Fri, Feb 17|
Pender Islands Community Hall
Sharp-tailed Snakes and other Reptiles of the Gulf and Vancouver Islands with Carrina Maslovat
Carrina Maslovat will cover how to identify these rare, elusive snakes, where to find them and why they are so important in Garry Oak ecosystems.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – Feb 18, 2023, 9:00 p.m.
Pender Islands Community Hall, 4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1, Canada
About the Event
Carrina Maslovat is a biologist and ecologist who studies Sharp-tailed Snakes on the Gulf Islands. Her talk will cover how to identify these rare, elusive snakes, where to find them and why they are so important in Garry Oak ecosystems. She will also share her recent research into using lab analysis to detect trace amounts of DNA and what you can do to help protect this threatened species.
Carrina Maslovat is the owner and manager of Maslovat Consulting, a highly successful environmental consulting firm. She is a botanist and ecologist by training but since 2018, she has been entranced by Sharp-tailed Snakes. Working closely with colleague Laura Matthias, they have been surveying for this rare subterranean species and have developed a ground-breaking survey tool using environmental DNA to help detect this elusive species. She is passionate about ecological restoration and protecting Species at Risk, plants and animals alike.