Biodiversity Galiano News

Spring 2017 Bee Survey Preliminary Results

n 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...

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 ew Welch had a good point. Though even on this...

Bioblitz Galiano 2017 Preliminary Results

hrough the month of May 2017 Galiano Islanders joined regional experts on a mission to document the island biodiversity. Surveys were conducted island-wide, covering a vibrant spectrum of marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of critical...

A Curious Crop

he 20th of July was another in a long string of hot days, and so, naturally, I was watering the garden. The garden in question was on a strip of ALR land within the Galiano Conservancy's Ken and Linda Millard Learning Centre, but the soil could...

Mining for Moths

he diversity of insects is truly astounding. Not just the sheer number of different beetles, moths, wasps, grasshoppers and everything else but also the vast array of habitats and reproductive strategies they use. One example of an unusual life...

Mystery amidst a Sylvan Pool

utside the rain is pouring, reminding me of a certain ephemeral pool which exist only during the wetter time of year. Surrounded by cedar, the seasonal wetland lies beneath the canopy of a grove of trembling aspen climaxed in the midst of an...

Of rare butterflies and mosses rarer still

ast May Galiano Island was visited by a couple of bryologists and an entomologist—all in one day! How often do you get serious students of mosses and liverworts together with those who study insects? Present on island were bryologists Olivia Lee...