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Great Canadian Shore Line Clean-Up
Date: Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 1pm
Location: at the trails near Tillicum Mall.
Self-guided walk/exploration of Witty’s Lagoon
Date: Tuesday, May 28th
Location: Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin : http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/wittys/
Please meet up by the nature house. Enjoy the forested trails and views of Sitting Lady Falls plunging into the lagoon below.
Witty's Lagoon is a birder's paradise -over 160 species have been documented in the park. Listen for the rattle call of the belted kingfisher, and the songs of orange-crowned warblers and dark-eyed juncos. Bring your binoculars, and be prepared for discovery, but remember to respect the habitat and birds that use it.
We will walk together through the forest trails and plan to picnic on the beach below.
May: Herons Galore!
"What on Earth is in Our Stuff? Non-renewable Resources and Us"
1 hour program, where they will gain an understanding of the value of wetlands by collecting and recording their observations of aquatic plants and animals. Topics include adaptations of some wetland vertebrates and their role in the food chain.
Bluebird Project with Julia Daly
When: February 15th, 2013 at 10:00 am, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign consent forms and passports.
Where: Beacon Hill Park – in the Garry Oak Meadow at the Southgate Street end, across from the back of St. Anne’s Academy. We will meet in the park, on the park side of the cross walk half way down south gate Street (going towards the water) that links the grounds of St. Anne’s Academy with the park.
Parking: Nearest parking is by the petting zoo, a short walk to the meeting place from there.
Join Conservation Outreach Coordinator, Julia Daly, of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team and learn about characteristics of Western Bluebirds (e.g. what they look like, habitat preferences, food habits), some of the reasons they’ve disappeared from Vancouver Island, and what we can do to bring them back, and how it relates to the restoration of Garry Oak ecosystems. We will also take part in a scavenger hunt to locate habitat elements both beneficial and detrimental to Western Bluebirds.
*Please dress for all weather*
Please note space is limited to 20 children, so please RSVP to register thank you.
John will show and tell about the geology of the bedrock, the glacier impact on the rocks, erratics, and the sediment load left by the glaciers. Finally, he will discuss the Salish walled village that used to sit on the bluff.