Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: August 2015


Summer Displays 2015

A gallery with some of our Summer 2015 displays. One week of summer hours still remains. Click on any photo to begin the slideshow.

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Hairy Woodpecker Nest

Take a stroll through the woods on Hornby and there’s a good chance you will come across a hairy woodpecker, the most familiar and widespread woodpecker in North America, or hear their rhythmic drumming in the trees. Our featured treasure…

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Nature Art

There is lots of new visitor art at the natural history centre this summer. Natural history visitors are always welcome to sketch and be inspired by nature! For an extensive list of creative nature activities to do at home with your kids,…

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Nature Walk – “Salish Seashore: Our Living Coast”

August 18th – “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 island. …

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Speaker Series – “Life in a Raindrop and Beyond”

August 13: Neville Winchester, “Life in a Raindrop and Beyond: From Microarthropods to Grizzly Bears: A Celebration of Biodiversity” Journey into one of the last great wilderness areas on our planet — the enchanted Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia —…

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Nature Walk – “Cedar: Tree of Life”

August 11th – “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 island. …

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