Daily Planner

FIELD TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS

Our mountain weather can be unpredictable. Even on a hot sunny day the weather conditions can change quickly. Please be 'wings weather wise' when attending field trips. We also recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes. Bring water, snacks or lunch. A camera and binoculars can enhance your experience!

             

Monday Events

Moberly Meander

Time: 7:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Golden, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ellen Zimmerman

Join Ellen Zimmerman, long time valley birder to explore a hidden treasure of the BC Parks system. Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park encompasses most of the Moberly Marshes and is...

K2 Ranch Birding Excursion

Time: 7:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Join Brian Wesley for a birding foray on the north end of the K2 ranch property. The 7 km hike will follow old logging roads through cutblocks, forests, and meadows and...

The Mystery of Migration

Time: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

We’ll explore many different aspects of migration while roaming between Munn Lake and the Wilmer wetlands with Randy Hopkins: migration habits of waterfowl and songbirds and the seasonal movement of ungulates,...

Wacky Waterbirds!

Time: 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cam Gillies , Michael den Otter

Ducks, mergansers, geese, grebes, and more! We’ll survey the best watery haunts of the valley to find the usual suspects, but with a keen eye to see if we can find...

Birding for Dummies

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cathy Parkes

Can't tell an Owl from an Albatross? Do you feel intimidated by experienced birders? We will get familiarized with the tools of the trade and help learn to identify the birds...

Migration

Time: 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Columbia Lake area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Gail Berg , Joyce Hutchinson

Migration (n.) from the verb migrate – to change the area of habitation. In wind or water by seed or eggLocal residents, Gail Berg (Plant Ecologist) and Joyce Hutchinson (Fisheries Technician)...

Bedrock Geology of Panorama/Toby Creek

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Walter Benstead

Join us for an introduction to the geology of the Purcell Mountains on the west side of the Rocky Mountain Trench.  Our trip will visit several sites along the Toby Creek...

Biking and Birding

Time: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Kimberley, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ruth Goodwin

We’ll bike approximately 25 km, mostly on the paved Rails to Trails connecting Kimberley and Cranbrook. The rail bed originally hauled ore from the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley on its first...

Canal Flats: Source Waters - Watershed Series#1

Time: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

One of the 7 the Watershed Series By Lake Windermere Ambassadors. The 2,000 km Columbia River starts its journey in Canal Flats. So will we. This tour involves a gentle walk along...

It's About Time

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Ally Candy

Visit the 3000 square foot Groundswell's Community Greenhouse to get a perspective on plant and insect evolution, and climate over time. Enjoy a cup of tea amongst the beds of greens...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk

Time: 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Take a leisurely 30 minute guided stroll around the historic and restored ranch buildings, including a 100 year old, still-operating blacksmith shop, a large historic barn and several ranch houses dating...

Historic K2 Ranch Village Walk

Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Take a leisurely 30 minute guided stroll around the historic and restored ranch buildings, including a 100 year old, still-operating blacksmith shop, a large historic barn and several ranch houses dating...

K2 Property Hike

Time: 12:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A , N/ A

Join local experienced hikers, Bob Walker and Glen Casey on a hike at low elevations around the K2 Ranch property. Venture to the upper benches on the west side of the...

Historic Thunderhill Mine

Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Canal Flats area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Colin Cartwright

Join local author & historian, Colin Cartwright on a hike to the Thunder Hill Mine which was claimed in 1884 and was worked until 1893. See where water was obtained for...

Exploring the Edgewater Flume

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Edgewater, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Norm and Loni Funnell

The Edgewater flume, operational since 1918, is one of a very few (perhaps the only) functioning irrigation flumes in BC. You will be introduced to the flume and its history on...

Guided Evening Columbia River Trip - Radium to Edgewater

Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: , Radium area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Our knowledgeable and highly skilled guides will lead you through this pristine section of the Columbia River. Paddling into the evening, enjoy the twilight and the sounds of the birds and...

Osprey Cam - D.T.S.S.Students' Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 7:20PM
Location: Pynelogs Cultural Centre , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

With support and funding from Wings Over the Rockies, several students from different science classes at David Thompson Secondary School in Invermere are undertaking an Osprey Cam Project. This will involve...

Mating For Life Film - Evening Presentation

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Pynelogs Cultural Centre , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Cindy Stillwell

In this intimate documentary the filmmaker’s pilgrimage to witness the annual spring migration of the Sandhill cranes in North America is drawn as a metaphor for human transformation. Mating for Life...