2015 March – Victoria’s Urban Forest

Val Schaefer, of UVic’s School of Environmental Studies, took us on a tour of Victoria’s urban forest. The city’s remnant ecosystems are a mix of native Douglas fir (PSEUDOTSUGA menziesii ) and Garry oak (QUERCUS garryana). Indigenous genera are joined by species from around the globe planted as street trees, and a food forest cultivated by residents promoting food security. Val’s 76-page book Victoria’s Urban Forest: A Walking Guide to Species of Interest, is available free as a PDF at urbanecology.ca/documents/Books/UrbanForest.pdf

2014 December – Christmas Bird Count 2014

Victoria Natural History Society brochure for Christmas Bird Count 2014 Christmas Bird Count 2014.

2014 September – Smarter Gardening/Fall Pruning

Lesley Shepherd’s hints for smarter fall gardening.

2014 June – Edible Beauty/Garden Art

Lynda Dowling’s Edible Flower List.
Nancy Bissonnette’s instructions for Cement Garden Art.

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