Outreach and Odonates


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Hello again! Today was our second last day on Pender Island, and we spent it mostly doing outreach in various places. Our time at the park has been fantastic, and I would have to say that it is my favourite park so far. The small island community of about 3,000 people has shown itself to be friendly and trustworthy. Continue reading “Outreach and Odonates”

Seastars and Urchins and Crabs, Oh My!


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Today we went to service two of our sites in the morning, the one stationed by Roe Lake, our marshland site within Pender Island, and Roesland Coast, our grassy, forest and ocean rimmed site. Once we had collected and strained all of the insects from the different pans, pitfalls and intercepts, we then decided that today the weather and timing of the tides was perfect to do some marine aquatic collecting Continue reading “Seastars and Urchins and Crabs, Oh My!”

A Surprise on Pender Island


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A good portion of today was spent aquatic sampling at Greenburn Lake on South Pender Island. While sorting through the clutter of bottom debris dumped into our white pan, we found an assortment of different aquatic invertebrates which were all fascinating. But we were particularly captivated by what we found resting on a nearby log on the water’s edge. It was a giant water bug (Belostomatidae). Continue reading “A Surprise on Pender Island”