Mossarium–Thank you!


There was an awesome turnout for the Moss Terrarium-making Family Day activity at Wild Cortes at Linnaea. Thanks to the families, volunteers and all of you who made the day special. Mossariums were made after collecting and identifying the mosses, placing materials into the jars and embellishing with baubles and bright things to capture the imagination. Let us know how your moss grows!


Family Day @ WILD CORTES: Build a Moss Terrarium

Monday, February 21

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (bring your own lunch)

BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY and join Laurel Bohart, Donna Collins and other Cortes Island Museum & Archives volunteers for this free, OUT-OF-DOORS event at Wild Cortes and the Linnaea Education Centre. Participants will walk together (wet and muddy) to identify and gather mosses. Once collected, the specimens will be used to build your own family mossarium!


1-LITRE+ JAR with LID (some jars available if you can’t find one) NOTE: The opening of the jar needs to be large enough to fit a hand inside


All other materials will be provided, but if you have some wee shells, stones or sticks you would like to use, bring them.

Masks will only be required when participants go inside to view mosses magnified through the stereoscope in the EcoLab.

Donations gratefully appreciated!

Registering in advance is preferred: email or call 250-935-6340 before 4 p.m. Saturday February 19.