For our June event we will join the Comox Valley YNC for a hike to Tree Island! This event will take place on Sunday, June 19th and will be a full-day hike.
The weekend of June 18/19 are the only weekends in June that work tide wise. The 19th (Father's Day) was chosen because some members have let me know they have conflicts on the 18th (soccer, etc.).
The details are: The Comox Valley group will take the 10am ferry to Denman Island (meet at 9:30 at the Ferry Terminal). The walk will take about 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on our speed. It may be a sunny & wet walk so people should wear hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and watershoes.
We'll arrive at Tree Island about 12:30 pm and have lunch and do some exploring and maybe some swimming (although the tide will be low). Depending on how long it took us to walk we'll have about 2 hours on Tree Island and head back to our cars for 4:15pm to be on the 5pm ferry that day back to Buckley Bay.
Because of the length of the walk we're suggesting that this event is for the hearty walker 8 years and over. Here is a good article on Tree Island exploring, written by naturalist Krista Kaptein: http://islandnature.ca/2010/
I hope you can attend a Mushroom Walk on Saturday, October 2nd at 10:30 am with Andrew Fyson. He will lead us on a walk in the forest near Winter Wren Wood where there should be lots of mushrooms growing, and help us to learn to identify them.