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Comox Valley Nature offers guided walk Sunday

COMOX VALLEY NATURE offers a guided walk Sunday along the east side of the Puntledge River. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
COMOX VALLEY NATURE offers a guided walk Sunday along the east side of the Puntledge River.
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As springtime  approaches, Comox Valley Nature is renewing its weekly series of natural history walks with a guided walk along the east side of the Puntledge River this coming Sunday.

Past president Robin Harrison will lead this walk and will be on hand, together with other members of the society to provide insights into the flora and fauna of this area.

This side of the Puntledge is generally more sheltered and warmer than the west side and displays early signs of the Comox Valley spring. It is particularly interesting for the rich variety of  trees it offers, including some exceptional yew trees and white pine, and broad open vistas for bird viewing over the slower reaches of the river.

The trail is fairly level and gradual, making it easily accessible to a participants with limited mobility.

Interested participants can either meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Old Church Theatre on Harmston Avenue to carpool, or meet at Comox Lake Dam (parking before the bridge). The trail is an easy, gradual walk.

Questions about this walk should be directed to Robin Harrison at 250-339-4754.

Founded in 1966, the group is one of the oldest environmental societies on the North Island.

Forthcoming lectures from March to May are part of CVN’s Rachel Carson Memorial lectures honouring women in Environment Studies, and will feature lectures on by scientists specializing in the study of mycorrhizae, and invasive plants. This is an educational series not to be missed.

Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can visit http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca or phone Loys Maingon at 250-331-0143.

— Comox Valley Nature

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