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Bat Surveys All Wrapped Up

The Conservancy’s second annual Community Bat Program has increased in size with several important milestones including: a celebrated Community Bat presentation by HAT wildlife biologists, 18 bat surveys across Mayne Island, and over 100 bat sightings. These observations coupled with guano samples support species identification and assist in monitoring population Read more…

Red Elderberry. Photo: Leslie Seaton

Red Elderberry

Red Elderberry Scientific Name: Sambucus racemosa Status (BC): No concern This large shrub requires a combination of full to part sun with consistent moisture. Its long green leaves accompany large clusters of small white flowers, which become persistent, red, berry-like fruit. Its flowers attract native pollinators and its berries are eaten by Read more…

Western Screech Owl. Photo: Tom Benson

Western Screech Owl

Western Screech Owl Scientific Name: Otus kennicottii kennicottii Status (BC): Blue-listed Western Screech-owls are small owls with yellow eyes and tufts over their ears. Their feathers range from grey to brown and have dark wavy lines, creating a streaked appearance. Their calls include trills and have been likened to a bouncing ball. Read more…

Malel Purple Martin. Photo: Eric Ellingson

Purple Martin

Purple Martin Scientific Name: Progne subis Status (BC): Blue-listed The Purple Martin is the largest North American swallow and has declined in numbers due to loss of habitat. Originally nesting in large snags and wildlife trees in woodland and freshwater areas, Purple Martin almost all nest in human-made nest boxes placed in Read more…