Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary nature programs

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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary hosts a wide variety of programs for diverse audiences: programs for families, special events, and parent and child programs.

 

Special Events – Throughout the year we celebrate exciting happenings in the world of nature. Drop-in anytime to our scheduled special events.

Admission by donation (unless otherwise specified).

 




Wildflower Wanderings – drop in event
Sunday, April 28, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Spring has sprung and Swan Lake has never looked better. We celebrate the wonderful world of wildflowers with guided tours of our native plant garden, a hike up Christmas Hill, crafts and games for the kids, and native plants for sale.
Admission by donation. Event gratefully sponsored by the VNHS. For more information call 250-479-0211


Bee Day
Sunday, May 26, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
A honey of a program fit for the royalty of the insect world. What’s the buzz about bees…How can we encourage bees in our backyards? Bee songs, bee crafts and some bee spit to taste. Join us and you’ll bee amazed, bee enchanted and bee happy. Bee there or bee square.
Admission by donation, $5 per person recommended.
Event gratefully sponsored by the VNHS.


Terrific Turtles
Sunday June 30, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Turtle nesting season is upon us. Find out about these scaly wonders with games, crafts, and visits with our biggest celebrity, the live Western Painted Turtle, Wrinkles!
Admission by donation, $5 per person recommended.
Event gratefully sponsored by the VNHS.


Creatures of the Summer Night
Friday, August 2 OR Friday August 23, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

(pre-registration required)

 

Check out Swan Lake’s nightlife! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nocturnal animals. Using a grab bag of tricks, we’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life as well as take a guided evening walk down to the lake in the search for nighttime creatures.
Suitable for families with children over 6 years.

 

Cost:

$9 each for Sanctuary members / $10 each Non-Members.
Registration begins May 1, 2019. Call 250-479-0211 to register or stop by the nature house to register in person, pre-registration required


 

Special Events are generously sponsored by:

 

Victoria Natural History Society

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