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Our docks, facilities, and access trails on Calvert Island are closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This closure extends to the shorelines of Pruth Bay, West Beach, and North Beach.

Sundews: Bug-Eating Plants of the Bog - Hakai Institute

Sundews: Bug-Eating Plants of the Bog

Plants that live in bogs can have a tough time getting their basic nutrients from the poor soil. Sundews have figured out another source for their supper—insects. These strange plants use a sticky substance on their leaves to capture and digest insects to get all the nutrients they need. Find out more about these incredible, bug-eating bog residents from plant expert Andy MacKinnon.