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June 2017

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk

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

Wednesday, June 21 9:30 to 11:00am Plant and gardening guru, Diane Swindell, leads this easy walk from the Community Hall to the Community Garden.  Along the way, she'll help us explore the soils, bugs and birds that mark the interplay between nature and nurturing your…

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September 2017

Going Wild in Arizona

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Hall,

 Visitors to the Arizona desert are often surprised by its tremendous diversity of species, life forms and landscapes. We kick off our 2017-18 season with a presentation by Pender's own Dave Manning and Eroca Dancer, naturalists who winter away in Arizona. Join them as they venture from…

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October 2017

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Magic Lake,

Wednesday, Oct. 18 9:30 to 11:00am Well known Pender naturalist, Gerry McKeating, leads this easy walk at Magic Lake.  We are likely to see some of our returning winter birds within easy viewing distance from the elevated bank along Schooner Way.  A scope will be…

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What’s Up with the Birds?

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Hall,

Penderites of all ages share a remarkable awareness of the birds on, over and around our beautiful island. But many of us wonder how our birdlife may be changing. Join Karen Devitt, BC Program Coordinator for Bird Studies Canada, as she describes how birds are faring…

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Seeing Seabirds (and more!)

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Brooks Point Regional Park,

Coordinating citizen science projects such as the Christmas Bird Count and Coastal Waterbird Survey is one of PIFN's most important mandates, but almost everyone struggles with those hard-to-identify gulls and other seabirds. As we head into “count season”, we’re pleased to have Bird Studies Canada's Karen…

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November 2017

Boundary Bay Migratory Bird Spectacle

November 1 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Boundary Bay area,

Looking to November, plan to join us Wednesday, November 1st, to take in the spectacle of migratory birds in the Boundary Bay area on the mainland. After carpooling to board the 7:15 ferry to Tsawwassen, we'll bird from the ferry itself. Upon arrival we will…

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3rd Wednesday Walk: Fall at Found Trail

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

November 15th from 9:30am to about 11:00am Found Trail is a self-described "Trail of Many Mysteries". What appears to be just another forest path is a pocket of rainforest that relies on the underlying geology and geography for its diversity. Join PIFN's Simone Marler as we…

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Vancouver Island Marmots: A Rare Treat

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Parish Hall,

 The endangered Vancouver Island Marmot is one of the world’s rarest mammals. In 1997 there were so few that wildlife managers took the bold step of capturing some to create a "genetic lifeboat" with the goal of restoring wild populations. Join us for insights into the…

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December 2017

Winter Birds on the Penders – Identification Walk

December 8 @ 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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2017 Christmas Bird Count & Pot Luck Supper

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017 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…

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