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British Columbia is home to about 3,000 species of native plants, including ferns, wildflowers, shrubs and trees. These native plants have co-evolved with animals, fungi, and microbes to form a complex network of relationships. Read more about this month's native plant: Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Douglas' aster).

Evening Presentation, Thu. April 3
The ecology and conservation of culturally significant food plants in Garry Oak and Maritime Meadow ecosystems of the Pacific Coast
with Dr. Peter Arcese
With the removal of predators such as cougars, wolves and bears from the Southern Gulf Islands, black-tailed deer now occur at densities 10 times higher than in regions where predators or hunters are common. This talk will illustrate how deer have transformed native plant communities in BC and elsewhere in the world, and are now causing many once widespread species to become rare or extinct throughout the islands of the Georgia Basin.

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Flora ID Northwest - Special Offer
Flora ID Northwest's computer plant keys contain complete descriptive information for all vascular plant species known to grow in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Southwest Canada. They include both native and introduced species. Find out more.

PInk Mountain Biodiversity Research Initiative
The NPSBC is helping spearhead a effort to find out more about this ecological treasure of the North – before it's destroyed by development. Click here to find out more and how you can help!

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