Category: 2022-2023 trips

Alpine Adventure #6 – Diadem Mountain

by Tom Koleszar 13 August 2023 Alpine Adventure #6 – Diadem Mountain Once again, on our scheduled field trip day (August 12), the backcountry weather was questionable – so we had to move the trip to Sunday August 13, when we had an absolutely beautiful day!  We landed on a ridge near Mt Diadem, with … Continue reading Alpine Adventure #6 – Diadem Mountain

Low tide exploration

by John Edwards 30 July 2023 A fantastic low tide exploration day was enjoyed by members of the Malaspina Naturalists (Bengul, Dale, Dan, Madelon, Sharron, Fran, Colleen, Lynn, John and Kelly) on Sunday, July 30.  We powered out of Lund Harbor aboard the Misty Isles with captain Jonas steering us past Keefer Rock to the … Continue reading Low tide exploration

Powell River Lake

by Tom Koleszar 20 July 2023 This field trip was run for two groups on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16. The trips were aboard the Tla’amin Braves II with Captain Bryce McKenzie, each following the same itinerary.  The trip leaders were Nancy Pezel and Tom Koleszar. The weather was wonderful (and a bit hot) on … Continue reading Powell River Lake

Forest Regeneration

by Tom Koleszar 17 June 2023 Eleven club members headed into the Horseshoe Valley area to learn how forests are regrown after harvesting. Our guides for this trip were Darwyn Koch and Geoff Matheson – both Registered Professional Foresters with Western Forest Products. Our 1st stop was along Dixon Road where we saw a block … Continue reading Forest Regeneration

Stillwater Bluffs with Jason Addy

by Jason Addy 30 May 2023 A stunner of a day at the Bluffs! Fifteen members attended and I ramble along as the guide. The weather was perfect, a bit of cloud, a lot of sun, and cool ocean breezes. We started at the mailboxes on Stillwater School Rd. I talked about the history of … Continue reading Stillwater Bluffs with Jason Addy

Mitlenatch aboard the Misty Isles

by Sheila Peters 13 May 2023 Saturday, May 13, 2023 was a gorgeous day for 12 club members to join captain Jonas Fineman and naturalist George Sirk on the Misty Isles trip to Mitlenatch Island. Just out of Lund, Major Islet was bright with monkey flowers and sea blush and noisy with both Steller and … Continue reading Mitlenatch aboard the Misty Isles

Browne Creek wildflowers

by David Bedry, 7 May 2023 Four of us met at the north end of the mall to carpool to Browne Creek.  Dinner Rock Park is still closed.  We parked at the gate for about a fifteen minute walk to the area where the wildflowers were finally blooming.  The chocolate lilies are finally starting to … Continue reading Browne Creek wildflowers

Return of the Brant geese

by Pat Cottingham 26 March 2023 On a cool and very windy day, 5 club members caught the 0810 ferry over to Comox and met up with our informative and interesting guide, Nancy Pezel, in Qualicum Beach.  We were in search of the Brant Geese (sub species Black or Pacific Brant “Brant nigricans) arriving from … Continue reading Return of the Brant geese

Comox Estuary Tour #2

by Pat Cottingham, 3 Oct 2022 An enthusiastic group of 12 spent a stunningly beautiful, warm and calm day on the Comox Estuary and in the Baynes Sound area.  We went over as foot passengers from Westview and boarded bus transport at Little River….to take us to Comox Harbour to link up with Duncan Cameron … Continue reading Comox Estuary Tour #2

Comox Estuary Tour #1

by Cindy Dalcourt, 19 Sept 2022 A beautiful sunny fall day with calm seas for 12 of us to head over to Comox for our first ever trip with Comox Harbour Tours.  On the way there we were lucky to see whales spouting in the distance on both sides of the ferry.  As we had … Continue reading Comox Estuary Tour #1