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January 2018

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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3rd Wednesday Nature Walk: Brooks Point

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

Bob Vergette invites you to join him for our 3rd Wednesday Nature Walk on March 21, 2018.  Meeting at 9:30 am in the upper parking lot of St. Peter's Anglican Church, we will arrange carpooling to Brooks Point where there are likely to be several…

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April 2018

3rd Wednesday Nature Walk on North Pender Island

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
St. Peter’s Parking Lot (meeting place),

Our  Spring flowers have nearly arrived, so on April 18th, our 3rd Wednesday Nature Walk will give us the opportunity to explore their beauty.  Calypso Orchids, Blue-eyed Mary, White Fawn Lillies and Broad-leaved Stonecrop, are a few of the many varieties of wildflowers we will see as Bonnie…

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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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