2016 This exhibit highlights a map showing places and dates of fires on Cortes Island compiled by Brian Pfeifle. Displayed are examples of how trees have been affected and their efforts to grow over damaged trunks, and how bats can use partially burned out tree trunks.

– Curated by Christian Gronau

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Tourist/Visitor Information Booth
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