Dec 2, Saturday: Kye Bay Duck Viewing
Loys will lead a walk along the beach at Kye Bay, below the Comox Airport. The high bluffs and cobble beach make for an interesting walk any time of the year, but we expect to see many ducks floating just off shore at this. Wear sturdy boots with good traction for the slippery rocks, and dress for the weather and wind. Bring water as there are not facilities on the beach
Meet at the Kye Bay parking lot (Elks Park) at the corner of Kye Bay and Windslow Roads.
A link to our CVN website is here: http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/nature-viewing-guide/2-comox-peninsula-area/kye-bay/
Nov 26, Sunday: Seal Bay Park, Bates road entrance
Loys will be leading the Seal Bay Park walk. We will be meeting at the main parking lot on Bates Road. The featured items on the walk will be trees and lichens. CVN was instrumental in getting this area some level of protection, although it took something like 30 years to achieve. Unfortunately, the park is still not securely removed from the possibility of further development, although that is unlikely to happen anytime soon. The Park is currently undergoing a review of its Master Plan by CVRD.
For an idea of what to expect at the park check out our own CVNS website at this link: http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/nature-viewing-guide/3-strait-of-georgiaoyster-bay-area/seal-bay/
For details on the CVRD plan for the, visit this web site: http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/EN/main/community/parks-trails/current-projects/seal-bay-nature-park-park-master-plan-update.html
Nov 18, Saturday, Bear Creek Park at Black Creek
Bear Creek is one of our most popular walks, and there may still be a few spawning salmon in the creeks at this time. Meet at Courtenay Country Market to car pool or at the Bear Creek Park parking lot off Macaulay Road (off Hamm & the Old Island Highway) by the Yellow gate. There is a steep hill down from the parking lot, but otherwise the walk is mostly flat alongside Bear Creek and the Oyster River. A toilet is available near the Hatchery building.
Nov 12, Sunday: Goose Spit Bird Viewing, DND Gate, This walk will not have a leader.
Fall often brings a large variety of water and shore birds to our coastline, and a walk along the shores of Goose Spit is a great place to see them. Be sure to bring your binoculars, dress for the weather, and bring water. Park at the end of the road, near the DND gates. This walk usually goes around HMCS Quadra and the First Nations Territory at the end of the Spit. There is a toilet near the DND Gate.
Here is a link to our Website: http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/nature-viewing-guide/1-courtenay-rivercomox-bay-area/goose-spit/9 am
And a link to the CVRD web site: http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/EN/main/community/parks-trails/comox-valley-parks/goose-spit-park.html