Monday, April 11, 2011

Nature Walk and Birdwatching on the Salmon Arm Waterfront Trail (to Christmas Island)

Our next nature club meeting is:

Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Salmon Arm Waterfront Trail – Christmas Island

Directions: If you're heading toward the wharf in Salmon Arm, turn right after the railway tracks onto Harborfront Drive NE, and follow this road to the trail head. We will meet where the map says “Thank you for your contribution in our donation box at the beginning of this trail.”

Get ready to do some birdwatching! We'll be on the hunt to try and find as many different types of birds as we can, so bring your cameras and binoculars if you've got 'em! Some of you may also want to bring a journal for sketching or taking notes.

Remember to dress for the weather, and bring trail-friendly snacks and water; I will bring a first aid kit.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on this trail.

It's been a fun Winter, now onward with Spring!

Well, we've had a really great time over the past few months, and want to say thanks to everyone for coming out with us, even when the weather was a bit cold and dreary...

In December, we got to see how beautiful Margaret Falls looks in the wintertime, all covered in snow and icicles.

In January, we had lots of fun crazy carpeting at Dry Lake... it was a perfect day, warm and sunny, and we enjoyed sitting around the campfire afterwards with some hot food and drinks.  
And we had a great time last weekend at Sunnybrae Park, even though it was an incredibly windy day at the beach! Although we spent most of our time on the playground (sheltering ourselves from the wind), it was still good to get outside in the fresh air and see our friends. We did see at least one early sign of Spring while we were there... a tiny ladybug without any spots.

And now it is that time of year again, when the sun is shining more, the days are getting longer, and the first buds and shoots of Spring are just beginning to appear. I look forward to the many wilderness walks and adventures that are sure to come over the Spring and Summer months!

Happy trails everyone :)