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September 2018

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk at Oaks Bluff Park

September 19, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

Migrants in the Lower Mainland

November 5, 2018 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Lower Mainland includng Boundary Bay,

Plan to join us on Monday, November 5th to take in the spectacle of migratory birds in the Lower Mainland.  We will carpool and board the 7:10 am ferry to Tsawwassen, and will birdwatch on the way.  Our birding on the Mainland will begin in…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk at Found Road Trail

November 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

The 3rd Wednesday Walk will take place on November 21 where we will travel from the meeting place at St. Peters Anglican Church to the Found Road Trail off Clam Bay Road.  This trail traverses some excellent wet areas where mushrooms proliferate and ends up…

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December 2018

Winter Birds on the Penders – Identification Walk

December 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hope Bay, 4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd.
Pender Island, B.C. V0N 2M1 Canada
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Here’s a great opportunity for you to tune up your winter birding skills in preparation for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count.  Meet at the Hope Bay parking lot at 9:30 a.m., with your binoculars.  There will likely be lots of birds to identify in the…

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2018 Christmas Bird Count and Potluck Supper

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, December 15th, teams of birders will scour our islands counting every bird they can see. In past years we have recorded over 90 species in a single day. We’re hoping the weather will be fine as the count will be undertaken on that…

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January 2019

Christmas Bird Count For Kids

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hope Bay,

Children and their families are welcome to join us on Jan. 3, 2019 to count wild birds in the Hope Bay area.  This annual event, now in its 6th year on the Penders, is created by Bird Studies Canada, and sponsored locally by PIFN and…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Shingle Bay Special

January 16 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

Join Robin Thistle-Walker at Shingle Bay for our first 3rd Wednesday Nature Walk of 2019. Many of you may have met Robin on his daily walks in the Magic Lake area. A self-described generalist, he records everything he sees in his well-worn notebooks. Robin shares his…

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