Recording for talk on understanding watersheds
Comox Valley Nature
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2w ago
Comox Valley Nature recently hosted the following presentation at our May general meeting: Title: Understanding our Watersheds “One Puzzle Piece at a Time” Speaker: Dave Weaver (Beaufort Watershed Stewards) Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024 If you missed this event or would like to see it again, a recording is available here (MP4, 100 MB if downloaded). For more information about this talk, see the announcement in our earlier post. The post Recording for talk on understanding watersheds appeared first on Comox Valley Nature ..read more
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Botany at Little River, May 2024
Comox Valley Nature
by web_admin
3w ago
Beach plain in foreground, estuarine plain on opposite bank, wooded area with pond (not visible) in background. (Photo: V. McIntyre) The Botany/Mycology Group’s May field trip took place on May 14 at Little River Nature Park and was well-attended. This CVRD nature park has three special ecosystems which the group explored: the rare and sensitive beach plain the sensitive salt marsh estuarine plain the wetland and pond area. Many of the spring flowers on the beach plain were showing up on this trip. The group’s co-leader Véronique has created another very useful photographic identification gu ..read more
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Tour native plant gardens and learn about carbon sequestration
Comox Valley Nature
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3w ago
Comox Valley Nature is sponsoring a special all-day event at Steller Raven Ecological Farm that will highlight native plant gardening techniques and research into the potential of such gardens for carbon sequestration. The public is invited to attend this free event: Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT Location: Steller Raven Ecological Farm, 3177 Kentwood Road, Courtenay Host: Dr. Royann Petrell Features Tour existing native plant gardens and new experimental gardens Speak with experienced gardeners Learn how to convert lawns into native gardens Learn about the ca ..read more
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Coastal waterbirds workshop on June 9
Comox Valley Nature
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3w ago
Surf Scoters (Photo: Sean Jenniskens) Comox Valley Nature is hosting a workshop by Birds Canada to promote interest in its Coastal Waterbird Survey and Beached Bird Survey citizen-science programs. CVN members and the general public are invited to this two-part workshop to be held on June 9 during World Oceans Weekend. You can attend either one or both parts of the workshop. Refresh your birding skills with a presentation + trivia about the local coastal waterbird species, and learn more about the coastal programs at Birds Canada, and how you can help monitor the health of our coasts! Part 1 ..read more
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Learn how to understand watersheds
Comox Valley Nature
by web_admin
1M ago
Comox Valley Nature members and the general public are invited to CVN’s May general meeting for the following keynote presentation: Title: Understanding our Watersheds “One Puzzle Piece at a Time” Speaker: Dave Weaver (Beaufort Watershed Stewards) Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024 Time: 7:00 p.m. PT Location: Main hall of Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox This 45-minute information session will present what the Beaufort Watershed Stewards are all about—their intent, how they are structured, what activities they do and where, the processes they use and/or follow, and where they intend to go ..read more
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Botany at MacDonald Wood and Mack Laing Parks, April 2024
Comox Valley Nature
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1M ago
Red-flowering currant in Mack Laing Park (Photo: V. McIntyre) The Botany/Mycology Group was privileged to have Marta Donovan lead the group in a very informative walk through MacDonald Wood Park and Mack Laing Nature Park in Comox on April 9. Marta is a professional botanist who recently retired after working for 26 years for the BC Conservation Data Centre, a program for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. She compiled the provincial list of plants in BC, assessing their conservation status and mapped the locations of species at risk in the province. The two parks, while clo ..read more
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Slides for native plant gardening talk
Comox Valley Nature
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1M ago
At Comox Valley Nature’s general meeting on April 28, the keynote presentation by Royann Petrell on “Native Plant Gardening and Carbon Sequestration” was well-attended and stimulated an interesting discussion. Some audience members expressed an interest in seeing the slides again, and Royann has kindly allowed them to be distributed. You can download the presentation here (PDF, 16.5 MB). For more information about Royann’s work at her Steller Raven Ecological Farm and an event at the farm in June promoting native plant gardening, see this earlier post. The post Slides for native plant gardeni ..read more
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Tour the Trees of the Year 2024
Comox Valley Nature
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1M ago
Nominations for Trees of the Year 2024 ended March 31, and we’ve been busy planning tour routes to help you visit these 27 impressive trees efficiently. Maps of these routes are now available. You can access them using the links in the table below. For full descriptions of the individual trees, including location, a photo, size, and the tree’s story, see this page: Trees of the Year 2024. Please respect private property boundaries and owner privacy by viewing the trees from public land unless otherwise invited in. The maps We have three ways for you to access the route maps using the links in ..read more
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Learn about native plant gardening and carbon sequestration
Comox Valley Nature
by web_admin
1M ago
Comox Valley Nature invites the public to our in-person April general meeting as follows: A native plant garden. (Photo: Royann Petrell) Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024 Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT Location: Main hall of Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox Keynote Presentation: Native plant gardening and carbon sequestration Speaker: Royann Petrell In addition to the keynote presentation, CVN activity leaders will give brief updates so you can learn about our ongoing activities such as birding, botany, and conservation and restoration. If you are new to Comox Valley Nature, find out more ab ..read more
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Trees of the Year 2024 results
Comox Valley Nature
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2M ago
The nomination period for CVN’s Trees of the Year 2024 event ended on March 31. Once again we’ve seen how passionate and observant you, our community members, are for the trees around us in both our urban and rural environments. This year, you nominated 27 trees to celebrate, including specimens of 11 different species. Here’s how the nominations broke down among those species, most frequent first: Douglas-fir (8) Bigleaf maple (5) Garry oak (3) Western redcedar (3) Sitka spruce (2) and one each for (in no particular order) western white pine, flowering cherry, grand fir, arbutus, English wa ..read more
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