Garry Oak Meadows are unique floral communities found in rain shadow regions in the Pacific Northwest. In Canada, Garry oaks are the only native oak west of Manitoba and occur in British Columbia. Garry Oak meadows are found in the rain shadow region of southeastern Vancouver Island. These meadows come to life in the spring with a high diversity of flowering plants. A few examples can be found in the photos below. Historically, Camas, a bulbous plant, was an important source of food for indigenous peoples. These beautiful habitats are at risk in their small British Columbian range due factors such as urban encroachment and invasive plants.