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February 2017

Invasive vs. Native Plant Species Walk

February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

Meet at St Peter's Anglican Church upper parking lot. We will car pool from there. Blackberry vs Salmonberry; Laurel vs Chocolate Lily: the interplay between native and invasive species is the focus for Dr. Marr's local nature walk. Ken is working to increase our understanding of…

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March 2017

Pender Island Ocean Depths Revealed

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Hall,

Calling all nature lovers and photographers! Please join us on March 10, 2017 as PIFN welcomes back fellow Penderite, nature diver and photographer-par-excellence, Derek Holzapfel, for this narrated photographic journey below the waves, to scenery most of us may never see firsthand. Sit back and revel in…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walks

March 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Join a local naturalist for a guided nature walk each month to different areas of the Penders. Depending on the interests of the leader and participants, the focus may be birds, plants, wildlife, land–or any combination that enhances our appreciation of…

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April 2017

South Pender Plants and Birds Walk

April 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
St. Peter’s Upper Parking Lot,

On April 19th, the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will celebrate  the arrival of our Spring flowers on South Pender Island.  Who can resist the beauty of Chocolate Lilies and Common Camas?  Brooks Point is the location to see masses of these stunning wildflowers.  Plan…

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PIFN Annual Beach Cleanup at Hamilton Beach

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. In conjunction with this annual Earth Day activity, the organizers are planning to make a larger event…

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May 2017

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Wings and Muffins

May 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

As spring migration gets under way, our May guided nature activity features a special treat hosted by Lisa Baile and Peter Pare. Meet as usual at St. Peter’s at 9:30am and we'll carpool from there to their home on Armadale Road. We'll spend a leisurely 45 minutes in Lisa’s “birdy” backyard…

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June 2017

Parks Canada BioBlitz 2017 Gulf Islands (Pender Islands)

June 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - June 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Pender Islands Community School,

24-hours, from 4 pm Friday, June 9 to 4 pm Saturday, June 10 What's a BioBlitz, you ask? It's a race against the clock to find and identify as many plants and animals as we can in 24 hours. Hundreds of locals and visitors join in…

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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk

June 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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