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1. Select which species you would like to sponsor.
2. Dedicate your donation “In honour of”
3. Select ” Send a card on my behalf”
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Greenways will mail a personalized card to the recipient of your choice! This card will feature the image displayed on this page of the species you have sponsored in their name and will also include a certificate of sponsorship.
Why sponsor a species?
– You can feel proud about doing something positive for the environment & your community
– Cards are unique and individualized for each recipient.
– This gift helps restore, sustain and protect natural areas and critical habitats for the beneﬁt of our community & the planet.
Certificate of sponsorship:
Description: Black bears are the smallest bear species in North America, standing at 2 to 3 feet at shoulders and 4 to 7 feet long from nose to tail. They have an average lifespan of 20 years.
Habitat: Black bears are one of the most familiar wild animals in Canada. They can adapt to a wide variety of habitats but are typically found in forests and dense bushlands.
Diet: These opportunistic eaters are not picky. They will eat almost anything that is available from plants, fruit, insects, fish and small mammals. Plant foods make up the majority of this bear’s diet.
WESTERN SCREECH OWL
Description: Length averages 22 cm, wingspan 55 cm, and weight 160 g.
Habitat: Western screech owls are believed to be indicators of healthy riparian zones. Their prime habitat is low elevation forests and stream side vegetation. Unfortunately, this is also prime human habitat! Development and clear cutting have had a negative impact on these little owls.
Diet: These carnivores eat small mammals, fish, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates. Occasionally, these fierce birds take on prey bigger than its own body, including rabbits.
Description: The bald eagle has an average body length of 70 – 100 cm & wingspan of 2 meters. They can weigh between 3 and 6.3 kg with females averaging 25% larger than males. Bald Eagles can reach speeds of up to 160 km/hr when diving. They have been known to live up to 28 years in the wild.
Habitat: These eagles can be found in a wide diversity of wetland habitats with an abundance of fish and large trees for nesting.
Diet: These opportunistic predators hunt for live prey and also steal from other animals or scavenge for carrion. Fish is their primary food source, but they will also eat a variety of other animals such as rabbits and squirrels.
FLY AGARIC MUSHROOM
Description: Fly agaric can grow 20cm across and 30cm tall. This mushroom is famous for its bright red cap with white spots and white gills. This iconic toadstool is widely recognized in popular culture and has turned up in many fairy tale stories such as Alice in Wonderland.
Habitat: These mushrooms are native throughout boreal and temerate regions in the Northern Hemisphere.
Relationship: The mycelium of these mushrooms forms a symbiotic relationship with the trees surrounding it. It wraps around the roots and transfer nutrients into them from the soil. In return, it recieved sugars produced by the trees.
PACIFIC TREE FROG
Description: Up to 5 cm long. Females are slightly larger than males.
“One of the most fascinating characteristics of this little frog is its ability to change color. Unlike chameleons, which change their color to match their surroundings, the Pacific tree frog changes color based on the air temperature and humidity” – Chance Finegan, National Parks Traveler.
Habitat: These frogs range from Mexico all the way up to British Columbia. They can be found in varying habitats as long as there is suitible water for breeding. They prefer smaller ponds or backwaters of lakes and rivers.
Diet: These frogs eat a variety of arthopods (insects, myriapods, arachnids, crustaceans).
Description: These salmon have a strict 2 year life cycle. Pacific Pink salmon weigh a between of 3.5 to 5 lbs as adults and have an average length of 50 to 64 cm.
Habitat: These pink salmon migrate extensively around the world. After two years, they faithfully return to the stream where they were born. Healthy streams are integral for these salmon. Development and logging around streams can have negative impacts on salmon. Loss of riparian buffers increases the amount of silt or dirt in the water, which can choke out developing eggs. It also reduces nutrients and shade. Salmon require cold, clean, oxygenated water to survive.
Diet: Fry mainly feed on insects, larvae, and plankton. Adult salmon feed on plankton, small fish, crustaceans, squid, and insects.