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Nicola Naturalist Society – Fall Events 2018

Evening meetings of the Nicola Naturalist Society are held at 7PM, usually on the third Thursday of the month, in the Lecture Theatre of NVIT (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology) on Belshaw Road, Merritt. Our evening meetings are free for … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalists’ first club camp – July 2018

Our club held its first camp for members on 20-22 July 2018 at Frank Chisam’s campsite. Situated about half way between Merritt and Spences Bridge and right on the Nicola River with the Kettle Valley Railroad trail running right past … Continue reading

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Spring and Summer 2018 – photos from our outings

Here are some photos from our spring and summer field outings in 2018. Lundbom outing – Sunday June 3rd: Birds, Blooms & Butterflies Six keeners showed up for this outing. We drove to the end of Lundbom Common and walked … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Society outing to Kane Valley – 17 June 2017

We had a good turnout of 10 members to our trip to Hill’s Homestead and other parts of Kane Valley near Merritt. Here are a few photos and notes from the outing. Scroll down to see photos and find the … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Society – Spring events 2017

Evening meetings of the Nicola Naturalist Society are held at 7PM on the third Thursday of the month in the Lecture Theatre of NVIT (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology) on Belshaw Road, Merritt. Admission is free to members. We have … Continue reading

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Merritt Christmas Bird Count – December 2016

An eventful Christmas Bird Count this year! Despite the recent frigid weather we had a record number of participants (36 people) and tallied a record number of individual birds (7,026, which is almost double our average count). The number of … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring Programs – January to May 2016

Evening meetings of the Nicola Naturalist Society are held at 7PM on the third Thursday of the month in the Lecture Theatre of NVIT (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology) on Belshaw Road, Merritt. Admission is free to members. We have … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Society fall programs – 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. Field outings are for members only (we can sign up visitors as … Continue reading

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Amphibian Outreach in 2015

The amphibian monitoring project run by the Nicola Naturalist Society and our professional partners Biolinx Environmental Research is in its fifth and final year in 2015. Our volunteers are continuing to visit some new sites to check for frog and … 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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