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March 2019

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Brooks Point Regional Park

The third Wednesday walk on March 20 will be to Brooks Point Park.  Join Simone Marler and Jim Blakely as they lead the group through meandering forest trails and onto the sea bluffs of Boundary Pass.  The area is well known for both song birds…

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April 2019

Pender Island Field Naturalists: Annual General Meeting

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Hall Lounge

The Pender Island Field Naturalists will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday April 15 starting at 11:00 am in the Lounge at the Community Hall.  At the meeting, Directors will be elected for the next two-year period and reports on the activities and…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Roesland, Then and Now

April 17 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place)

Where people choose to live is often a function of an area’s natural history. Few spots demonstrate this better than historic Roesland. We're lucky to have many old photos from its time as an early farm and resort. We’ll walk to the exact spots where…

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PIFN Annual Beach Cleanup at Hamilton Beach

April 20 @ 9:00 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 2019

Spring Plants and Birds at Brooks Point

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Brooks Point Regional Park

Spring Plants and Birds at Brooks Point May 8, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Brooks Point Regional Park On May 8th, we will visit the masses of Chocolate Lilies and Common Camas on South Pender Island. Our recent Spring weather has delayed the wildflowers, but…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Roe Lake

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Roe Lake Trailhead, S. Otter Bay Rd.

Roe Lake Trail parking area (Meeting place).   Please join us for the third Wednesday walk to Roe Lake, led by well-known birder Gerry McKeating.  This is definitely a perennial favourite of the Pender Island field naturalists where we get a chance to see spring birds…

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Butterflies: Beauty on Wings

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Hall

Butterflies are beautiful, fascinating creatures and essential to biodiversity. Of 70 species on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 18 are in trouble. Retired teacher, photographer and author, Mike Yip, shares his knowledge and gorgeous photos of butterflies with a focus on species to be…

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Butterfly Walk

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Community Hall Parking Lot

Vancouver Island naturalist, photographer and author, Mike Yip, leads a walk to identify butterflies, explore their role in biodiversity, and deepen appreciation of these inspiring creatures. We'll meet at the Community Hall parking lot. To sign up, please e-mail  Limited to 15 participants with preference for PIFN members.…

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June 2019

CANCELED – More than Just a Pretty Beach: Critical Shoreline Habitats for Forage Fish

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Hall

Join PIFN as we welcome marine biologist, researcher and educator, Ramona de Graaf, for a presentation on forage fish. They may be small, but they're a big deal! As prey for hundreds of other species, super-abundant forage fish such as herring, smelt and capelin are the cornerstone of the marine food web. The need…

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CANCELED – Let’s Explore Pender’s Forage Fish Habitat

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Marine biologist Ramona de Graaf will stay on to lead a walk to explore shoreline habitat for forage fish.  Ramona will give a demonstration of how the locals she has trained take samples of forage fish eggs using techniques she has developed over the years.  PICA has…

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