Macdonald Wood AGM Features Speaker Art Martell

Noted local birder Art Martell is guest speaker at the Macdonald Wood Park Society (MWPS) annual general meeting on April 18th.

Art’s new talk is entitled “Some of our Common Forest Birds and their Conservation”. As the Volunteer Caretaker for the K’ómoks Important Bird Area, and active with BC Field Ornithologists and Bird Studies Canada, Art brings an admirable breadth of knowledge to his topic. It promises to be an informative and engaging presentation.

The free talk is on Tuesday, April 18, starting at 7:00 PM in Room ‘A’ at the Comox Recreation Centre on Noel Avenue. All are welcome, members and non-members. Refreshments will be available. The business meeting will follow.

Macdonald Wood Park was dedicated in April 1996, the result of a broad community effort to protect a valuable heritage space. Spring offers a great time for a stroll along the paths and the Rotary boardwalk. In addition to birds, the park is now filled with forest-floor flowers and, near the foreshore, skunk cabbage lanterns. Mac Wood’s main entrance is on Balmoral Avenue at Croteau Road in the Town of Comox.

MWPS is the park’s volunteer steward group, with recent attention to the removal of invasive species and the planting of new trees and shrubs that respect the forest’s natural succession.

New members are always welcome. For more information, email MWPS@shaw.ca or come to the 2017 AGM on April 18th.

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