Toward a Flora and Fauna of Galiano Island

Toward a Flora and Fauna of Galiano Island

In 2020 our community will formalize the results of the last century of biodiversity research on Galiano Island, BC, with a data paper summarizing the island’s flora and fauna. The proposed data paper will summarize over 30,000 occurrence records representing...
Pacific Marine Life Survey (1968–2018)

Pacific Marine Life Survey (1968–2018)

Andy Lamb, author of Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, and Donna Gibbs, a research diver with Ocean Wise, have been diving the waters around Galiano Island since the 1960s. Recently we received a massive influx of over 18,000 occurrence records from these dives,...
A Steller Sealion’s Diet

A Steller Sealion’s Diet

On Canoe Islets, a set of near-shore rocks off the southeast coast of Valdes Island, a large colony of Steller sealions (Eumetopias jubatus) can be found congregating during winter months. I had the chance to witness this spectacle up close the other year, on a boat...
Spring 2017 Bee Survey Preliminary Results

Spring 2017 Bee Survey Preliminary Results

In the spring of 2017, with the support of melittologist Lincoln Best, Galiano community members participated in a coordinated effort to document the bees of Galiano Island. Our surveys took place during the months of April through to July and yielded a total of 628...
Island Earth

Island Earth

Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and, maybe nobody’s ever really seen. How many can you find? —Lew Welch Lew Welch had a good point. Though even on this scale he vastly underestimated...