Submitted by Margaret Graham. Photos by Adele Stapleton and Richard Doucette
A group of 10 club members answered the call to pull the common burdock (Arctiumminus) around the Nature Walk at McArthur Island. A variety of tools were used to remove the deep-rooted plants and we filled a number of large garbage bags in a couple of hours, finishing just before the rain started. In the holes left by the burdock, Jesse Ritcey planted some little tarragon plants (Artemisiadracunculus) which is the host plant for a type of swallowtail.
Submitted by Margaret Graham Five hardy soles braved the rain on Sunday morning, June 10, to look for birds along the East Shuswap Road. We crossed the South Thompson River at the Lafarge Bridge and travelled as far as the …Continue reading →
I was walking the McArthur Island Golf Course with Jesse Ritcey and Rick Tucker today. In various places, we noticed some well-marked, roundish beetles on deer-browsed shrubs and cottonwood saplings. Some beetles were singles while others were mating. I took …Continue reading →
Contributed by Ellie Hill & Margaret Graham with photos by Adele Stapleton and plant identification by Jesse Ritcey Cooler weather prevailed as our Naturalist Club group ventured forth on Sunday, June 3 to explore the grasslands of Lac Du Bois, …Continue reading →