Saturday, April 20, 2024
April 20, 2024

Butterflies, Bees & Other Pollinators

Lions Hall 103 Bonnet Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Local entomologist and gardening expert Linda Gilkeson gives photo presentation at Lions Hall. 7 p.m.

Salt Spring Conservancy AGM

Salt Spring Island Conservancy 265 Blackburn Rd., Salt Spring Island, Canada

Annual general meeting at the Salt Spring Conservancy centre on Blackburn Road. 1:30 p.m.

Art & Nature Fest

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

The Salt Spring Island Conservancy hosts its second annual Art & Nature Fest at the beautiful Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve — an afternoon of performance, play, and picnics — from 3 to 7 p.m. Festival goers can listen and dance to musical performances by Wesley Hardisty and Andy Meyers, the Ruwadzano Marimba band, Women of […]

Family Adventures in Nature

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

At Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve and part of Art & Nature Fest. 3 to 6 p.m.

Art & Nature Fest

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

An afternoon of performances, play, learning and a picnic at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 3 to 7 p.m. Rescheduled from June 30th rain-out.  

Train to be a Butterfly Citizen Scientist

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

A SSI Conservancy project with Linda Gilkeson. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Garry Oak Talk & Walk

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

A SSI Conservancy event at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a walk at the Andreas Vogt Nature Reserve from 3 to 4 p.m

Family Adventures in Nature

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

This Sunday's program is Get the Buzz on Invertebrates. Make bug snacks, observe pond life, and learn about 95 per cent of animals. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Drop-in program for ages 6-12 and adult caregivers. 1 to 4 p.m. 

Family Adventures in Nature

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

This Sunday's program is The Bees Knees - How are the Pollinators? Make mason bee homes and have a bee scavenger hunt. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Drop-in program for ages 6-12 and adult caregivers. 1 to 4 p.m. 

Family Adventures in Nature

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

This Sunday's program is Where are the Animals? Animal Signs and Tracks. Fortune teller game and animal stories, orienteering at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Drop-in program for ages 6-12 and adult caregivers. 1 to 4 p.m. 

Family Adventures in Nature

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

This Sunday's program is The Cedar Tree - The Tree of Life. Clay activity and journalling. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Drop-in program for ages 6-12 and adult caregivers. 1 to 4 p.m. 

The Beaver – Coolest Thing in Fur Pants

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Family Adventures in Nature Program at the Salt Spring Conservancy's Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Plaster casting, journaling, and strolling on the nature reserve looking for signs of beavers. 1 to 4 p.m.   

The Great Transformation!

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

A Family Adventures in Nature program offered by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Make an animal life cycle display, go on a scavenger hunt, make some surprising snacks.  1 to 4 p.m.

Birds of Prey

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

A Family Adventures in Nature program put on by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Dissect an owl pellet, make a raptor journal and take an observation walk. 1 to 4 p.m.

Environmental Stewardship on Private and Protected Land: a Webinar with Chris Drake

Via Zoom

Chris Drake, ecologist and owner and operator of Coast Alive Stewardship Services, presents his webinar, Environmental Stewardship on Private and Protected Land: small-scale ecosystem restoration through the combination of invasive plant control, wildlife habitat enhancement, and wildfire risk reduction. Chris will discuss practical techniques to achieve small-scale ecosystem restoration. Via Zoom at 6 p.m. A SSI Conservancy event. 

Halloween Spooktacular

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Join us for fun activities and a treasure hunt to bust myths about your favourite "spooky" creatures. Bats and spiders and snakes - oh my! Wear a costume if you'd like. Free drop-in.

Garry Oak Meadow Presentation and Planting Workshop

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Join us for a talk about Garry Oak Ecosystems with Biologist Susan Hannon, followed by a planting in the Garry Oak Demonstration Ecosystem with Ecologist Chris Drake. Registration is required by emailing Debra at debra@saltspringconservancy.ca.

Holiday Nature Art

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Make some nature-inspired holiday crafts to take home, enjoy a warm drink and go for a walk with your family. Free drop-in.

Propagation Techniques Workshop 

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve 265 Blackburn Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Two sessions: Session 1 from 10am-12pm and Session 2 from 1pm-3pm at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Ecologist Chris Drake will explain the 3-year cycle of plant propagation used in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery and learn about collecting and planting seeds, learning when and how to repot plants, how to transplant suitable trees, other propagation […]