Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: July 2015


Speaker Series – Plight of our Forest Birds

August 6: Art Martell, “Changes in Abundance of Some of our Common Forest Birds” Join Art Martell, ornithologist and Important Bird Area Caretaker, to learn about the phenomenon of forest bird disappearance. Presentation begins at 2:00 pm at the Hornby Island Community School. Enter through the…

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Nature Walk – “Plants as Food and Medicine”

August 4th – “Mother Earth’s Gifts: Plants as Food and Medicine” Walk through the forest and learn more about the plants used by First Peoples. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance…

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Speaker Series – “Water Issues on Hornby”

July 30th: John Cox, “Water Issues on Hornby – how can a geologist help?” Join us at the Hornby Island Community School Library for a talk with John Cox, back by popular demand. John will present an overview of previous…

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Nature Walk – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast”

July 28th – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast” Discover the importance of the oceanic life that share our home. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful…

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Speaker Series – Weather and Climate Change

July 23: Ed Wiebe, “The Vancouver Island School-based Weather Station Network and Climate Change” Join us at the Hornby Island Community School Library for this dynamic and fun presentation, suitable for all ages. Admission by donation ($5 suggested). Presentation begins at 2:00 pm. (Enter through…

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Nature Walk – “Cedar: Tree of Life”

July 21st – “Cedar: Tree of Life” Explore the many ways First Peoples use cedar: baskets, clothing, and art. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful…

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Nature Walk – “Plants as Food and Medicine”

July 14th  – “Mother Earth’s Gifts: Plants as Food and Medicine” Walk through the forest and learn more about the plants used by First Peoples. The Nature Field Trips on Tuesdays are great fun for the whole family and will enhance…

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Nodding Onion in Bloom

The natural history treasure of the month is the nodding onion (allium cernuum). You can see its long grass-like leaves topped by nodding umbels of pink flowers currently in bloom in our ethnobotanical garden. The herb is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. When cooking, the…

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