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May 2018

Walk #1: Spring Bird Song at Roe Lake

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Roe Lake Trailhead, S. Otter Bay Rd.,

Spring brings the coastal forest alive with the sounds of birds high in the trees where they are hard to see. The best way to know who’s up there is by using our ears rather than our eyes. Bird song expert, David Riedel, will teach…

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Walk #2: Spring Bird Song at George Hill

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
George Hill Park, Upper Terrace trailhead,

For those who want to join bird song guru, Dave Reidel, a bit later in the morning, he will lead a second hike up George Hill. Here, we’ll hear birds of more open woodlands and grassy meadows, such as House Wren, Bewick’s Wren, White-crowned Sparrow,…

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June 2018

Native Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener

June 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hope Bay Studio,

Rob Underhill from the Mayne Island Conservancy will join us to deliver a talk on native plant propagation. Rob will walk us through some easy to follow methods for the propagation of plants native to Pender Island. From seed collection to post-planting care, you will…

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August 2018

Nuit Blanche at Roesland

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All are welcome to join in this special family friendly event.  "Bats, Boötes and Bioluminescence!"  Discover night magic with Parks Canada and guest experts at historic Roesland.  Meet glowing creatures, track Pender's elusive bats, and spot distant stars or galazies!  Pender Islands Museum is keeping…

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Let’s Explore Sidney Spit

August 15 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sidney Spit, B.C. Canada + Google Map

Please join us for a day of exploration of  the Sidney Spit Marine Park.  We will travel by BC Ferries and take the shuttle boat to Sidney Island where we will be greeted by numerous Purple Martins who have a nesting colony on the docks.…

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September 2018

The Old Man and the Vultures

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Hall,

Dave Manning, a birder for over 50 years, fell in love with Vultures at age 65 when he stumbled upon a small chick peeking out of its nest cave. His program, "The Old Man and the Vultures," is about the 3 Vultures of North America,…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk at Oaks Bluff Park

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

In September, we resume our popular Third Wednesday Walks with a visit to Oaks Bluff Park located on Pirates Road.  It involves a short hike through Douglas Fir forest and takes you to bluffs that offer incredible views of Salt Spring, Moresby and Portland islands. …

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October 2018

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk at Brooks Point

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Brooks Point Regional Park,

On Wednesday, October 17th, our monthly walk will take us to Brooks Point.  Join Bob Vergette as he leads a walk to observe the return of the waterfowl that frequent our waters during the winter months.  Along the way we are sure to encounter many…

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“And What Have We Got Here?”

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Gavin Hanke, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Royal British Columbia Museum, as he leads a walk to some local water bodies where we can identify and discuss the impact of introduced species on native aquatic species.  You may be surprised at the…

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Abandoned Pets: Everyone’s Problem

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Parish Hall,

Have you seen this tiny creature, the European Wall Lizard, on the Pender Islands?  Having escaped from a former game farm on the Saanich Peninsula, this speedy reptile has been busy multiplying on southern Vancouver Island! Dr. Gavin Hanke, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the…

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