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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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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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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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Spring BC Nature Camp in the Nicola Valley – 29 May to 1 June, 2014

This camp is fully booked with a waiting list The Nicola Naturalists are hosting a BC Nature Spring Camp from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June, 2014. Come and experience grasslands, wetlands and ranching in the beautiful Nicola Valley … Continue reading

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From frogs to tadpoles – it’s all happening now. Frogging 2013.

The Nicola Naturalists are active in our third year of mapping and monitoring amphibians in the Nicola Valley area around Merritt. Our season started with a visit by our professional herpetologist partners from Biolinx Environmental Research of Victoria. They led … Continue reading

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