Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: October 2015


NIDES Student Visit

This October a group of North Island Distance Education Students visited the Natural History Centre. The group participated in a tour followed by a variety of hands-on activities. We enjoyed their enthusiasm and look forward to see them again next…

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Tiny Sea Star

Our featured treasure for October is a small ochre sea star, found in the tidal creatures display at the Natural History Centre. Also known as the purple starfish, sea stars have a special place in the heart of Hornby Islanders. They…

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Request for Specimens

In order to develop our collection and educational displays, the Natural History Centre is asking locals for assistance in obtaining animals who have died of natural causes and are in good condition for taxidermy. How you can help If you…

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Hornby Island Bee Pollinator Report

In early October, fifteen widespread sites on Hornby Island of various sizes were surveyed for any insects which play a role in pollinating our trees, vegetables and flowers. Biologist Bonnie Zand completed specimen collection for the Ministry of the Environment’s Pollinator Survey, which…

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Bird Outing Report

Art Martell, one of our summer 2015 speakers, brings groups over from the Comox Valley occasionally to spot birds. He has an amazing amount of knowledge to share. The list below is of species that the group heard or spotted during the…

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