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April 2018

The Perfect State: Reconnecting with Nature

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Hall,

NOW THIS IS SPECIAL. Award-winning BC ornithologist, author, artist and speaker, Dr. Rob Butler, is coming to Pender! For over 40 years, he watched, listened and lived among birds in the Salish Sea. He followed them to distant lands, met people of varying cultures, and…

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Through New Eyes: A Walk with Dr. Butler

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
To Be Determined,

Continuing the themes of his presentation the previous evening, renowned naturalist, Dr. Rob Butler, has agreed to lead a morning walk. If you’ve heard his bird-related stories on TV, radio or in print, you know you’re in for a memorable, thought-provoking experience. Limited to 15…

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PIFN Annual Beach Cleanup at Hamilton Beach

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hamilton Beach Boat Ramp,

Bring gloves (garbage bags provided) and help us clean up our beach in recognition of Earth Day. Many hands make light work!  Meet us at the boat launch ramp at Hamilton Beach at 9:30 am.  

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May 2018

Spring Plants and Birds at Brooks Point

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Brooks Point Regional Park,

On May 2nd, we will celebrate  the arrival of our Spring flowers on South Pender Island.  Our recent Spring weather has been colder than expected and the flowers are much slower in developing this year.  But who can resist the beauty of Chocolate Lilies and Common…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Greenburn Lake Special

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Greenburn Lake,

As we hike this short, uphill walk to Greenburn Lake, we’ll pause often to enjoy the rich diversity of habitats that make this such a special place. Don Peden and Michelle Paleczny from Parks Canada will tune our eyes and ears to what’s present in…

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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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