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The Wonderful World of Birds

The Wonderful World of Birds

We are so privileged to be able to enjoy nature and observe every balanced aspect of it as this video from the Cornell Lab of Orinthology indicates. ←...
Western Grebe In Care

Western Grebe In Care

The Western Grebe is one of five grebes found in our coastal waters. We received this Western Grebe from a couple in Gold River. If was found on land and...
Student Volunteers Busy

Student Volunteers Busy

Student Volunteers Flock to MARS  Seeking opportunity, west coast experience BY RAY Every day is different for student volunteers at the MARS Wildlife Centre...
Fawn Season Imminent

Fawn Season Imminent

Fawn Alert  MARS marks record success rate  BY BRIAN   It’s spring when Black-Tailed Deer give birth to fawns on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and may...
Keep Bird Feeders Clean

Keep Bird Feeders Clean

During spring many small migratory songbirds are returning home from the south. Pine Siskins, Redpolls and Grosbeaks are commonly found in large flocks this...
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Project Funded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Protecting Great Blue Heron Habitat and Nesting Colonies As more land is built up, altered and used...
Big Brown Bat

Big Brown Bat

Something out of a horror movie? Naw, just a cute Big brown bat with a voracious appetite for mealworms. 25 for breakfast today in fact! Bats are very...
Caution… Fawns Crossing!

Caution… Fawns Crossing!

Please use extra care on the roads this time of year. The deer fawns are becoming more mobile and following after their mothers. If you see a doe crossing the...
It’s Fawn Season!

It’s Fawn Season!

Our local black tail deer are giving birth now. A reminder that the doe leaves her fawn alone for long periods of time while she forages for food. She does...
Foraging Herons

Foraging Herons

Sandy Royer Photo The Pacific Great Blue Heron is a familiar sight along Vancouver Island’s coastal areas. Most residents have heard its distinctive, and...
The Great Blue Heron Project

The Great Blue Heron Project

The Great Blue Heron Project  The shorelines along the east coast of Vancouver Island  are home to one of the most easily recognized shore birds: the Great...
Saw Whet Owl

Saw Whet Owl

(Photo By Sandy Royer) MARS Moment -2014 Saw Whet Owl by Sandy Fairfield, MARS Education Coordinator This year we have enjoyed an early spring and wonderful...