This Saturday, January 20th there will be a club walk led by Loys Maingon along Goose Spit. Meet at Goose Spit parking lot near the gate to HMCS Quadra at 9 am. The walk will be about 4 km in total along the cobblestone and sandy beach. It is level, but wear good footwear as the cobblestones can be slippery at low tide. Bring your binoculars and water, and as always dress for the weather. There is a port-a-potty on the Spit. To get further details on Goose Spit, check out the CVN website: comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/nature-viewing-guide/1-courtenay-rivercomox-bay-area/goose-spit/
This walk is open to members of Comox Valley Nature. To learn more about joining the club and benefits of membership, visit: ... See MoreSee Less
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to support the Denman-Hornby Bat Project by hosting a lecture of public interest on the lives of bat species in BC focussed on Vancouver Island. For a glimpse into the complicated and fascinating lives of bats, join professional biologist Jenny Balke for an illustrated talked entitled: “Go Batty!”. The lecture is at our first monthly meeting of the year on Sunday, January 21st and will start after introductions at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the Florence Filberg Centre at 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay. The meeting is open to the public, including children and youth. The lecture is free, though a $4 contribution from non-members is appreciated. New memberships are always welcomed. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday, January 13th there will be a club walk to Ships Point and Mud Bay.
Ships Point (aka Ships Peninsula) juts into the southern end of Bayes sound, and includes Ships Point Park and the Fanny Bay Conservation Area, both CVRD regions. Loys Maingon will be leading the walk with the actual route to be determined when the group arrives at the trail head as some of the shoreline may not be accessible. Meet at the Old Church parking lot on Harmston Avenue to car pool at 9 am. This walk often terminates in an optional lunch at Fanny Bay Inn. George Sawchuck’s whimsical found-art sculptures can also be see in his “Wacky Woods” installation, for those members who want to stay longer in the area.
More information about the area can be found at the link below.
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