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Wild Cortes is now officially open!
General News · 25th April 2018
Gina CIMAS
WILD CORTES is now open at Linnaea Farm Education Centre, 1255 Seaford Road, for the same hours as the Cortes Museum – Friday & Saturday afternoons, 12–4 pm.

Thanks to generous funding from BC Museums Association, Heritage BC and BC Canada 150, you can now take a stroll on the wild side of Cortes Island to see mounted specimens by taxidermist Laurel Bohart from a dragonfly to a giant hornet nest to Raven’s Relations to eagles to a baby beaver and seals. Compare skulls, marvel at a Curiosity Cabinet, try on costumes of endangered species, peruse our in-house library, put a puzzle of Cortes watersheds together, get eye-to-eye with eagles & a heron, and find out what’s raiding an oystercatcher’s nest!

Entrance is down steps near Linnaea’s front door with a handicap entrance down the Library ramp. Admission is by donation.

HUGE THANKS to Sabina Leader Mense and Lynne Jordan for organizing an amazing wild Official Opening Celebration Sunday on Earth Day, April 21/22, 2018. Thank you to all participants dressed as animals, plants and minerals – and to the enthusiastic community members who attended this celebration of “our home.”

You can find more information and more pictures from the opening on the Museum website, www.cortesmuseum.ca and on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CimasCortes/.
Wild Beasts at Wild Cortes
Wild Beasts at Wild Cortes
Cortes Island watershed puzzle
Cortes Island watershed puzzle
First Day  at Wild Cortes!
First Day at Wild Cortes!
Laurel Bohart as Raven
Laurel Bohart as Raven