Category: nature

Beyond the Pail Website

In the spirit of discovering nature in the city, has created a website called Beyond the Pail to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. The website is a response to the “bucket list” that has the effect of diminishing the value of where you are and what you are doing. Beyond the Pail is a [Continue]

Layered Landscapes and Ecological Restoration in Cities Speaker Series

To really make the simple concept of layered landscapes and ecological restoration work in a design appropriate for a given site requires a process of discovery of the site’s past history, current influences, and future impacts. This process of understanding a site is sometimes called “listening” and encompasses ecological, social, and political factors and values. [Continue]

Victoria Bioblitz April 22, 2017!

Beacon Hill Park Organizers chill before the counting begins: Jon Wiersma (CWF), Catherine Keogen (UVic), Elizabeth Gammell, (CWF), Garry Oak, Val Schaefer (UVic), and Britten Jacob-Schram (UVic), in Beacon Hill Park. Uplands Park and Cattle Point Margaret Lidkea (Friends of Uplands Park), Octavio Cruz (UVic, in red hat), and friends on the foreshore. University of [Continue]

BioBlitz Victoria

Coming on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 – GOERT and the RNS Program will be holding BioBlitzes at Beacon Hill Park, Uplands Park/Cattle Point, and the University of Victoria campus. This is a 24-hour event allows you to be a citizen scientist, with experts identifying species present in the field. There will be activities for [Continue]