your local nature club in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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  • Purple Martin nest boxes at Buttertubs Marsh

    Staffan Lindgren (based on information from Bruce Cousens and Bill Merilees) | February 9, 2021 For a PDF version of this document, click here. At our January Board meeting of Nature Nanaimo, the issue of Purple Martin nest box management …Read More »
  • Nature Nanaimo Life Member: William James (Bill) Merilees

    William James (Bill) Merilees, a prominent British Columbian naturalist, educator, activist, conservationist and author. Bill received his Bachelor’s Degree from UBC in 1964 majoring in Zoology and Botany He then spent some time traveling with friends and working in many …Read More »
  • Nature Nanaimo 2019-2020 President’s Report

    The past year has been an eventful one for Nature Nanaimo and, by any measure, an unusual one. We began last fall with many wonderful routine monthly meetings and outings covering such topics as Birds of Vancouver Island, Killer whales and the …Read More »
  • Non-native organisms in Nanaimo

    Staffan Lindgren | October 16, 2020 Note: This is a revised, updated and expanded blog, first published on my personal website A few years ago I attended a talk by Dr. Sarah Dudas at Vancouver Island University (VIU). She was discussing the …Read More »
  • I spy with my little eye – eyes of the world

    Staffan Lindgren | August 22, 2020 . Vision is something that most of us value immensely. Humans are largely visual beings. Our eye sight is a primary sense organ by which we experience the world. Our other senses (smell, taste, …Read More »
  • Hiding in plain sight – dwarf mistletoes

    Staffan Lindgren | August 4, 2020 Parasitism is without a doubt the most successful of all life strategies. Parasites account for at least half of the earth’s biodiversity, and may have been the evolutionary springboard for higher life (Araujo et …Read More »
  • Ours to Save: Endemic Species in Canada

    June 8, 2020 Did you know that there are species on Vancouver Island that do not occur anywhere else in the world?! Fascinating report below on Canada’s endemic species. Canada has thousands of wildlife species of conservation concern. Some are …Read More »
  • Local BIRD SONG tutorials on YouTube

    Some fabulous YouTube tutorials to help learn local bird songs from Trudy!They are wonderfully informative and fun 🙂 Alison Watt and I did these Zoom meetings on spring song. These videos are in 4 parts. Obviously we aren’t movie stars …Read More »
  • Recommended Reads – Rainy Days/Covid-19 Physical Distancing Activity, Part II

    (This blog was first published on my site Cinnabar Reflections) Here is my second installment of books that I have enjoyed reading.  Nature’s Argonaut: Daniel Solander 1733-1782 by Edward Duyker. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press. 1998. 400 pages. Daniel Solander was the de facto naturalist …Read More »
  • Recommended Reads – For Rainy Days/Covid-19 Physical Distancing Activity, Part I

    Staffan Lindgren (This blog was first published on my site Cinnabar Reflections) As someone with “underlying health issues” and a compromised immune system, I feel that the Covid-19 pandemic has really thrown a spanner in the works of my spring …Read More »