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See our expanded area. Come and watch our taxidermist, Laurel Bohart, make a study skin and do a dissection of the carcass. Bring your specimens to view under the microscope.
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 specimens mounted by taxidermist Laurel Bohart—from a dragonfly to a giant hornet nest to Raven’s Relations to eagles to a baby beaver and seals. You can 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 and a heron and find out what’s raiding an oystercatcher’s nest!
This exhibit (which opened in April 2018) was created with the help of Cortes Island partners: Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), Children’s Forest, Discovery Island Ecosystems Mapping (DIEM), and Cortes Island biologists, Sabina Leader Mense and Christian Gronau.
Entrance is down the steps near Linnaea’s front door with a handicap entrance down the library ramp. Admission is by donation.
Do animals and 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.”