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Guided Birdwalks
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.

Native Plant Gardening Workshops: Spring 2014
A joint presentation by the Nature Sanctuary and CRD Environmental Sustainability.

Choose from one of the following dates:

February 2, Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

February 15, Saturday, 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

March 3, Monday, 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

March 15, Saturday, 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

April 9, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

April 13, Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

This free 3-hour workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants will:

  • identify native plants
  • review the benefits of native plants
  • teach how and where to grow native plants
  • offer tips for reducing or eliminating lawns
  • provide information on how to create special natural habitats, meadows, thickets and woodlands
  • include an informative tour of the native plant garden

Instructor: Pat Johnston, Native Plant Gardening Consultant.

Please pre-register as classes fill up quickly.

Bird Basics - and introduction to songbirds


Classes 7 to 9 p.m. - Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25

Field Trips 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Saturday, June 7 & Sundays, June 15, 22


In this series of four lectures and three field trips, you will learn the basics of birding, how to avoid common frustrations and identify the wide variety of songbirds that inhabit the South coast. Learn to identify birds by visual cues such as typical postures, profiles, field marks and behaviour and of course, by song. The course is taught by local ornithologist and naturalist, James Clowater (


To register call 250.479.0211

$85 for Friends of the Nature Sanctuary

$105 non-members


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