by Amanda Kahn
In 30 minutes, the town of Bamfield will be featured on CBC’s comedy show Still Standing. Jonny Harris visited Bamfield and met its wonderful residents, plus got a tour of the marine station. You can watch the show online here.
By Nicole Webster
Perhaps we are a little focused on invertebrates here, or perhaps this gorgeous weather has gone to my head, but I have a ‘treat’ for you for an Image Fest Friday.
A friend of mine has a wonderful blog. It is insightful, delightful and full of photos. Bridgette just completed a stint working as a public educator for BMSC, and described herself as a biologist and science education consultant.
In honour of World Oceans day (yesterday), she posted the 2nd part of her 3 part series about her time in Bamfield this year.
I strongly encourage you to check them out, if only for the breathtaking imagery.
There’s a late-night invader on the BMSC webcam (a great place to get a spot of nostalgia, or to be glad its not raining where you are!)
From all of us writers at The Madreporite, thank you for reading, contributing, and asking questions throughout the year! Here’s looking forward to another wonderful year of beautiful west coast sunsets.
Do you have any photos of Bamfield, old or new, that you want to post on the blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Amanda Kahn
The Tides & Trails Market, the shop on the east side of Bamfield inlet (same side as the marine station), is under new ownership. The Huu-ay-aht First Nations have purchased it and the cafe next to it. The market carries a lot of fresh produce and is a convenient walk from the marine station. It is also the first property in Bamfield purchased by the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, though they run other businesses such as the Pachena Bay Campground and in forestry. I stopped in at the cafe this summer and the burger was tasty (and the fries were delicious!). They serve daily specials that are sometimes so local that they’ve come right off of someone’s fishing boat. Read more about the new ownership (as of April 2013) and check out the Tides & Trails Market and/or the cafe if you need groceries or a warm meal cooked by someone other-than-yourself while doing your research in Bamfield.