Adult Programs

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Guided Birdwalks
Every Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Donations are appreciated. Download a copy of the sanctuary bird checklist here.

FREE Native Plant Workshops


*Registration starts December 1st, 2015


Residents of the Capital Region are invited to participate in a FREE workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants. Instruction on native plant identification, their benefits and how to use them will be included. An overview of CRD Water Conservation programs will be provided and participants will be given a tour of a native plant garden. These informative workshops will be held at Swan Lake Nature House. Please call 250.479.0211 to register.


2016 Workshop Dates:

Saturday, January 30th

9:30am to 12:30pm


Saturday, February 13th

9:30am to 12:30pm


Sunday, February 21st

12:30pm - 3:30pm


Saturday, March 12th

9:30am to 12:30pm


Wednesday, March 30th

9:30am - 12:30pm


Wednesday, April 20th

9:30am - 12:30pm

Sustainable Foraging

Discovering local edible and medicinal plants


Katherine Harding of the Wildfoods Experience is a wild crafting and plant identification instructor who has taught courses at a variety of organizations around Vancouver Island. This 6 evening course will explore Victoria-area native and introduced species with a special focus on foraging and ethnobotany. There will be a strong emphasis on sustainable harvesting techniques and techniques for harvesting invasive species that limit disturbances to surrounding ecosystems.


Mondays - April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 & 9

6pm to 8pm


$135 for Members, $150 for Non-Members


Please call 250.479.0211 to register.



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