WILD CORTES is open Friday & Saturday afternoons, 12–4 pm at the Linnaea Education Centre. Thanks to generous funding from BC Museums Association, Heritage BC and BC Canada 150, you can now take a stroll on the wild side of Cortes Island to see mounted specimens, by taxidermist Laurel Bohart, from a dragonfly to a giant hornet nest to Raven’s Relations to eagles to a baby beaver and seals. Compare skulls, marvel at a Curiosity Cabinet, try on costumes of endangered species, peruse our in-house library, put a puzzle of Cortes watersheds together, get eye-to-eye with eagles & a heron, and find out what’s raiding an oystercatcher’s nest!
Entrance is down the steps near Linnaea’s front door with a handicap entrance down the Library ramp. Admission is by donation. Do animals & ecology interest you? Wild Cortes is looking for volunteers to host our exhibit. Training happily provided. Call Lynne Jordan at 250-935-6472.
HUGE THANKS to Sabina Leader Mense and Lynne Jordan for organizing an amazing wild Official Opening Celebration Sunday on Earth Day, April 21/22, 2018. Thank you to all participants dressed as animals, plants and minerals – and to the enthusiastic community members who attended this celebration of “our home.”