Cortes Museum & Archives Blog

2017

Erratics – by Christian Gronau

A Brief Survey of Cortes Island Beach Rocks DEFINITION: erratic (er-rat’-ic) n. A rock fragment carried by glacial ice, or by floating ice, deposited at some distance from the outcrop from
2017

Heritage Garden – by Donna McLaren

Living History — The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum. The Heritage Garden in late summer and fall — a transition season. Here are some plants that will reliably
2017

Orcas in Von Donop Lagoon, c1949 – by Lynne Jordan

Like a number of families in the 1940s, the Herrewigs were a logging family living on their camp floats in Von Donop Creek (now called Von Donop Inlet) on the
2017

Heritage Garden – by Donna McLaren

Living History — The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum. Early summer in the garden — peonies, roses, lilies and lavender — a wonderful season for colour and fragrance.
2017

Nature Notes – by George Sirk

Hi to everyone who is interested in the arrivals of different species to our area. And not just birds! (but mostly!) But let’s start with our feathered dinosaurs… Spring migration
2017

The Biggest Moon of All – by Christian Gronau

(All photographs are the author’s unless indicated otherwise.) We all have seen and marvelled: Lewis’ Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii), just as a shell and even more so in the flesh,
2017

Beverly Anne Mathews

On the morning of February 4th, Beverly Anne Mathews (nee Horrex) 86, peacefully passed away at her home with children Sheril, Jeannie, and Richard Mathews by her side. Bev grew
2017

Owls Are the Best Field Assistants in Biodiversity Studies – by Christian Gronau

Owls Are the Best Field Assistants in Biodiversity Studies – An Appreciation of Owl Pellets Oliver Pearson, a pioneer in Patagonian mammalogy, always said that owls were his best field assistants during
2016

June Cameron – by Lynne Jordan

June Cameron (June 10, 1929 – July 24, 2016) With her children around her, June Cameron passed away peacefully July 24, 2016, at age 87, after suffering a severe stroke
2016

Why this Museum Fossil is NOT an Ammonite – by Christian Gronau

(All photographs are the author’s, unless indicated otherwise.) Ammonites are probably the most familiar of all fossils.  Most people will be able to conjure up some sort of mental image,

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