July 23, 12 to 1 - Free nature talk and tour at Goose Spit Park
Two youth from the Youth Ecological Restoration (YER) program will lead an easy walk. You will learn about rare plants and insects. Suitable for all ages. Meet by the toilets.
For the past two summers the Youth and Ecological Restoration program has conducted ecological inventories on the provincially blue-listed Yellow Sand-verbena plant at Goose Spit. This plant sustains the provincially red-listed and federally endangered Yellow Sand-verbena moth in a unique symbiotic relationship. The moth is known to exist in three locations in British Columbia, one of which is Goose Spit.
Biologist, Carrina Maslovat has lead the ecological research and reporting. Barb Whyte, Elder, Traditional Knowledge Keeper and member of K’omoks First Nation has shared some of the ancestral customs and wisdom of Pelxqikw with the youth as part of this project.
This YER, Phase II project is made possible with funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Our nature programs with schools in the electoral areas is currently on hold. Please check back for more details in September 2021.