1. Hi Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club:

    I have recently self-published a new book – “Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia” and am soliciting interest in having a book launch / presentation in your area.
    I will be travelling from Fernie to Vancouver Island to distribute some of my books in April, and am trying to line up a few venues along the route.
    I provided a speaking engagements for the Kamloops Naturalist Club, and Shuswap Environmental Action Society in February, and they were quite well received. The arrangements were made through Jesse Ritcey, and Jim Cooperman, respectively, if you are interested in acquiring a reference.
    The book is a 450 glossy page collection of big tree data and stories, accompanied by complimentary photographs.
    My presentation introduces the audience to many of the “big tree” sites throughout the BC interior. Provides detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna that are dependent on the old-growth forests, and trees in general. Highlights some of the issues with the Special Tree Protection Policy legislation, and how it is administered.
    The talk lasts about 45 minutes with a 15 minute question period to close.

    Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this inquiry.


    Terry Nelson – 250-278-5245 –

  2. Good Morning
    Looking out my kitchen window this morning as the snow started to fall a Great Blue Heron flew by, like in slow motion, and landed in a tall pine tree a few houses up the block. Beautiful sight to see 🙂
    (Maybe on its way to the heronry in Vernon?)
    Jacquie Kay
    1100 block of Killarney Street

    1. We actually have our own heronry just West of the channel across the Parkway from the sewage treatment plant. If you look up into the tops of the cottonwoods you will see about 16 flimsy looking nests. They should be starting to attend to the nest right about now.

      Alex Bodden

  3. Hello,

    I teach kindergarten at Giants Head Elementary in Summerland. As part of our outdoor learning program I was thinking it would be great to learn more about local birds and give students the opportunity to try and build birds nests out of materials from nature that they have collected. Would a member of your organization be interested or available to come and talk to our group about local birds and how they construct their nests?

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