Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Category: tabs


Backyard Feeders Linked to Deadly Salmonella Outbreak in Small Birds

This year we have seen an irruption of pine siskins and other wintering birds feasting in flocks. Unfortunately, a large number of the tiny birds are dying from salmonella poisoning that is passed on at backyard feeders, including here on Hornby island.

Read More

Season’s Greetings from the NHC✨

Read More

Interview with Wildlife Photographer, barb biagi

Interview with barb biagi – Hornby Island wildlife photographer, Natural History Centre Steward, and wildlife rescue volunteer.

Read More

Location and Hours

2100 B Sollans Rd.Hornby Island, BC V0R1Z0 The Natural History Centre is closed while we transition to a new building and will reopen by 2023.

Read More

Autumn Update from the Stewards

Despite not having a visitable location during summer 2019 after the fire, Hornby Island Natural History has remained busy: maintaining the collection in the temporary storage location, hosting the speaker series and nature walk programs, and connecting with the community at the Market.

Read More

BIOCRACY: Hornby Island and Climate Change

By Anthony Gregson The Islands Grapevine, June 7, 2018 Where climate change is concerned, it’s not news that we’re all in for it. Yet, somewhat shamefacedly, I came away from Dr. Richard Hebda’s lecture on Hornby Island and climate change,…

Read More

Nature Activities

A young naturalist is someone who loves exploring and learning about nature. Sound like you? Then read on! Whether you are in the woodlands or the urban environment, wildlife can always be found. To be a young naturalist means that you desire…

Read More

Local Wildlife Cards for Purchase

We now have beautiful wildlife cards by local photographer Barb Biagi available for sale at the Natural History Centre. The cards of Hornby Island wildlife feature hummingbirds (including the image above), a young barred owl, and a young eagle.  We will also have…

Read More