Saturday 18th March: Public Walk Comox Ecological Reserve
Loys and Allison will be leading a tree and moss public walk at the Comox Lake Bluffs ecological Reserve. This reserve features one of the most northern enclaves of Mediterranean ecosystems, with Arbutus, Manzanita and one of only three areas on Vancouver Island where Rocky Mountain Juniper occurs in land and above sea-level. The area is also noted for its large number of spring flowers. Dress for the weather, and wear hiking boots with good traction, as some of the paths can be slippery. The 47 ha reserve has small inclines with a maximum elevation change of 140 meters. Meet at Old Church on Harmston Rd, Courtenay at 9:30 am to car pool. The links below are to the BC Government page for the Reserve, and our own web site.