Every Wednesday and Sunday, 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. Binoculars are available for loan at the Nature House office on Wednesdays. Donations are appreciated. Download a copy of the sanctuary bird checklist here.
A joint presentation by the Nature Sanctuary and CRD Environmental Sustainability.
In these 3 hour workshops, Pat Johnston teaches how to incorporate native plants into your garden, which plants suit which environments and the many values of using native plants in your yard.
Choose from one of the following dates:
|September 27||Saturday||9:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|October 5||Sunday||1 - 4 pm|
|October 8||Wednesday||9:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|October 19||Sunday||1 - 4 pm|
|October 22||Wednesday||9:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|November 1||Saturday||9:30 am - 12:30 pm|
All workshops are free, but you must pre-register. Please call (250) 479-0211
Wednesday, October 15th - 7pm to 9pm
Introduction to Mushrooms - The essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and ID. Students should bring mushrooms to class for identification and discussion.
Instructor: Shannon Berch
Wednesday, October 22nd - 7pm to 9pm
Mushroom Field Taxonomy 1 - An exploration of morphological features used in mushroom identification. Students should bring mushrooms to class for identification and discussion.
Instructor: Juliette Pendray
Wednesday, October 29th - 7pm to 9pm
Identifying Mushrooms with Keys - Hands-on experience using keys to identify mushrooms. A free copy of MatchMaker mushroom ID CD will be given to all workshop participants. Instructor: Ian Gibson
Saturday, November 1st, 2pm to 4pm
Mushroom Field Taxonomy 2 - Techniques for field identification of wild mushrooms as well as collection of mushrooms for the Wild Mushroom Show. Location to be announced.
Instructor: Kem Luther
Sunday, November 2nd, 10am to 4pm
Wild Mushroom Show - Drop-in event open to the public. Bring in your own mushrooms for identification or view the vast array of fungi on display. Admission by donation.
Wednesday, November 5th, 7pm to 9pm
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms - Delicious ideas for bringin wild fungi into your kitchen. Instructor: Bill Jones
Wednesday, November 12th, 7pm to 9pm
Mushroom Cultivation - Learn techniques for growing your own mushrooms. Instructor: Scott Henderson
$20 per class for Swan Lake and SVIMS Members
$25 per class for Non-Members
*10% disount if you register for all 6 classes.
Please call 250.479.0211 to register.