Townsend’s Big-eared Bats waiting to be counted. Source: J Craig

Annual Bat Count on Galiano Island

Volunteers for BC Bat Counts The Galiano Conservancy Association is seeking volunteers and bat colonies for the Annual Bat Count. This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites. “Bat counts are a wonderful way for residents to get involved in collecting important scientific information” says biologist Mandy Kellner, coordinator of the […]

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A little brown bat with fungal growth, associated with White-Nose Syndrome. Source: Larisa Bishop-Boros

Spring brings increasing interest in bat health and public reports of bats

Fortunately for the bats of BC, it has been a quiet winter. The Little Brown Myotis Conservation Project on Galiano Island, in collaboration with the Province of BC, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating […]

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UVic Environmental Studies at Millard Learning Centre
UVic Environmental Studies students explore the Learning Centre fields UVic Photo Services

2017 Welcomes an Exciting UVic-GCA Partnership for Experiential Education and Collaborative Research

It may still be cold out for February in the Islands, but coming into the new year has also brought some very heart warming developments for post-secondary experiential education and collaborative research at the Galiano Conservancy which I would like to share. Over the years, the Galiano Conservancy has collaborated with various universities to host […]

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wanted-new-home-for-one-of-b-c-s-biggest-bat-colonies-1.3756305

Public help needed to monitor spread of deadly bat disease

WANTED: Reports of dead bats and of bats flying during winter This article is being shared on behalf of our friends at Habitat Acquisition Trust in Victoria. White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast and was confirmed […]

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bat call sonogram

Interning at the Galiano Conservancy

Ever wondered what it’s like to journey from afar to work on Galiano Island? One of our interns, Frieda Weinert from Germany, has written an article about it and published it in Island Tides. “With the mentoring of Keith, it was possible to experience the work as an ecologist. Having these unique, hands-on experiences is why […]

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