Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 Winners Announced

Winners of the Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 were announced on Oct 2nd. The event showcased the Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards released back in June, challenging Metchosinites to find all 36 of the scaled-up copies of the cards that had been secretly placed outside various businesses around Metchosin. Many took up the challenge, and a healthy competition emerged. Congratulations go ...

Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards Released – June 27

The culmination of months of collaboration, this past Saturday The Metchosin Foundation, The Metchosin Art Pod, and Rocky Point Bird Observatory released the Southwestern BC Art Bird Card series. A small (socially distanced) event for the project contributors was held outdoors at Bilston Creek Farm, on a typical sunny and windy Metchosin summer day. Members from the Metchosin Foundation board, ...

nevilleinsectstudytalk-mar-2020

Metchosin Insect Study 2020 Season Kickoff Meeting

The third season of the Metchosin Insect Biomass study, led by Dr. Neville Winchester of the University of Victoria and partially supported by the Metchosin Foundation, kicked off on Saturday, March 7th at the Municipal Hall.  Dr. Winchester delivered a presentation to Metchosin's citizen scientist Malaise trap site hosts, summarizing the preliminary findings of 2018 and 2019, as well as the emerg ...

Arty Bird Card Project

The Metchosin Foundation has joined with Rocky Point Bird Observatory and the Metchosin Artpod to produce a new set of nature cards. These ABC (Arty Bird Cards) will feature local Metchosin artists and their interpretations of local birds.  See the article in the Oak Bay News.

Insect Biomass Study Procedures

The Metchosin Foundation helps to fund a long-term study of Metchosin insect populations. The study, coordinated by University of Victoria's Dr. Neville Winchester, will enter its third summer in 2020.To measure the insect populations, sample insects are collected during the summer months at properties throughout Metchosin using Malaise traps (picture above).  The traps are tent-like ...