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Nicola Naturalists’ spring 2020 virtual outing – No. 3

This is the third of our virtual outings during the COVID-19 pandemic, with spring photos of local wildlife from the members of the Nicola Naturalist Society, based in Merritt, BC. If you missed the first edition of this virtual outing … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalists’ spring 2020 virtual outing – No. 2

More interesting spring photos from the members of the Nicola Naturalist Society, based in Merritt, BC. If you missed the first edition of this virtual outing – click here More spring arrivals in the Nicola Valley …..   Spring is … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalists’ spring 2020 virtual outing – No. 1

With the COVID restrictions still in place we are unable to have our usual evening meetings and outdoor outings. So here we have organized a virtual naturalist outing, with members contributing their recent photos of local nature for all to … Continue reading

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Merritt Christmas Bird Count 2019

Good weather and plenty of open water made for a good count on 15 December 2019. This was the 21st Christmas count for the Merritt circle. We had 31 field observers and one feeder-watcher. Our total of 66 species was … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Society – members’ camp 2019

Our club held its second summer camp on the weekend of 19-21 July, once again at the lovely private campsite on Frank Chisam’s property. This is a great place for summer activities – located half way between Merritt and Spences … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalist Society – Winter & Spring events 2019

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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Merritt Christmas Bird Count – 16th December 2018

Our 2018 Christmas Bird Count took place in pretty good weather – generally calm and not too cold (just below 0C all day). Overall 30 participants were out in the field in seven groups and there was one feeder-watcher (who … Continue reading

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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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