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June 2018

Sipping the Wild – An Experiential Workshop on Wild Tea Plants

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada

There are many plants from which teas can be made. This workshop will open your eyes to the wide variety of plants and plant parts which can be made into hot and cold drinks. This workshop is a gentle gateway to the world of wild plant foraging and gardening. Bring a mug. About the instructor: Jay is an avid naturalist with a keen interest in plants, birds and fungi. He is the site manager for the Swan Lake and Christmas…

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Guided Tour of Wildwood

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada

Bring family and friends for a walk among the old growth trees of Wildwood Ecoforest - the oldest continuously-managed ecoforest in North America. Your guide, zoologist Bruce Hepburn, will highlight key features that demonstrate sustainable forestry practices, such as leaving large old seed trees for natural regeneration and dead standing trees for woodpecker and owl nests. Please meet at the visitor centre at 1 pm and dress for the weather. Rain or shine. Tour by donation (Suggested donation $10)

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October 2018

Beginners Workshop to Mushroom Identification

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada

Mushrooms can be mysterious. For most of the year we might be unaware of their presence, but a few fall rains and puhpowee – up they pop. This introductory workshop will focus on identification, but on the way to that goal we will touch on fungal ecology. Extra attention will be given to edible mushrooms which are relatively easy to identify as well as poisonous ones to avoid. Handouts will be provided. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one,…

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November 2018

Buds, Boughs and Bark – Winter Plant Identification

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Ecoforest, 2929 Crane Rd
Nanaimo, BC Canada

This workshop is intended to increase your comfort at identifying plants and enhance your appreciation of plants and their habitats. The focus of the workshop will be on trees and shrubs. About the instructor: Jay is an avid naturalist with a keen interest in plants, birds and fungi. He is the site manager for the Swan Lake and Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Prior to that he was the site manager at Wildwood and as such has a special connection to…

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