Category: 2019-2020 trips

Alpine Adventure

by Tom Koleszar, 9 Aug 2020 On Sunday, August 9 – one day later than planned due to inclement weather – twenty Malaspina Naturalists enjoyed a helicopter field trip to the alpine country of the South Powell Divide.  Flying from the airport and from a staging area a few kilometers past the head of Goat Lake, … Continue reading Alpine Adventure

Desolation Sound

by Heather Harbord, 11 Jul 2020 Brandishing our masks, six members boarded Misty Isles at Lund for a day trip to Desolation Sound.  Two of the 8 passengers mandated by Covid-19 regulations had got sick the day before and were unable to come. A steady rain started but after several months locked down at home … Continue reading Desolation Sound

Lang Creek Fish Hatchery and Native Plant Garden

by Paul Miniato, 6 Oct 2019 A warm sun pushed through the clouds as about 15 of us began our tour of the Hatchery.  David Bedry explained how the operation of the facility meshed with the lifecycle of the salmon. Needing different water temperatures, the various species – except Sockeye, which can’t spawn in this watershed … Continue reading Lang Creek Fish Hatchery and Native Plant Garden

Mushroom forage – 2019

by Nancy Pezel 29 Sept 2019 Sixteen members met at Squirrel Crossing on this perfect fall day to learn about mushrooms.  After handing out an introduction to mushrooms and showing us a stack of reference books she suggested to help with identification, Izi Loveluck guided us up a loop trail to point out examples of a … Continue reading Mushroom forage – 2019