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Summer 2019 Events Schedule

Wednesday, July 10th – Dorrie Woodward, “Microplastics in our Local Waters.” Marine conservationist Dorrie Woodward will speak on what’s happening with plankton and microplastics in our local waters. This presentation is part of the Expert Speaker Series. Admission is $5.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. New Horizons, 2:00 pm.

Please Note: This walk is now Full. Thursday, July 11 – Art Martell, ornithologist, “Birding on Hornby: Hear, See, and Appreciate Birds.” This walk is part of the Nature Field Trip Series. Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 8 participants. To register or inquire, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com 

We will meet at the head of the Helliwell Park trail at 8:00 am, right next to the parking lot. The walk will be about 3 km and take about 2 hours. We will listen to and identify bird songs and try to see any birds that might cooperate. Art will provide information on local birds and answer questions. Bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs please. Please note, this walk will be cancelled if it rains.

Please Note: This walk is now Full. Thursday, July 18 – Art Martell, ornithologist, “Birding on Hornby: Hear, See, and Appreciate Birds.” This walk is part of the Nature Field Trip Series. Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 8 participants. To register or inquire, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com 

We will meet at the head of the Helliwell Park trail at 8:00 am, right next to the parking lot. The walk will be about 3 km and take about 2 hours. We will listen to and identify bird songs and try to see any birds that might cooperate. Art will provide information on local birds and answer questions. Bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs please. Please note, this walk will be cancelled if it rains.

Thursday, July 25th – Dan Bowen and Betty Franklin, “Geology and Paleontology of Hornby Island.” Paleontologists Dan Bowen and Betty Franklin will share the fossil story of marine life in our ancient ocean. This presentation is part of the Expert Speaker Series. Admission is $5.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. New Horizons, 12:30 pm.

Please Note: This walk is now Full. Thursday, July 25 – Dan Bowen and Betty Franklin, paleontologists, “Journey Back In Time With the Fabulous Fossils of Hornby Island.” Phipps PointThis walk is part of the Nature Field Trip Series. Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 15 participants. To register or inquire, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com

We will meet at the entrance to Phipps Point at 2:00 pm. Please Note, make sure to bring water and appropriate footwear. The walk occurs on the beach and over rocks and not on a trail. The sun can be very hot and a hat and sun protection measures are recommended.

August 1: A Tidal Investigation, “Exploring Hornby’s Rich Shoreline Ecosystem,” Steve MacDonald, marine biologist. Location TBA. This walk is part of the Nature Field Trip Series. Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. To register or inquire, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com

Time and location TBA. Please Note, make sure to bring water and appropriate footwear. The walk occurs on the beach and over rocks and not on a trail. The sun can be very hot and a hat and sun protection measures are recommended.

Thursday, August 1st – Kendrick Brown, “Changing Wildfire Regimes.” Paleoecologist Kendrick Brown will offer a Holocene perspective on changing wildfire regimes in British Columbia and beyond. This presentation is part of the Expert Speaker Series. Admission is $5.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. New Horizons, 2:00 pm.

August 13 – John Cox, “Hornby Rocks! Exploring Hornby’s Unique Geology.” Sandpiper Beach. This walk is part of the Nature Field Trip Series. Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. Pre-registration is essential. Space is limited to 50 participants. To register or inquire, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com

We will meet at the entrance to the beach at 10:20 am. Please Note, make sure to bring water and appropriate footwear. The walk occurs on the beach and over rocks and not on a trail. The sun can be very hot and a hat and sun protection measures are recommended. The walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours (with an option to leave earlier after 1 hour).

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