Along river banks and beaches of the Comox Valley, a jumbled record of ancient volcanic activity, forgotten swamps and domineering ice sheets presents itself in the form of cobbles. Some of these have traveled thousands of kilometres over hundreds of millions of years to find themselves under your feet. This talk will present a new guide to the identification and interpretation of cobbles in our region with a focus on the geological history and the processes that formed these rocks.
Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture about the geology of the Comox Valley. Join geologist Randal Mindell for an illustrated talk entitled: Cobbling together the Deep History of the Comox Valley.
The lecture is on Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre at 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay.
Mindell is a paleobotanist with a keen interest in living and fossil plants. He completed his undergraduate at UBC in earth and ocean science and a PhD at the University of Alberta in biology. He has worked at the UBC Botanical Garden, and lectured at UBC and at Douglas College before moving to the Comox Valley.
Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can visit http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/