Here we are in January of 2022! My last Blog was months ago and I cannot offer a good excuse for my silence.
Members of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists continue to be involved in Citizen Science Projects: Bird Surveys; Invasive Plant removal; Planting of Native plants and Fish Forage sampling for some examples. In cooperation with CERCA and two of the industrial groups in the estuary we installed several excellent nature interpretive signs along the old rail line trail at Cowichan Estuary.
Fieldtrips, although infrequent at this time, are still in the offing. Presentations by a variety of Speakers are taking place twice a month via Zoom.
Throughout 2021 the unprecedented weather events in this province have surely brought the majority of us to the realization of our Climate Change Emergency. Therefore my wish for 2022, is that we do take action in as many ways as we are able. With credit to Kathleen Dean Moore, the author of “Great Tide Rising”, if you are concerned that you cannot do much as one person, then stop being one person. Join one of the many groups that are working toward a healthy future for all life on earth (including us).
CVNS offers a chance to learn about the biodiversity and natural ecosystems of the Cowichan Valley. We would be happy to have you join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary copy of our latest newsletter.