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2022 CVN Tree of the Year announced!

By Karen Cummins. Updated 2022-07-15 to add link to Kerri Scott’s podcast. Tree #13, a Garry oak located at 3015 Glacier View Rd. in Courtenay, amassed the most votes in the 2022 Tree of the Year event. The nominator was … Continue reading

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Intertidal life at Willow Point Reef

Trip report provided by Kathleen W. with photos by Barbara N. On May 18, despite a dismal weather forecast, 13 Shoreline Group members joined our enthusiastic trip leader Sandra Milligan for a productive low tide outing at Willow Point Reef, … Continue reading

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More fabulous plants!

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on May 25. Here are a few examples of our amazing local flora, courtesy of John B., with some habitat notes [click a photo to enlarge it]: Small-flowered woodland star (Lithophragma … Continue reading

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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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