• Christopher Stephens, MSc

Biosphere Times Features

UN Designated Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve Shares Our Story!

Black Oystercatcher, a Shorebird Found in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve is proudly Vancouver Island based. While we are a global science blog sharing fascinating nature facts from around the world, our story starts in the boundaries of the United Nations designated Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve (MABR), which contains a remarkable array of ecosystems, species and landscapes.

Please read the June 1st edition of Biosphere Times article "Global Science Blog Founded in the MABR" to hear about our history, achievements and some fascinating article plans that you, the subscriber will enjoy as we release our coming publications!

Some of the most unusual species in Canada occur within this biosphere reserve, ranging from sculpins, moon snails, sharks and cave crickets to ghost shrimp, myotis bats, alligator lizards, oystercatchers and shrikes.

Plants range from Giant Douglas-firs and cedars to skunk cabbage, from marine grass species to cacti, from apples with fruit smaller than a blueberry to edible wild rose species. Highlights of the reserve include Rathtrevor Provincial Park, Hamilton Marsh, the Parksville Wetlands, the Little Qualicum Estuary to Nanoose Bay Important Bird Area, of which the author is the volunteer caretaker and the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area fall within the boundaries of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve.


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