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Winter evening programs – January-March 2015

Our evening programs are on the third Thursday of the month, at 7 PM in the lecture theatre at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), Belshaw Road, Merritt. Scroll down to see what is coming up from January through March … Continue reading

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Results – Merritt Christmas Bird Count, 14 December 2014

With generally calm weather, moderate temperatures and open water on Nicola Lake, conditions were favourable for a good count. A record number of participants (28) were in the seven field parties that covered the Merritt count circle. We also had … Continue reading

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Winter Bird Identification Workshop – Saturday 6th Dec 2014

Bird Identification Workshop – Saturday 6th December, 1 to 3 PM, at NVIT room L017 (downstairs). Once again we are running a bird identification workshop covering species likely to be found in winter in the Nicola Valley area. This is … Continue reading

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“Fur and forests: habitat management in BC interior forests for wildlife and biodiversity” – Dr. Tom Sullivan. Thursday Nov 20th, 7PM at NVIT Theatre

Dr. Tom Sullivan is a mammal ecologist and professor at University of British Columbia. He and his students have done many years of research in the southern BC interior on the interactions between small mammals (mice, voles, weasels, marten, etc.) … Continue reading

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“The South Okanagan – Similkameen National Park proposal” with Doreen Olson. Thursday Oct 16, 2014. 7PM, NVIT Theatre

Since 2003, South Okanagan Naturalist Club member Doreen Olson has been involved in the South Okanagan – Similkameen National Park Network, a grassroots movement, with a goal to establish a national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen. This is the … Continue reading

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Spring Camp 2014 – Nicola Naturalists host BC Nature visitors

For four hectic days – 29 May through 1 June – Nicola Naturalist Society hosted its first BC Nature event, a Spring Camp. Twenty-four BC Nature members from various clubs around BC attended. Activities were centred on the Nicola Ranch … Continue reading

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Spring outing to the Douglas Lake Plateau IBA – 21 April 2014

The Nicola Naturalist Society, along with the Kamloops Naturalists, is responsible for monitoring the Douglas Lake Plateau IBA (Important Bird Area). We relish the opportunity to visit these grasslands, wetlands and ranch areas, counting birds from the public roads. On … Continue reading

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Merritt Christmas Bird Count – 15 December 2013

Howling winds which persisted all day were the feature of this Christmas Bird Count. This was the 15th annual CBC in the Merritt count circle. We had 25 participants in the field (close to our record of 26) and three … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Evening Presentations Jan-Apr 2014

These are our evening presentations for the winter of 2014. Our evening meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the NVIT Lecture Theatre on Belshaw Road, Merritt. Thursday January 16th, 2014: Mary Sandy … Continue reading

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Winter bird identification workshop – Saturday 7th December 2013, 1 PM at NVIT

At 1 PM Saturday 7th December – Room L017 at NVIT –  Please note the change in time. Once again we are running a bird identification workshop covering species likely to be found in winter in the Nicola Valley area. … Continue reading

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