FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 3)
THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR RESPONSE
This is an area well known to hikers and fisherman. This is a popular hiking trail but we will slow down to enjoy the birds and flowers along this scenic waterway. We will be investigating the area between Skutz Falls and Marie Canyon. A challenge to find along the route is the rare California tea plant (Rupertia physodes). There is also a small segment of Garry oak meadow where we hope to see some of the late spring wildflowers but another highlight of this section of trail is the abundance of plants found in the “Oddballs” section of the field guide by Pojar & McKinnon. This includes ground cones (Boschniakia hookeri) and candy sticks (Allotropa virgata). The route is reasonably level, but there are many trees roots crisscrossing the first half of the route that some people may find challenging. Wear sturdy footwear and you might wish to bring a walking stick. Bring a lunch and drinks for the all-day outing. Contact Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 for more information.
June 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 1510 Whiffin Spit Road, Sooke, BC V9Z, Canada
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)
Normally we are studying the intertidal creatures when we have a seashore adventure. This time we are privileged to have retired marine biologist Tom Widdowson take us on a seaweed trip. Most of us know a few common seaweeds but the diversity on our local beaches is phenomenal. We’ll ask Tom to give us his thoughts about why the seaweeds are no longer as bountiful as when he was doing his studies of these local areas years back. We will probably meet to carpool from town in the morning and go to the Sooke area but firm plans are not in place as yet. Tides will determine where and when we need to be there. Contact Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634 to sign up to be notified of further details for this trip or if you need other information.
July 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mount Tolmie Park, 3486-, 3492 Mayfair Dr, Victoria, BC V8P 4P9, Canada
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)
Join Gordon Hart on our monthly Butterfly outing. Each outing is intended to help us learn more about our local butterflies. The outing is weather dependent. It needs to be warm and sunny to make it worthwhile. We will meet near the top of Mount Tolmie (off Cedar Hill Cross Rd) and decide where to go from there.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the main parking lot just north of the summit. Contact Gordon at (250) 721-1264 or email Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca for more information.