Hornby Island Natural History Centre

Monthly Archives: August 2017


Unusual Hornby Resident! A Yellow-headed Pileated Woodpecker

This rare yellow-headed Pileated Woodpecker lives by the Shire on Hornby Island. They are so unusual that local bird expert, Art Martell, says it’s the first he has seen. According to Art, it is likely a genetic mutation that will probably not…

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Speaker Series: “Sea otters – A very natural history”

Thursday, August 17th with Jane Watson, marine biologist Sea otters, prized for their thick fur, were hunted to extinction in British Columbia in a commercial fur trade that started in the late 1700s and lasted until sea otters were protected…

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Nature Walk – “A Tidal Investigation”

Tuesday, August 15th – “A Tidal Investigation”: Exploring Hornby’s rich shoreline ecosystem This walk will be led by Kihan Yoon-Henderson, summer host/coordinator at the Hornby Island Natural History Centre. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 12 participants for each walk. For inquiries…

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Bird Walk – Hearing, seeing and enjoying our local birds

Thursday, August 10th with Art Martell Meet at Helliwell Provincial Park at 9:00 am.  The walk will be about 3 km. and take about 2 hours.  Bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs please. Art Martell is retired in the Comox…

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Nature Walk – “Walking with Trees”

Tuesday, August 8th, 10:30 am  – “Walking with Trees” Exploring the forests of Hornby This walk will be led by Kihan Yoon-Henderson, summer host/coordinator at the Hornby Island Natural History Centre. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 12 participants for each walk. For…

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