Dodecatheon bloom at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Royal BC Museum Fieldtrip to the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

October 14, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Royal BC Museum Fieldtrippers
Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC

Take the chance to get out and learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada's gorgeous Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, past and present! Royal BC Museum archaeology collections manager Dr. Genevieve Hill will lead a walk around the preserve, sharing insight into the archaeology and First Nations history of this culturally rich site.

Participants will learn about the ways in which Cowichan First Nations and their ancestors have long lived in this ecologically and culturally rich area. Nature Conservancy of Canada staff will share the conservation story of the preserve, introducing participants to the ongoing efforts to revitalize the wildflower meadows and support the resurgence of historically common wildlife, such as western bluebirds and native bees.

As the preserve is normally closed to the public in order to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, this is a special opportunity to visit one of the last remaining intact Garry oak meadows.

The event is free with a suggested $5 donation. For more infromation, visit the Royal BC Museum website.

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