Category: 2017-2018 events

Water Dragons!

The Young Naturalists examine stream invertebrates, with a disecting microsope 18 May 2018 - J. May

by Janet May, 12 May 2018. Stream biologist Alan Hobson showed the Young Naturalists how to find and identify stream invertebrates. We peaked through the microscope at the mayfly’s tiny translucent body and her earnest black eyes watched us right back. We learned that delicate dragons live in Willingdon Creek.

Young Nats build bird houses

David Bedry building nest-boxes with the Young Naturalists, Powell River, 31 March 2018 - J. May

by Janet May, 31 Mar 2018. It sounded like Santa’s workshop at Willingdon campsite when Young Naturalists hammered together, and it was all for the birds. Thank you to David Bedry for cutting pieces and teaching us how to construct seventeen new homes for spring families. Thanks also to Pat Hull and RONA Powell River Building … Continue reading Young Nats build bird houses

Seedy Saturday 2018

Vounteers at Seedy Saturday, 17 March 2018

by Andrew Bryant, 17 Mar 2018. As per normal, the club arranged a table at the local “Seedy Saturday”… that marvellous and most-welcome harbinger of spring! Thanks to Lu Wuthrich for organizing it, and all who came out to help – and see you next year!

118th Christmas Bird Count

Pilieated Woodpecker at Penticton Woods, 2017 Powell River Christmas Bird Count - A. Bryant

by Andrew Bryant, 16 Dec 2017.  A number of club members participated in the Christmas Bird Count this year – the 14th time we’ve done so! We had 17 participants, with another dozen who recording birds seen at feeders.   In total, we counted 6021 birds of 88 species.  This is somewhat lower than numbers recorded in previous years, … Continue reading 118th Christmas Bird Count

Marvellous mushrooms in the mist

Ioni Waisgluss out with with the Young Naturalists, Powell River. 2017 - J. May

by Janet May, 28 Oct 2017. Ioni Waisgluss led a foggy fungi hunt through Millennium Park. Tiny candle snuffs and burly red belted polypores were admired, as sunlight gradually brightened the golden maples above us. Enthusiastic young mycologists and their parents had a fine fall day out!