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November 2017

Boundary Bay Migratory Bird Spectacle

November 1, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

January 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooks Point Regional Park,

Children and their families are welcome to join us on Jan. 7, 2018 to count wild birds at Brooks Point.  This annual event, now in its 5th year on the Penders, is created by Bird Studies Canada, and sponsored locally by PIFN and PICA.  This…

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Five Weeks in Nepal & Nepal’s Heartbeat (2 Documentaries)

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Community Hall,

We kick off 2018 with something special: two documentaries hosted by noted Cowichan Bay, BC filmmaker, Nick Versteeg. “Five Weeks in Nepal” was intended to highlight the outreach of a local BC charity, against the backdrop of the classic trek into Everest Base Camp. You’ll…

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3rd Wednesday Walk: Nature’s Wisdom

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Magic Lake area,

Please join Robin Thistle-Walker for our regular 3rd Wednesday Nature Walk. Many of you may have met Robin on his daily walks in the Magic Lake area. A self-described generalist, he scribbles records of everything he sees in his well-worn notebooks. We’re pleased to have…

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February 2018

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Peter Cove

February 21 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Peter Cove,

Peter Cove: Indigenous Peoples set up reef nets nearby over the millennia; early settlers boated over for community picnics; today's "Trinco" residents think it's the gem of the Penders. Join PIFN leaders Bob Vergette and Julie Wilmott for a leisurely walk to this picturesque cove, where varied beach accesses reveal…

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March 2018

The Wonder of Bees

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Hall,

Join Paige Erickson-McGee, Stewardship Coordinator for Habitat Acquisition Trust, as she shows us how to support native bees in backyards and gardens. Renowned conservationist Jacques Cousteau said the “the happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know…

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