Juliet Pendray, an avid naturalist with a significant knowledge of coastal B.C. lifeforms and their ecologies, will lead us on a walk concentrating on Lichens. You must pre-register as the number of participants will be limited to minimize habitat damage and allow optimal exchange of information. You are encouraged to bring a hand lens if you have one and dress for the weather.
Contact Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 after Feb 1 for further information such as time and place and to register.
February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fraser Building, Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
The intertidal zone is an exciting place, with many hardy creatures braving the crashing waves and hot sun to make homes in the rocky intertidal splash zone. Many shellfish make their home in the intertidal zone, from the spiky sea urchins and the fancy snails to the hardy clams and bright purple mussels. The food chains in the splash zone are complex and often involve birds and sea otters feasting on the creatures who make their homes there. Meaghan Efford is a graduate student working on shellfish archaeology in Barkley Sound, in particular looking at the dietary role of gooseneck barnacles to the First Nations people.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic. Everyone welcome! Come early to socialize! Note: UVic parking is $3.
February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 159, Fraser Building, University of Victoria
Alison Moran will talk about the hummingbirds we see in B.C., sharing some of what RPBO’s Hummingbird Project has learned about their migration, habitat use and breeding. She will also describe recent research into Rufous Hummingbird diet and some of the team’s investigations into hummingbirds in areas contaminated with agricultural pesticides.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic. Everyone welcome! Come early to socialize! Presentation will follow announcements and a brief break. Note: UVic parking is $3.