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Injured Mudge Island Eagles Released

Injured Mudge Island Eagles Released

 

Spike, the last of two eagles rescued on Mudge Island was released August 28 2014 after emergency surgery and more than a month of rehabilitation.

He was one of two eagles found stuck together in July by Mudgekins Dave …

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Another Seal Pup Saved

Another Seal Pup Saved

Thanks to the caring people of Gabriola and the quick response of GROWLS, a baby seal is safe. At 7:45 last night GROWLS received a report of a baby seal in trouble on the rocks along Berry Point Rd. There

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GREAT WORK GROWLS  PAGER AND RESCUERS

GREAT WORK GROWLS PAGER AND RESCUERS

The first rescued seal pup this season on Gabriola occurred last night at Berry Point. A huge thank you to those that reported this seal pup. Let us introduce you to "Destiny's Child" (pups this years are named after famous

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Fawn Season is Upon Us

Fawn Season is Upon Us

Mother and day old fawn Photo by Aidan Simmons 2011

Mother and day old fawn Photo by Aidan Simmons 2011

Doe mothers around the island are in the last stages of their pregnancy and will soon be giving birth to beautiful fawns. The GROWLS Article in the Flying Shingle this…

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AGM – Thursday, May 18, 2017

“Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal, their world is changed forever”

 

GROWLS AGM REPORT

WHEN              Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHERE            Roxy Theatre @ Twin Beaches Mall

CHAIRED BY  

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Bats

Bats

Do you know there is sixteen bat species in BC, eight of which are classed as vulnerable or threatened? BC also has the most diverse bat community, as there is only nineteen species in all of Canada.

 Bats are mammals …

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February 16 2017 – Minutes of meeting

“Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal, their world is changed forever”

GROWLS MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

WHEN       Thursday, February 16, 2017

WHERE     Roxy Theatre @ Twin Beaches Mall

Attendees: Liz Ciocea, Joanna …

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Marmot Recovery by Adam Taylor

GROWLS first quarterly meeting for 2017 with a  Presentation about The Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery given by Adam Taylor,executive director of the program

GROWLS hosted an excellent and enlightening presentation on the Vancouver island marmot on thursday february 16th

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SEAL PUPS ARE COMING

SEAL PUPS ARE COMING

One of the busiest times for GROWLS is seal pup season. On our coast seal pups are born from June to September with births peaking in July and August. Seal pups are coming.  Very soon pregnant seal mothers will retire …

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ORCA

ORCA

One of the best whale watching areas in North America is the British Columbia coast and frequent visitors in the waters around Gabriola are the Orca (orcinus orca). Commonly referred to as killer whales, Orcas are actually not …

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Lewis’ Moon Snail

Lewis’ Moon Snail

Gabriola is an island surrounded by a vibrant, powerful ocean. When the tide goes out another world is exposed to us, with some beautiful and unusual plants and animals.

 The Lewis’ Moon Snail  euspira lewisii   is a predator that …

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ROUGHSKIN NEWT

ROUGHSKIN NEWT

In spring The Roughskin Newt “ Taricha granulosa” migrates from under logs, tree roots and vegetation of their winter homes in the forest to ponds and wetlands. The Taricha (a preserved mummy) granulosa  (full of small grains) is getting ready …

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VANILLA LEAF

VANILLA LEAF

One of the more dramatic native plants we will encounter as we walk through the woods, is the Vanilla Leaf  (Achlys triphlla) Sometimes known as the Deer foot (as its leaves resemble the hoof print of the deer) this …

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THE PACIFIC BANANA SLUG

THE PACIFIC BANANA SLUG

   The Pacific Banana Slug ariolimax columbianus is one of three very large slugs found in BC. In fact the Banana slug seen here on Gabriola is the second largest slug in the world and is native to BC. This …

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