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.

Wild Mushrooms - an Introductory Course for Adults

Introduction to Mushrooms
Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The essential elements of mushroom biology, uses and identification. Students should bring mushrooms to class for identification and discussion.
Instructor: Andy McKinnon


Wild Mushrooms in the Field
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Techniques for field identification of wild mushrooms. Location of the field trip will be in Colwood, specific location to be announced.
Instructor: Kem Luther


Cost for both workshops:
$45 for members (Swan Lake or SVIMC)
$60 for non-members

Call 250-479-0211 or stop by the Nature House to register.



Embracing the Wild: Gardening with Native Plants
Capital region residents are invited to participate in a FREE introductory workshop for gardeners interested in working with drought-resistant native plants.
This workshop includes native plant identification, an overview of their benefits and cultural history and an introduction to CRD water conservation programs.


Workshops will be offered on:
Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required and drop-ins cannot be accommodated. Call 250-479-0211 (or stop by Swan Lake) to reserve your spot today.

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