The Oystercatcher: News and Events from the Mayne Island Conservancy

October, 2019

October News

Hello friends,

This year the Conservancy is proud to say we have more members than ever before! As of the writing of this article we have 381 current members, with more joining each week. Signing up for a membership has never been easier thanks to our new website. If you would like to support the work of the Mayne Island Conservancy, please join us as an individual member ($5), a duo ($10), or as a family membership ($15). Check out our website, visit us at our office (478 Village Bay Rd), or stop by our table at the market. Thanks for your support!

If you hold current membership, we encourage you to take advantage of one of the benefits of being a member, which is to place an advance order for our Fall Native Plant Sale. The sale will be on Saturday October 5th from 10am to 1pm at the Farmers Market, and advance orders can be picked up the day of the sale. For pricing and availability, check out the events page on our website. Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs so they can establish roots before the summer drought.

by Rob Underhill

Wanted: Habitat Restoration Volunteers

Habitat Restoration Volunteer

Do you like being outside? Do you like working alongside others to help local plants and animals to thrive? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Join our team of Habitat Restoration volunteers. We get together about once per week for 2-3 hours from September to June. There is no commitment to make every event, we know you have …
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TONIGHT: Naturalist of the Middle Way: Enlightenment, Enlichenment, & Enlivenment

Naturalist of the Middle Way: Enlightenment, Enlichenment, & Enlivenment

TONIGHT at the Church House, 7 pm

360 Georgina Point Rd. Join renowned Naturalist Trevor Goward for a 60-minute presentation offering up three propositions: 1) naturalists have an important role to play in this period of rapid and disturbing change; 2) it's about time we hade ourselves ready; and 3) lichens can help. Q&A to follow Admission by Donation – coffee, tea & desserts available by donation Internationally regarded as a …
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Annual Fall Native Plant Sale

Annual Fall Native Plant Sale

October 5, 10 am, Ag Hall

Native plants are all around us. They provide us with a stunning visual display that changes through the seasons, all while providing food and habitat for native animals, insects, and fungi. Plants are the essential building blocks of our local ecology, and we're fortunate to live in a place with more plant diversity than nearly anywhere else in Canada! Did …
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Maynely Mushroom Extravaganza


November 15 and 16

An annual event celebrating Mayne Island mycology. If you want to learn more about Mushrooms on Mayne Island, make sure to mark November 15th and 16th on your calendars. We're planning a series of great events that weekend to help you experience and learn about the amazing world of fungi. Stay tuned for details. …
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