Thursday May 16, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tour Location: Wild Horse Mountain, Summerland Meeting Place: Summerland Dairy Queen parking lot, 7519 Prairie Valley Rd., Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z4
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This tour is adopted by:  Jill Johns

Tour 03 – After the Fire

Tickets closed for this year, thank you!

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Description Of This Tour

Wildflower photographer and former biology teacher Harold Baumbrough along with local biologist Lisa Scott lead a hike into a grassland and dry coniferous forest that burned in 2018 as part of the Eneas Wildfire in Summerland. Learn about the role of fire and witness the incredible renewal and recovery of the plant community. Prepare to be captivated by breathtaking views of the valley as you look across the lake at Okanagan Mountain Park which burned in 2003. Watch for a variety of raptors, songbirds, woodpeckers and listen for meadowlarks as you learn about the importance of fire and the invasive plants that pose a threat to this beautiful landscape.

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 3

Price: $30.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • Good Walking Footwear
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Sun Hat/Protection
  • All-weather Clothing


Location: Wild Horse Mountain, Summerland

Meeting Place: Summerland Dairy Queen parking lot

Transportation: Carpool

Age Permitted