February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Swan Lake - The Nature House, Saanich, BC V8X 2B1, Canada
BOTANY NIGHT The curious case of rare plants on southern Vancouver Island
Almost half the rare plants of southern Vancouver Island are mysteriously absent from the neighbouring San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands or both. Even among those contiguous on these Islands most show a wide gap from the next nearest sites where they occur further to south. By examining their dispersal capacity, habitat and distribution Ryan Batten will look at the significance of that gap and some probable scenarios for their presence in our area.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Bee Day: Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators
February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2, Canada
Join us for a day of learning about bees and other pollinators.
This event includes a series of talks by leading pollinator and conservation scientists, designed as a kick off for the Youth Pollinator Leadership Team Program. The Youth Pollinator Leadership Team is a group of young adults that will be leading a pollinator monitoring and outreach program in the City of Victoria. While the day is part of the training process for the leadership team, we are pleased to open this up to the public so that more people can learn about our wonderful and diverse pollinators. Co-sponsored by Victoria Natural History Society.
Field Trip (Level 2) Common Lichens of Southern Vancouver Island
Hans Roemer and Ryan Batten will lead us on a walk concentrating on Lichens at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in such a walk, pre-register as the number of participants will be limited to minimize habitat damage and allow optimal exchange of information. Place will be determined closer to the date. 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 to register.