Filmmaker Fran Benton has kindly allowed GOERT to use her short film about Garry Oak ecosystems, formerly called One Less Orchid, as an outreach tool. Learn about the ecology of the ecosystems and how they’re adapted to the local climate, First Nations influence on the landscape, threats to Garry Oak ecosystems, and how you can help protect and restore them. Featuring Drs. Briony Penn and Brenda Beckwith, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, Saanich Planner Russ Feuko, and former Executive Director of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Terry Morrison. The term “Garry Oak meadow” is used loosely here to refer to all types of Garry Oak and associated ecosystems.
Watch the film One Less Meadow here (17 min):