a major gift, over time or in your Will, as part of your overall financial and estate planning. We invite you to Sow a Seed for the Future by considering a planned gift to the Mayne Island Conservancy. Your gift …
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Snakes of Mayne Island

Snakes of Mayne Island
Three species of snake are known to Mayne Island, and all of them are garter snakes. All three species are similar in appearance yet with practice may be distinguished from each other based a few subtle features, including details in the way they look and how they behave. None of them are to be feared, for they are harmless and …
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Nature Photo Contest Submission Deadline: August 24, 2019

Mew Gull
The Mayne Island Conservancy Nature Photo Contest was started as a way to engage visitors and locals and to get them to explore Mayne Island. It has been a success, reaching people far and wide, with 50 different entrants in 2018 sending in over 130 photos.
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Events

Starry Nights

Photo: Henry Lee

August 10th, 8:30 pm Dinner Bay Park

Bring a blanket and/or tarp to lie on, something warm to wrap yourselves in, and a mug for a warm beverage, and join us for one of the highlights of the summer on Mayne Island! Goodies and warm beverages by donation. We will be joined again by Scott Mair, former Director of the Center of the Universe Astronomy Interpretive Center.
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