Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tour Location: 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:  Bryn White

Tour 35 – Garnet Valley – Ecosystems Management, Birding and Botanizing

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Description Of This Tour

Rob Stewart, a seasoned birder and naturalist who’s been birding and botanizing since childhood, leads this outdoor ramble in the Garnet Valley conservation area. This area is a unique and special natural space that has sustained the Syilx people for millennia, and in recent centuries settlers and their descendants. The theme of ecosystem management, birding and botanizing will be woven through the morning’s walk while visiting some recent ecological restoration projects including the dry ponderosa pine forest management project where restoration has opened the forest to improve ecosystem values and Ritchie Lake where the dramatic results of wetland restoration completed in 2014 are astounding.

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: 2

Price: $30.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

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Location: Summerland

Meeting Place: Summerland Dairy Queen Parking Lot

Transportation: Carpool

Age Permitted