Farewell to long-time supporter Marion Cumming

Farewell to long-time supporter Marion Cumming

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Marion Cumming.  Marion was one of the founding members of the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society, creating our logo, providing us with artwork that many of you have seen on our cards, and always encouraging and...

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Keep your eyes peeled!

Keep your eyes peeled!

Starting this Monday, you'll be seeing our team out in Oak Bay doing collar checks. We want to make sure that as some of the deer have grown, their collars aren't too tight. We'll be making sure that collars fit snugly enough that there is room for two or three...

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The partnership continues!

The partnership continues!

We are happy to confirm that another year of provincial and municipal funding has been approved for this multi-year research project on urban deer and the impact of immuno-contraception (IC) as a  deer population management tool.  The Provincial Urban Deer Cost Share...

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The results are in once more!

The results are in once more!

Expanding on the 2019 findings of where deer can be found in Oak Bay, we have been able to identify that deer hone in on areas with lush green vegetation and large-sized residential lots (as well as parks, green spaces, and golf courses). Results of our research to...

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Did the COVID-19 lockdowns impact wildlife?

Did the COVID-19 lockdowns impact wildlife?

The COVID-19 lockdown impacted nature in many different ways, including giving us the opportunity to watch wildlife in our backyards. Our lead scientist on the Oak Bay and Esquimalt deer projects, Jason T. Fisher, and his lab also had the opportunity to see how...

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When love is in the air

When love is in the air

When love is in the air, bucks tend to be a bit single-minded. This piece found in Saanich News & Oak Bay News reminds us to be more aware of what bucks are doing, to avoid any unwanted interactions.

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With a little help from my friends

Post and video by Oak Bay resident and UWSS supporter, Adam LeamySix months ago, we noticed that one of the deer that frequents our area had suffered a serious injury to its right rear hoof. Our worry was that the injury or the distress caused by it would put the...

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It’s time for some Art in the Garden!

It’s time for some Art in the Garden!

Click on the image for more info! Do you enjoy viewing lovely gardens, local music, and the work of local artists? Then you should consider attending this "Art in the Garden" event on June 27, taking place from 10 am — 4 pm rain or shine.

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How lucky are we?!

How lucky are we?!

Alina Fisher, BSc MA (Comms) PMP, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Victoria, was the most recent recipient of the Dr. Ian and Joyce McTaggart Cowan Scholarship in Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Alina has an extensive background in wildlife biology,...

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Camera thefts threaten innovative deer project

Camera thefts threaten innovative deer project

A series of thefts of vital research equipment in Oak Bay threatens the ground-breaking urban deer management project. Since early December, 13 specialized wildlife cameras out of the 39 associated with the project have been stolen from locations around the...

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