How we can support species at risk on Cortes Island.

On the May 15th Folk U Friday, Manda Aufochs Gillespie Interviewed Autumn Willow a citizen scientist with Friends of Cortes Island (Foci), about Cortes Island’s species at risk.

Autumn gave us a lot of information on 10 of the species, many more are featured on the friendsofcortes.org website, visit them here 

Some of the species at risk that Autumn featured:
Great Blue Heron. Learn more here . Listen to their sound.


Pacific Coastal Cutthroat Trout. Learn more here
Silver Spotted Skipper. Learn more here.
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat. Learn more here
Western Toad. Learn more here
Barn swallow. Learn more  here 

Listen to their sound.
Sooty Grouse. Learn more here.

Northern Pygmy Owl. Learn more here

Sam Mayer did the gardening section and talked about lasagna gardening as a way of making soil while growing. 

Top photo credit: Northern Pygmy Owl - Glaucudium gnoma swarthi - Nick Saunders, 2017