2021 Wild Cortes

In the fall of 2020 Cortes Islanders reported that bears were damaging property and stealing chickens.  Laurel Bohart, our natural history curator, saw these events as the perfect catalyst for creating a new Wild Cortes exhibit in the Linnaea Education Centre.  The exhibit features Cortes Island’s top three predators – cougars, wolves and bears – along with information on how humans can co-exist with these majestic animals while keeping them wild.

Wild Cortes is a member of the Cortes Wild! partnership. The Big Three exhibit was co-produced by two members of this partnership, Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) and Sabina Leader Mense, one of three local scientists, who are part of the Cortes Wild! group.

The Big Three exhibit was launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2021.  Visit us to learn about historical and recent accounts of local human/animal encounters, watch an award-winning mini-documentary by Maxwel Hohn, view images taken on local trail-cams, learn about the  wildlife corridor FOCI is developing, and discover what Wild Cortes and its partners have waiting for you to experience.

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