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Mushrooming at Midgeley

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is calling on citizen scientists of all ages to help conduct a mycological (mushroom) inventory of the Midgeley Conservation Area (on the west side of the Creston Valley). This event will be lead by mushroom experts, who will show us best practices for mushroom collection and identification, and will help […]

Darkwoods High Elevation Mushroom Foray

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is conducting a mycological inventory of the Darkwoods Conservation Area, and we are looking for your help searching for mushrooms. Mushroom experts will be on hand to talk about mushroom collection and identification, and to help identify any mushrooms you find. Bring rain gear, a collection basket, and your curiosity.

Darkwoods Fungus Foray

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is calling on citizen scientists of all ages to help conduct a mycological (mushroom) inventory on the Darkwoods Conservation Area in South Selkirk Mountains. This event will be lead by mushroom experts, who will show us best practices for mushroom collection and identification, and will help identify any mushrooms you […]

Knapweed No More!

Helping hands are needed to remove invasive spotted knapweed from Cherry Meadows Conservation Area. This aggressive non-native plant out-competes local vegetation and degrades our natural areas. The ponderosa pine woodland areas Cherry Meadows habitat support for badger, owl short-eared and Williamson’s sapsucker. In addition to learning some invitational competitors, participants will be treated to a […]

Gall about the seeds

Come collect seeds from the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve to help supply the native plant nursery. We will be harvesting by hand and hope to collect seeds from wildflowers including spring gold, white fawn lily and important grass species such as California oatgrass and Roemer’s fescue. You will also have a special opportunity to learn […]

Seedy Sunday at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Spend your Sunday at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve helping collect seeds to supply the on-site native plant nursery. These seeds will be carefully propagated and planted back into the preserve to help increase populations of native wildflowers, herbs and grasses. Come join our conservation community! You’ll have the chance to meet new people, while learning about the endangered Garry […]

Purple Loosestrife Pull

Team up with Nature Conservancy of Canada and Greenways Land Trust stewardship staff as we battle the pesky purple loosestrife, an invasive plant species on the Campbell River Estuary. This is an opportunity, to not only witness how much change can be made with conservation efforts, but to also be a part of it! Following the invasive […]

Seedy Sunday at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Spend your Sunday at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve helping collect seeds to supply the on-site native plant nursery. These seeds will be carefully propagated and planted back into the preserve to help increase populations of native wildflowers, herbs and grasses. Come join our conservation community! You’ll have the chance to meet new people, while learning about the endangered Garry […]

Weedy Wednesday – Planting the Preserve

Calling all green-thumbs and greenhorns! Join us at this week’s Weedy Wednesday as we gear up for the upcoming annual In Bloom Wildflower Festival on Saturday, April 27. With spring upon us, we will be transplanting native plant seedlings that are ready to establish roots into the meadows of the preserve. Every Wednesday a variety of hands-on stewardship activities take place at the Cowichan […]

Birding at Blackie Spit

Celebrate Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza and International Migratory Bird Day with an afternoon of birding in Boundary Bay. Spot spring migrants and learn about local residents while we conduct a bird survey around Blackie Spit, which overlooks the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s very first conservation project in BC (in 1974!): Mud Bay. Everyone is welcome, whether you are […]