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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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Kentucky-Alleyne toadlet mitigation report for 2014

As explained elsewhere the Amphibian Monitoring section of our website, the Nicola Naturalist Society in collaboration with BC Parks and the professional herpetologists of Biolinx Environmental Research have been undertaking a multi-year project at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt. Our … Continue reading

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Merritt Christmas Bird Count – 14 December 2014

The Nicola Naturalists are organizing the Christmas Bird Count in the Merritt, BC count circle. This is the 16th count in this circle (a 24 km diameter area in which we look for birds each year). The count is one … Continue reading

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If you build it they will come …. our new toadlet fence at Kentucky-Alleyne park is working well

The Nicola Naturalist Society, in collaboration with BC Parks and professional herpetologists from Biolinx Environmental Research, have successfully built a new ‘toadlet fence’ at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt. Starting in 2012 we’ve been working on a solution to prevent … Continue reading

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