July 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am Witty's Lagoon Park
The VNHS Saturday Morning Birding Group will go to Witty’s Lagoon this Sat Jul 23. Meet at the main parking lot on Metchosin Rd (across from golf course) at 7:30 a.m. You never know what might be along the lagoon and the beach and there’s usually good birds in the woods.
For more details, contact Agnes Lynn at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634.
Hurricane Ridge High Elevation Wildflowers - CANCELLED
July 24, 2016 @ 5:45 am - 7:00 pm Hurricane Ridge, Washington 98362, USA
INSUFFICIENT ENTRIES TO HOLD THIS EVENT
SEE EVENT ON JUL 31 AS AN ALTERNATIVE
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 4)
We have arranged for a bus in Port Angeles to take us to Hurricane Ridge in Washington’s Olympic National Park to enjoy the sub-alpine flowers at their peak. We plan to walk up the Hurricane Hill Trail. We will take a very leisurely pace to enjoy all the flowers and the fabulous views. Although the weather is generally sunny and clear, due to the high elevation, it could be quite cool or rainy. Wear sturdy hiking boots and hiking poles might be handy. Bring a lunch and drinks.
Meet at the Black Ball Ferry terminal in the Inner Harbour at 5:45 a.m. for the 6:10 a.m. sailing of the MV Coho. Allow time to park and purchase your ferry ticket (cost about $48.00 CDN return). The ferry cost is not included in what you prepay. IMPORTANT!! YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSPORT OR ENHANCED DRIVER’S LICENCE FOR GOING THROUGH US CUSTOMS. We will return on the 5:20 p.m. sailing from Port Angeles (90 minute crossing). There is usually good birding from the ferry. Cost of the charter bus and entry to the park is $70.00 CDN.
Limited number of participants, so reserve your spot early. VNHS members get priority. Book between July 6 and July 17. First contact Agnes to reserve your spot. Then pay through PayPal on the VNHS website (http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca ) or you can pay by cheque. Send cheque to VNHS, Box 5220, Victoria BC, V8R 6N4. Spaces remaining on Pay Pal do NOT indicate that spaces still remain on the bus. Contact Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634 to reserve or for more information.
July 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada
Every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Walks are generally led by Victoria Natural History Society members. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is at 3873 Swan Lake Road, off Ralph Street. Note that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Shelbourne Plaza posts the bird reports from the Sunday walk.