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Metchosin BioBlitz: Historical Lists

We are currently collecting all known historical lists of Metchosin species. If you can supply a list of any group of species at any Metchosin locale--including birds, plants, fungi, marine life, lichens, animals, insects, etc.--please contact Kem Luther (for phone number and address see contact information in "Contact Us" at the left). As we collect these lists, we'll be posting them on this page.

The lists below, with one or two exceptions, focus on Metchosin and Vancouver Island. For BC lists see the E-Flora and E-Fauna (expecially the E-Fauna Species Checklists section) pages.


Vascular Plants

Shyanne Smith of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) has supplied us with a list of over 500 of the vascular plants (classified as grasses, forbs, trees, shrubs) found in the Garry Oak ecosystems of Southern Vancouver Island. Large portions of southern Metchosin were, and a few areas still are, Garry Oak meadows. Excel spreadsheet of Garry Oak Vascular Plants

A list of about 30 vascular plants from 2 releves prepared by Hans Roemer in 1996 to describe and classify “pocket grasslands” found on Metchosin land (Grass balds W of Veitch Creek, approximate UTM 10U 456110, 5363240). List transcribed 2011, names updated to present synonyms.

Roemer, Veitch Creek list, vascular plants
List of about 120 vascular plant species from Ecological Reserve Proposal #320 north of Camas Hill. This property did not become an established reserve. List provided by Hans Roemer. ERP 320 vascular plants
A list of Metchosin vascular plants specimens archived at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Data extracted from the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria in January, 2011. RCBM extracted vascular plant list for Metchosin
A list of Rocky Point DND property vascular plants specimens collected by the Adolf and Oluna Ceska and archived at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Data extracted from the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria in February, 2011. RCBM extracted vascular plant list for Rocky Point, Ceska collector
The UBC Herbarium's online records for its collections cite Metchosin vascular plant species in several locations. Here are its lists for Metchosin, Albert Head, and Rocky Point (You may have to scroll to the second PDF page to view the list start.).
UBC Herbarium extracted vascular plant list for Metchosin    
  UBC Herbarium extracted vascular plant list for Albert Head  
    UBC Herbarium extracted vascular plant list for Rocky Point, Ceska collector
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the vascular plants on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Vascular plants
A list of plant species found at Devonian Park. From the CRD. CRD: Devonian Park plants
A partial list of plants found at Witty's Lagoon. From the CRD, compiled by Joel Ussery. CRD: Witty's Lagoon plants
A list of wildflowers found at Witty's Lagoon. From the CRD. CRD: Witty's Lagoon wildflowers
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has list of vascular plants seen at the rocks. URL link to Race Rocks
   
   

Mosses and Liverworts

Shyanne Smith of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) has supplied us with a list of over 70 of the mosses and liverworts typically found in the Garry Oak ecosystems of Southern Vancouver Island. Excel spreadsheet of Garry Oak Mosses
A list of about 50 mosses found at Matheson Lake CRD Park in 2010 by Kem Luther and Gerry Ansell. Matheson Lake mosses in 2010

A list of 7 mosses from 2 releves prepared by Hans Roemer in 1996 to describe and classify “pocket grasslands” found on Metchosin land (Grass balds W of Veitch Creek, approximate UTM 10U 456110, 5363240). List transcribed 2011, names updated to present synonyms.

Roemer, Veitch Creek list, mosses
List of about 20 mosses from Ecological Reserve Proposal #320 north of Camas Hill. This property did not become an established reserve. List provided by Hans Roemer. ERP 320 mosses
The UBC Herbarium's online records for its collections cite Metchosin moss species in several locations. Here are its lists for Metchosin, Peddar Bay, and Rocky Point (You may have to scroll to the second PDF page to view the list start.).
UBC Herbarium extracted moss list for Metchosin    
  UBC Herbarium extracted moss list for Peddar Bay  
    UBC Herbarium extracted moss list for Rocky Point
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the three moss species on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Mosses
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery mentions at least one moss. URL link to Race Rocks
Bryophytes and Lichens of Open Bluff Habitats at Rocky Point, DND. List by Terry McIntosh, 2007. Bryos of DND bluffs
   

Fungi

A list of about 25 fungi found at Matheson Lake CRD Park in Fall, 2011, by Kem Luther Matheson Lake mushrooms, Fall 2011
The UBC Herbarium's online records for its collections cite Metchosin fungi species in two locations. Here are its lists for Metchosin in general and for Rocky Point (You may have to scroll to the second PDF page to view the list start.).
UBC Herbarium extracted fungi list for Metchosin  
  UBC Herbarium extracted fungi list for Rocky Point
The Ceskas have found Tubaria punicea at several Metchosin Locations Tubaria punicea
Ian Gibson, archivist for the Southern Vancouvers Island Mycological Society, has pulled together a summary of Metchosin macrofungi recorded by Oluna Ceska since 1999. Metchosin macrofungi records from SVIMS
List of Metchosin fungi at the Pacific Forestry Centre herbarium in Victoria, BC. List courtesy of Brenda Callahan Pacific Forestry Centre fungi
List of fungi found at CFB Rocky Point in 2003. Oluna Ceska ESAC report. Fungi Ceska Rocky Point 2003
   

Lichens

Shyanne Smith of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) has supplied us with a list of over 80 of the lichens typically found in the Garry Oak ecosystems of Southern Vancouver Island. Excel spreadsheet of Garry Oak Lichens
The UBC Herbarium's online records for its collections cite Metchosin lichen species in two locations. Here are its lists for Metchosin (includes several Albert Head records) and Rocky Point (You may have to scroll to the second PDF page to view the list start.).
UBC Herbarium extracted lichen list for Metchosin  
  UBC Herbarium extracted lichen list for Rocky Point, Ceska collector
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here is the lichen on the list that is found within the CRD. Species at risk: Lichens
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has lists a number of lichens seen at Race Rocks. URL link to Race Rocks
   
   

Birds

The Victoria Natural History Society maintains a checklist of Victoria-area birds. Checklist of Victoria area birds from VNHS
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the birds on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Birds
Marilyn Fuch's Towards a Recovery Strategy for Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems in Canada contains a list of birds commonly associated with Garry Oak meadows. Garry Oak associations: Birds
A checklist of birds seen at Rocky Point Bird Observatory on the Metchosin Rocky Point DND lands. Rocky Point Bird Observatory: Birds
A list of bird species found at Witty's Lagoon. From the CRD. CRD: Witty's Lagoon birds
A list of bird species found at Devonian Park. From the CRD. CRD: Devonian Park birds
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has a list of birds seen there. URL link to Race Rocks
   
   

Marine Life

This 2005 slide presentation by Travis MacKenzie lists, on p. 14, twenty of the common gastropods/mollusks that might be found on Metchosin beach areas. Other pages contain pictures of these animals. Gastropods/mollusks of Southern Vancouver Island
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the marine molluscs on the list that are found within the CRD (also includes land snails). Species at risk: Molluscs
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has a large list of marine organisms. URL link to Race Rocks
   
   

Mammals

A list of the mammals of Vancouver Island. Almost 50 mammals on the list. Mammals of Southern Vancouver Island
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the mammals on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Mammals
Marilyn Fuch's Towards a Recovery Strategy for Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems in Canada contains a list of mammals commonly associated with Garry Oak meadows. Garry Oak associations: Mammals
A list of mammals found at Devonian Park. From the CRD. CRD: Devonian Park Mammals
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has several mammals on it. URL link to Race Rocks
   
   

Reptiles

The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the reptiles on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Reptiles
Marilyn Fuch's Towards a Recovery Strategy for Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems in Canada contains a list of reptiles commonly associated with Garry Oak meadows. Garry Oak associations: Reptiles
   
   
   
   

Amphibians

Marilyn Fuch's Towards a Recovery Strategy for Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems in Canada contains a list of amphibians commonly associated with Garry Oak meadows. Garry Oak associations: Amphibians
   
   
   
   

Insects and Spiders

A checklist of dragonflies and damselflies of the Victoria region. Dragonflies and damselflies of the Victoria region
List of insects (scientific names) from Camas Hill, done by a UVic student. Excel spreadsheet of Camas Hill insects
A list of Camas Hill Butterflies and moths by Moralea Milne. Camas Hill Butterflies and Moths
Butterflies found on Vancouver Island Excel spreadsheet of Vancouver Island butterflies
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the insects on the list that are found within the CRD. Species at risk: Insects
A checklist of butterflies seen at Rocky Point Bird Observatory on the Metchosin Rocky Point DND lands. Rocky Point Bird Observatory: Butterflies
Survey of moths at Witty's Lagoon, 2001-2005, by Nick Page. Witty's Lagoon moths
Rob Bennett compiled a list of spiders found at a 1995 field trip to the Rocky Point DND properties (combined with 2011 and 2013 BioBlitz finds) Bennett spiders
Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has several insects on it. URL link to Race Rocks
 

Terrestrial Gastropods (Slugs and Snails)

Yearly surveys of gastropods in CRD Parks are done for the Habitat Aquisition Trust. The survey reports the red-listed Threaded Vertigo snail at Devonian and other Metchosin locations. Regular searches are made in Devonian for the rare Blue-Grey Taildropper. Taildropper and Gastropod report
The BC Species at Risk web site collects in one place the at-risk species from SARA, COSEWIC and BC legislation. Here are the slugs and snails on the list that are found within the CRD (List also includes marine molluscs.). Species at risk: Molluscs
   
   
   

Algae

Garry Fletcher maintains a Race Rocks Species List and Image Gallery that has a list of algae. URL link to Race Rocks