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New Year Bird Walk – The Biodiversity Project

January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Join us for our ongoing series of biodiversity walks in the forests and wetlands surrounding our community.
The Biodiversity Project is all about building knowledge and appreciation for the rich biodiversity of the Cumberland Community Forest!
Saturday January 9th at 10 am come learn about this winter Community in the Forest and the habitat, behaviors, plumage and songs of some of the flying creatures that call the Cumberland Forest and Wetlands home.
Meet at the Coal Creek Historic Park Chinatown Pavilion.
* please no dogs
* rain or shine
* max 15 attendees to support distancing
* please come well and untraveled
* reserve a spot by emailing info@cumberlandforest.com
* walk ups welcome the morning of the walk as numbers allow.
* no fee but donations and new monthly sign ups to the CCFS welcome
(cash or etransfer donate@cumberlandforest.com)
* bring your binoculars or camera!
About our Guide:
Jason Straka is an ecologist with the BC Conservation Data Centre and a director with the Cumberland Community Forest Society. He has also been a BC Parks ranger living and working out of K’omoks Territory, and lived and worked on Treaty 8 Territory as an instructor at Aurora College, and as an Ecologist at Wood Buffalo National Park. Before getting to know a string of places starting with “Fort,” he was a grad student in the Starzomski lab at UVic, working on plant-pollinator interactions in alpine BC.
Jason has been an avid naturalist since endochondral ossification, and was keenly keying carabids as a volunteer at Trent University by the age of 12. He now has tomentose mandibular bristles and a deeply furrowed frons (mainly from the peer-review process). He and his partner live in Cumberland with a growing collection of bikes, orchids, and species rhodos.


January 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
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Cumberland Chinatown Pavillion
Coal Creek Historic Park
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada