Tag Archives: Laurel Bohart

Folk U: The Big Three & stories from the Museum archives

In partnership with the Cortes Island Museum and Archives, this Folk U features Jane Newman sharing news of the museum and stories of Spring from the archives. The second hour features Laurel and Donna curators of the upcoming Big 3 Exhibit opening soon at Wild Cortes! to learn about this exciting new exhibit and the stories of Cortesian interactions with bears, cougars, and wolves from over the ages.

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Frequency of bear raids decreasing in Squirrel Cove

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

After two very intensive weeks, the frequency of bear raids along Squirrel Cove road, on Cortes Island, appears to be decreasing. 

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The Squirrel Cove Bear

Curt Cunningham first encountered the Squirrel Cove Bear while it was still a cub. Not knowing where the creature’s mother was, Cunningham took refuge inside the Cove Restaurant. No mother bear appeared and the cub disappeared into the woods. That was a year or more ago. 

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2019 Christmas Bird Count

When you talk about Cortes Island’s population, most of us think of humans but there is an even larger avian population. The Cortes museum has been taking an annual Christmas Bird Count since 2001. There were 38 participants this year. Most were in five groups, but there were also a number of people who reported birds visiting feeders, or parts of the island not on the established routes. 

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