bioblitz

What is a BioBlitz?

Rediscovering Mayne Island’s Biodiversity This year the Mayne Island Conservancy and Galiano Conservancy Association are coordinating an unprecedented inter-island BioBlitz enlisting more than thirty specialists in a survey of the biological diversity that surrounds us. Our surveys will target both land-based and marine ecosystems, adding to an existing baseline inventory Read more…

What’s a Grebe?

This is the latest instalment in our series of articles on the remarkable diversity of birds that visit Mayne Island’s shores in winter.  Grebes Grebes are similar to loons, superficially, but are smaller, have lobed toes (as opposed to webbed) set far back on their bodies, and have longer, thinner Read more…