Tag: Vancouver Island

The Pacific Flyway

Tens of thousands of birds grace our local shores as they follow their age-old migration route, known as the Pacific Flyway. Birds migrate to survive. Billions of birds migrate vast…
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A second Brant Goose Invasion has flown into town!

For the month of March twenty hand painted Brant Geese will be inhabiting shops in the Parksville and Qualicum Area.  If you spot one – take a selfie with the…
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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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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 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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