As in past years Comox Valley Nature will kick off its fall walk schedule with a guided public naturalist walk from Salmon Point to the Oyster River and back. Participants can get to enjoy one of the valley’s best-known scenic foreshore areas with interpretive information on the geography and ecology of the site, and join Comox Valley Naturalists for a light lunch at the Salmon Point Pub afterwards.
The walk will be led by well-known retired environmental educator and Past-President of Comox Valley Nature ,Dr. Loys Maingon (RPBio). The walk is open to people of all ages and walks of life who are interested in nature and
conservation. Interested participants are invited to meet at the trailhead, just before the Salmon Point Pub parking lot Saturday September 2 at 9:30 am. The trail is flat, and mostly along the ocean front, but participants shouldwear solid footwear.
CVN will also be hosting 3 other public walks this fall to Elk Falls (September 16); Battleship Lake Mushroom Walk (October 1), and the Dulcie Hamilton Memorial Mushroom Walk at Nymph Falls (November 5). Details to be released closer to the event, should be posted on the society’s website .
Comox Valley Nature is a non-profit society affiliated to BC Nature consisting only of unpaid volunteers. CVN fulfills its educational mandate by hosting monthly lectures, organizing free weekly guided hikes for members, and a free monthly walk open to the public. Comox Valley Nature also supports specialized groups ( Birding, Botany, Conservation Issues , Garry Oak Restoration, Wetland Restoration, Photography and Young Naturalists Club) which have separate monthly activities. Membership in BC Nature and Comox Valley Nature is $30 per adult and $40 for a family.
Founded in 1966, it is one of the oldest environmental societies on the North Island. Meetings and lectures of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay. Meetings and guided walks are open to the public, including children and youth. Lecture is free, though a $4 contribution from non-members is appreciated. New memberships are always welcomed.
Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can also contact us at the website http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/ or James Boulter (President).Comox Valley Nature