Nature walk Saturday

Union Bay’s Coal Hills

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to repeat its monthly free public nature walk series.

CVN’s March walk will take place Saturday, March 5 at Union Bay’s Coal Hills.

The Union Bay Coal Hills site is a special post-industrial ecosystem in the Comox Valley, with a rich local history.

It is a south-facing heat absorbing area which can present many interesting biological  features.

It is an excellent location to appreciate the return of early spring, and the many restoration and enhancement efforts that have mitigated the sites coal mining impacts.

Union Bay Coal Hills an important part of the Valley’s cultural history. This post-industrial coal and rail site was de-activated and capped in the 1960s. It is a good example of the environmental successional processes associated with coal mining restoration and rehabilitation, and the problems associated with such sites.

The site is monitored monthly by Comox Valley Nature for Bird Studies Canada’s seabird survey. It is home to a rich, and sometimes surprising, birdlife.

The walk will be led by Dr. Loys Maingon (RPBio) and president of Comox Valley Nature.

Interested participants are invited to meet either in front of the Old Church Theatre on Harmston Avenue in Courtenay at 9 a.m., or at the park entrance at Union Bay at 9:30.


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