Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Bird Count

This year’s Christmas Bird Count will be on Tuesday, December 28. Please let Pam Dicer know if you:

  1. want to cover the same area as last year or stay home and watch your feeder?
  2. would be interest in a post-count gathering at my house at 4:00 p.m.? (321 Salal Road)

You can set out at first light and count until dusk, or spend whatever amount of time you have to give, e.g. if you can count only in the morning in your area, let me know and perhaps I can find someone to count in the afternoon.

Please note that this year the Bowen Nature Club will be paying the $5 contribution to the cost of compiling the International Report. (Members of Bird Studies Canada and those of you want to be Feeder Watchers are free in any case.)

Please confirm your interest as soon as possible by email to BCC or 9558.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Upcoming AGM and Photographic Presentation about Kenya

The Bowen Nature Club will hold its AGM on Sunday, November 28, 5-9PM.
Location: the van Lidth de Jeude residence -- 602 Collins Road

Potluck supper, followed by a short AGM, and then a photographic presentation about Kenya.

Join Everhard van Lidth de Jeude and Brian Hartwick on a journey to Kenya, with photos of its land, its birds, its beasts and its people... a tourist's view. This will be a potluck dinner event, so bring the dish you love to make!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Round Mt. Gardner Hike

Notice the new banner, at the top of the page -- there we are having lunch!
If you've got more photos, or stories to share about the hike, please send them to me by email.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Photos from the Pasley Island Boat Tour

Waterfalls off the bluffs:


Surf Scoters:


Nature Club Members:


Mergansers in Flight:


Looming Fate:


Harbour Seals:


Gum Weed:


Gull on the Rocks:


Great Blue Heron:


Folk Art:


Possibly an Eagle's Nest:


Coastal Bluff Habitat:




Black-Tailed Deer:


Bald Eagle:

Thanks to Will Husby, who took all of these wonderful, spectacular photos!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pasley Island Boat Tour with Cormorant Marine

Today the Nature Club went on a boat-tour around Bowen Island, and among the Pasley Islands. The weather cooperated, with a calm, foggy day and smooth water. Not only did we have a chance to see some local wildlife and shoreline habitat, but we had plenty of time for talking, sharing stories, and generally broadening our understanding and connection to our home. I was happy to see so many children, there. It's my belief that knowing and loving our home is the root of compassion and a deep sense of self, not to mention inspired learning.

Following are some of my own photos; please email me more if you have some, and I'll add them to this post.

Click on the photos to see the full-sized version.
If you'd like to download a photo, just right-click (PC) the large version of the photo, choose to save it, and remember where you put it! :-)

Thank you, everyone, for your company, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm. My family enjoyed ourselves very much, and I hope you all did, too.