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On Saturday May 20th there will be a club walk to Hollyhock Flats, Comox Road at 9:30 am. Park on the south side of Comox Road near the Field sawmill site.

Hollyhock Flats is as close to natural as you are likely to find in the K’omoks estuary. Known as Kus Kus Sum by the K’omoks First Nation, this is south of Comox Road, between the sawmill site and the Rotary viewing platform. This site has been of interest to conservationists since the 1970, and CVNS has been involved in invasive removal since the mid-1990s. The tidal channels and wetlands are home to a wide range of salt tolerant plants, including large Sitka spruces, Lyngby’s sedge, and its namesake Marsh hollyhock (Sidalcea hendersonii), and hosts many different species of birds and wildlife. It is also susceptible to Purple loosestrife invasion.
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Here's a video of the Vaux's swifts that continue to roost in the Courtenay & District Museum chimney. ... See MoreSee Less

On May 11 2017, the Courtenay & District Museum invited us up to their roof to film Vaux's Swifts, which had chosen their chimney to roost in on their migration northward. So exciting! Check it out!

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