Nature Field Trips

The Nature Field Trips are an excellent opportunity to discover shoreline and forest ecosystems as well as Hornby’s unique geology.  These field trips are great fun for the whole family and will enhance your visit to our beautiful island.  Pre-registration is essential as space is limited.  Admission is $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under attend for free. For inquiries or to register, email hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com

Summer 2018 Nature Walk Schedule

Thursday, July 11 – Art Martell, ornithologist, “Birding on Hornby: Hear, See, and Appreciate Birds.”

Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 8 participants.

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 18 – Art Martell, ornithologist, “Birding on Hornby: Hear, See, and Appreciate Birds.”

Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 8 participants.

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 25 – Dan Bowen and Betty Franklin, paleontologists, “Journey Back In Time With the Fabulous Fossils of Hornby Island.” Phipps Point.

Pre-registration is essential as space is limited to 15 participants.

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. 

Time and meeting place 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.

August 13 – John Cox, “Hornby Rocks! Exploring Hornby’s Unique Geology.” Sandpiper Beach.

Pre-registration is essential. Space is limited to 50 participants.

We will meet at the entrance to Sandpiper 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).

 

Below are some images from past field trips.

 

 

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