Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

James Island, Saanichton

Located just twenty minutes by boat from the town of Sidney, James Island is home to the provincially-significant coastal sand ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for a number of rare and endangered species. The dynamic sand spit and dune ecosystem provides habitat for Yellow sand verbena, which is the exclusive host to the endangered sand verbena moth. The plants and wildlife of James Island rely on the dynamic processes of sand movement to create the unique conditions in which they can thrive.

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