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By symbolically adopting a species, you have helped protect and restore their natural habitat in the Campbell River area.

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. They adapt their depending on season and location.  Occasionally, these fierce birds take on prey bigger than its own body, including rabbits.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

 

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. They adapt their depending on season and location.  Occasionally, these fierce birds take on prey bigger than its own body, including rabbits.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

 

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).

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

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).

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

Black Bear

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

Black Bear

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

Bald eagle

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

Bald eagle

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

pink salmon

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

pink salmon

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.

Your donation goes towards our work to create and maintain a safe habitat for this species

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By sponsoring a species, you have helped to restore, sustain and protect natural areas and critical habitats for the benefit of our community & the planet.