Nature Ramble to Morrell Nature Sanctuary – Feb. 2, 2019

On a sunny but slightly chilly morning, 15 Nature Nanaimo members gathered for a walk around the trails of Morrell Nature Sanctuary. Lance Nordstrom led us up the Tranquility trail towards Morrell Lake. A few minutes in a Barred Owl called its typical “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” Shortly thereafter we heard …

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Western Purple Martin Recovery Program – June 8, 2018

A small group of members gathered outside the Oyster Bay Cafe at the Ladysmith Community Marina where we received an excellent education about the biology and conservation of our largest swallow from Bruce Cousens and Charlene Lee. There are opportunities for volunteer participation in this program, including building and servicing nest boxes. For more information …

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Milner Garden Phenology Tour – April 28, 2018

A small but intrepid group of Nature Nanaimoites met at Milner Gardens in Qualicum on Sat. April 28. The rain didn’t stop us from enjoying a tour of the Gardens and a presentation on phenology research being conducted jointly by the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) and Milner through Vancouver Island University, and …

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