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Identifying insect pollinators: a visual guide

Many CVN members want their gardens to attract pollinators, and carefully select native plants for this purpose. But how much do we know about the pollinators themselves? As a joint project, the Environmental Youth Alliance and an organization named Border … Continue reading

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Kin Beach botany walk

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on May 14. Last Monday (May 9) we enjoyed a rare sunny day at Kin Beach Provincial Park. There were lots of plants in bloom. Special thanks to Helen R. for … Continue reading

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Spring beauties

The Botany Group recently had a quiz based on these photos of spring blooms by John B. Here we include the answers with the photos. Click a photo to enlarge it. A closeup of red elderberry flowers (Sambucus racemosa) Hooker’s … Continue reading

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Ripple Rock Trail: Botany highlights

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on April 26. Last weekend I took my kids for a hike on the Ripple Rock Trail (trailhead is about a 15 minute drive north of Campbell River). This is about … Continue reading

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