Join FoCW and the Sierra Club for the 4th annual Science in the Valley Bio-Blitz (flora and fauna count) in the Central Walbran Valley (Kaxi:ks) on unceded Pacheedaht traditional territory on the weekend of May 12-13th.
Spring is the time when the temperate rainforests really blooms into activity. This years event has expanded to included two days so that we have an earlier start on the Sunday morning when many birds and animals are most active. One of the bird species we are hoping to see and hear are the Marbled Murrelets as they navigate to the ocean from their nests high up in the forest canopy.
Attending experts in; Bird song identification, Goshawks, plant biology, forestry, soil ecology, Owls, Entomology.
9.30am; Meet for car pooling and convoy if required at Port Renfrew Community Center
11am -1pm; Arrive in Central Walbran
Light lunch, soup and bread supplied by Victorias Wild Fire Bakery.
1pm; Welcome from elder Bill Jones of the Pacheedaht FN, introductions from groups and experts.
2pm; Guided hikes.
Easy/medium difficulty hike ‘Tolkein Giant’ trail, 1 hour.
Medium + difficulty hike, Castle Grove/Giant trail, 2 hours.
Hard difficulty hike, Harriet Nahanee memorial Trail, 3 hours.
After dinner evening ‘Owl and Bat Hike’!
6am; Bird identification hike starting on Walbran bridge.
11am; Guided Hikes.