The Oystercatcher: News and Events from the Mayne Island Conservancy

November, 2019

News

Eelgrass Meadows: Out of Sight and Out of Mind

Eelgrass Meadows: Out of Sight and Out of Mind
Author: Rob Underhill
Have you ever found yourself shoving dirty clothes into a closet as your dinner guests walk up the driveway? I have! Out of sight, out of mind, right? It’s a great strategy for early dinner guests, but unfortunately, not so great when it comes to natural resource management. While they’re probably cleaner, our local eelgrass meadows are somewhat like my …
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Bull Kelp 2019

Bull Kelp  2019
Author: Rob Underhill
Our annual bull kelp surveys were a huge success this year thanks to community donations, funding from the Federal Habitat Stewardship Program, and a little luck with the weather. Our bull kelp surveys can only be completed during the lowest tides each August, and this year we had perfect low wind conditions that allowed us to complete a survey of …
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Mayne's Marine Mammals

Mayne's Marine Mammals
Author: Don Enright
Mayne Island Conservancy is excited to be part of a new conservation initiative, in partnership with our neighbouring island conservancies, that focuses on the future of the Strait of Georgia’s whales, dolphins, and porpoises (collectively called cetaceans), and the health of their habitats. In The Beginning You might remember learning in biology class that life began in the ocean. With …
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Events

Maynely Mushroom Extravaganza

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November 15 and 16: Multiple Events

Location: Mayne Island Agricultural Hall & Mount Parke

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…
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