General · 7th October 2014
Robyn Budd for Sierra Quadra
On October 17 Sierra Quadra turns the stage over to Mary Jane Birch, founder of the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in Courtenay. For nearly two decades MARS has been rehabilitating native bird species and rescue mammals from wildlife centres across BC. Maj, as she prefers to be called, is a conservation educator as well as a wildlife rehabilitator, and gives community talks in the company of her three ambassadors: a barred owl, a redtail hawk, and a great horned owl. When Maj joins us on Quadra she’ll be travelling with a barred owl – make that a ‘bard’ – named Shakespeare. Here she is with Rtha, another feathered friend, pictured above. When she’s not travelling to communities like ours in her spare time, she works with local conservation groups studying bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and great blue herons. Come to QCC to see Maj and Shakespeare on Friday October 17. (And please note we don’t have our usual Saturday night slot!) But everything else is the same, including our wonderful desserts, excellent company, and admission by donation. Doors open at 7pm, Maj’s presentation begins at 7:30.