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Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve

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265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada

April 2018

For the Love of Birds

April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Join Bob Weeden, retired Alaskan biologist, professor, and conservationist, for readings from the huge literature on birds, and a bird walk afterward at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation for the talk and walk: $5-$10.

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June 2018

Art & Nature Fest

June 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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 Note, and during the community picnic, Lewis Davies. Lorraine Lowry will open and close the fest with her masterful bagpipe playing. Festival goers can take…

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August 2018

Family Adventures in Nature

August 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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At Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve and part of Art & Nature Fest. 3 to 6 p.m.

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Art & Nature Fest

August 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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.  

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Family Adventures in Nature

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 18, 2018

Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Free program at Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve put on by the Salt Spring Island Conservancy. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Family Adventures in Nature

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Salt Spring Island Conservancy hosts free event for kids ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult. This week's theme is the Great Blue Heron and Western Red-legged Frog. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Beavers: The Ghost Architects of the Salish Sea Landscape

August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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A SSI Conservancy presentation at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Suggested $5 to $10 donation.

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March 2019

Train to be a Butterfly Citizen Scientist

March 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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A SSI Conservancy project with Linda Gilkeson. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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The Garry Oak Talk & Walk

March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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

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April 2019

Sundays on the Nature Reserve

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Salt Spring Conservancy offers drop-in activities for kids on Sundays through May. Today's session is The Songsters - Songbirds and Us featuring beak hands-on activity, Madlib scavenger hunt and nest game. For kids ages 6 to 12 with their parents. Blackburn lake Nature Reserve. 1 to 4 p.m.

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May 2019

Family Adventures in Nature

May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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. 

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Family Adventures in Nature

May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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. 

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Family Adventures in Nature

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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. 

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Family Adventures in Nature

May 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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. 

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June 2019

SSI Conservancy Annual General Meeting

June 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Annual general meeting at the main building at 265 Blackburn Rd. Come for updates and refreshments. 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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Book Launch: Love of the Salish Sea Islands

June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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Celebration for new Mother Tongue Publishing book containing new essays, memoirs and poems by 40 island writers. Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. 4 to 6:30 p.m.

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August 2019

The Beaver – Coolest Thing in Fur Pants

August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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.   

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The Great Transformation!

August 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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.

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Birds of Prey

August 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve, 265 Blackburn Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2B8 Canada
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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.

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