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Places to Explore: Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area

The spectacular Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area (PQBWMA) is rich in beauty and in wildlife. It has rocky, pebble and sandy beaches, foreshore gravel bars, and includes the estuaries of…
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Bird Trail Digital Guide

The Bird Trail guide has been designed for people to enjoy and learn about birds found along the coastal Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area and nearby inland areas on Eastern…
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We live in a Biosphere Region!

Biosphere reserves are considered model regions for sustainable development. They work to promote the conservation of biological and cultural diversity in addition to economic and social development. In each biosphere…
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Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area Map

Map of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area compliments of The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

Spring at Sea

By Amie Arnet, Public Education Lead at Deep Bay Marine Field Station: When people think about spring, they often associate it with colourful flowers, baby animals and a time for…
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Brant in the Bay Opening Day

Spring and the Brant Wildlife Festival

By Rosemary Taylor, Arrowsmith Naturalists: Don’t miss out on the Brant Wildlife Festival – one of this area’s main attractions heralding the arrival of spring. So much to see and…
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BRANT in flight by Guy Monty

Community Agriculture and Nature

By Janet Thony, President, Coombs Farmers’ Institute: At first glance, it may appear that there are few opportunities that would inspire a conversation that could link the topics of agriculture…
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Brant with leg band

Monitoring Brant Geese

The Brant we see here in Eastern Vancouver Island are the Pacific Black Brant population. Many of these birds have been banded in their summer nesting ground. Bands are usually…
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Brant Close-up by Sandra Gray

Brant Life Cycle

Brant start to arrive on their Arctic breeding grounds in early May. Already paired, they waste little time in selecting a nest site to lay their eggs. They have only…
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