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Savary Island

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NATURE

 

Savary is basically a sandbar about 5 mile tip to tip, that lies east west, it's not very far North to South ,

a glacial deposit, anchored at the East End by the rocky Mace Point.

Lying in The Coastal Douglas Fir Zone, Arbutus, Cedar, Grand Fir Hemlock, Maple, White Pine, Douglas Fir and a few Garry Oak thrive here.

The rainshadow of Vancouver Island's mountains, surrounded by a shallow sandy shelf, Savary lies within the Southern tide that forks around Vancouver Island. The tides meet just North of here.

These three factors can combine to produce warm, comfortable swimming waters.

 

Lack of surface water , limits mosquitos and other bugs & may be the reason for few mammals making their home here.

Deer, Squirrels, Mice & Bats are indigenous. River otters den at Mace Point, and the occasional Mink wanders ashore.

No , bears, cougars, raccoon or rats ( since Summer 2016 , reports of black rats, eradication efforts underway ).

Bird life is abundant, Bald eagles, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Killdeer, I'll go on.

Savary is noted for it's shellfish , though commercial harvest of clams seems to be in decline.

There are clams & oysters on the beaches.

Geoduck farming has been in operation at Beacon Point for a decade and a half.

You have to be lucky to see Orcas ,Humpbacks, while seals, sea lions & porpoises are regular visitors.

 

 

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SAVARY ISLAND LAND TRUST

WHALES and DOLPHINS B.C.

NATURE TRUST of B.C.

 

"OYSTER CATCHERS" - picture Powell River Sea Kayak