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Herring and Beavers - Two Guest Speakers at the Nature House This Week

We have two wonderful guest speakers at the Nature House this week. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn about 2 of nature's powerhouse animals . 

Wednesday at 7 pm: Where Did All the Herring Go?

Grant Scott from Hornby Island will be showing a short documentary about the incredible herring spawn that happens every March around Hornby and Denman Islands.  Herring are a critically important food source for chinook salmon which are the main food source for the Southern Resident Killer Whales. There used to be large herring spawns in the waters around Thetis too. Grant will talk about what happened to them and explore with the audience what can be done to bring them back to the Southern Gulf Islands. Grant Scott has lived on Hornby Island for the last 20 and has been a keen observer of the sea life from Alaska to Washington state from a small salmon troller which he fished with his wife and daughters starting in 1970. He has been active  with Conservancy Hornby Island for the last then years. “We have a very active Conservancy and I’m proud of the way we have been able create a greater awareness of the incredible marine ecosystem around our Island and all the Gulf Islands”. Grant was recently elected to the Islands Trust where he hopes to work with the Trustees from the other islands to help protect and conserve all the marine creatures in the Salish Sea. 

Friday at 7 pm: What About Those Pesky Beavers?

 Award-winning journalist and author of six non-fiction books, Frances Backhouse, will talk about her most recent book: Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver, The book examines humanity’s 15,000-year relationship with Castor canadensis and this keystone species’ even longer relationship with our continent’s landscapes and ecosystems. Frances will have copies for sale of Once They Were Hats and two of her other titles, Owls of North America and Woodpeckers of North America. Come and find out how we can live in harmony with this aquatic engineer.

We hope you'll join us on Wed and Friday evening this week down at the Nature House (@ The Portal,  254 North Cove Rd).

All Nature House programs are supported by grants, Friends of the Nature House memberships, and donations.

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