Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: February 2016


Student Activity: What makes a good display?

In our exhibit, we are often brainstorming ways to capture the imaginations of our visitors and provide valuable education through well-thought out displays. This February we got to share this process with each class at the Hornby Island Community School, where we are located. The…

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Pollinator Stewardship in your Backyard

On Saturday March 5, 2016, join us at New Horizons for a workshop on Pollinator Stewardship. Coffee and mingle will begin at 1:30 pm with an information session from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Topics covered include: Pollinator Diversity on Hornby Island –…

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Featured Treasure: Dance of the Grebes

Happy Valentines Day! To celebrate this day of love, our featured treasure of the month is the Western grebe – a bird whose courtship dances are elaborate and spectacular! In one display, called “rushing,” the pair race across the water side by…

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