In Bloom Wildflower Festival

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:44 -- Andrea
Garden Tours
Time: 
10 - 2
Address: 

Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve Duncan BC 1241 Maple Bay Road

Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve Duncan BC 1241 Maple Bay Road (Park on Maple Bay Road and walk down to the end of Aitken Road)

http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/british-columbia/events...

 

In Bloom Wildflower FestivalJoin us for our annual celebration of spring at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve
Duncan, BC
Admission by donation

A celebration of spring!

In Bloom Wildflower Festival (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

In Bloom Wildflower Festival (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Calling nature lovers, native plant gardeners and curious ecologists of all ages!

Come and experience the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve at the height of its beauty at this family-friendly nature festival.

This year's event features activities and discoveries for everyone:

  • Enjoy a nature walk through the preserve's wildflower meadows at the height of the spring bloom.
  • Witness the amazing restoration and research projects that have taken place on the preserve over the past 15 years.
  • Listen to traditional stories from a Cowichan elder.
  • Discover the Bring Back the Bluebird Project, which is reintroducing western bluebirds to Vancouver Island.
  • Learn about the Elkington family who settled this land in the 1800s and then tended the Garry oak meadows for over 100 years. 

Location

Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve [map]
1241 Maple Bay Road, Duncan 
(Park on Maple Bay Road and walk down to the end of Aitken Road.)

In Bloom photo gallery

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  • Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
  • Shooting star and buttercup (Photo by NCC)
    Shooting star and buttercup (Photo by NCC)
  • A group tours the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
    A group tours the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
  • In Bloom plant sale (Photo by NCC)
    In Bloom plant sale (Photo by NCC)
  • Wildflower meadow at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
    Wildflower meadow at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
  • Irvin Banman leads a tour of the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
    Irvin Banman leads a tour of the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)
  • Bee on camas (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
    Bee on camas (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
  • Old barn at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
    Old barn at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
  • Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
  • Spotting scopes (Photo by NCC)
    Spotting scopes (Photo by NCC)
  • Bluebird nest box (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
    Bluebird nest box (Photo by Carolyn Masson)
  • Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Western bluebird (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
  • Shooting star and buttercup (Photo by NCC)
    Shooting star and buttercup (Photo by NCC)

 

 

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