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!

             

Thursday Events

Waterfowl..... and More

Time: 7:30AM to 12:00PM
Location: , Invermere and Wilmer areas, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Howard Heffler

We will start at Pynelogs and look around Dorothy Lake for an hour or so before heading to the wetlands near Wilmer for the rest of the morning. We will try...

Crusing 4 Curlews

Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: , Windermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Hopkins

Come along on this visual quest for the sometimes elusive, sometimes right-out-there, Long-billed Curlew. We'll be searching the fields east of Windermere for this shore bird. See why some call it...

Ducks (and Other Birds) For Beginners

Time: 9:00AM to 11:30PM
Location: , Edgewater, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Herb Cohen

We’ll take a leisurely hike to the lagoon and various sloughs (ponds) along the Columbia River behind Edgewater. The outing will be geared to novice bird watchers, though anyone who wants...

Birds and Photography

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer, and Invermere resident and hiker Doug Yukes. Observe early marsh and lake birds...

Invermere to Radium BBQ Lunch on the River Paddle

Time: 9:30AM to 2:30PM
Location: , Columbia River, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

On this 3 – 5 hour flat water paddle from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs (17 km) you can spend a leisurely morning and afternoon on the Columbia River exploring the...

The Path to the Perfect Cup: Kicking Horse Coffee Facility Tour

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Did you ever wonder how coffee gets magically transformed, from that tree on the other side of the world, to that delectable and delicious cup that starts your day? With our...

Lake Windermere Boat Tour: Watershed Series #4

Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: , Windermere Lake, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Kirsten Harma

One of the 7 the Watershed Series By Lake Windermere Ambassadors. A tour of Lake Windermere via pontoon boat, right to the south end of the lake where not many visitors...

Importance of Salmon to the Ktunaxa: Past, Present and Future

Time: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Nicole Kapell

The Ktunaxa Nation Council will lead a discussion of fishery stewardship and the cultural importance of salmon to the Ktunaxa.  We will include the history of the area through archaeological interpretation...

Butterfly & Bird Walk

Time: 12:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: , Wilmer area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Dean Nicholson

Join local butterfly enthusiast for a chance to see some of the season’s early butterflies and moths. Dean will lead an easy drive and walk up the Munn Lake/Enid Lake Road...

The Birdsong Man Comes to Wings- Lunch Presentation

Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Location: , Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC, Canada

Sound Recordings and Commentary by John Neville, BC Nature Past President. With the kind permission of Robert Bateman, John has linked the images of these fabulous paintings with his authentic sound...

From Salter Creek South...or as the locals call it Hither Dither

Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Westside Road, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Drew Bragg

Join local outdoorsman Drew Bragg for a hike along the western shore of Lake Windermere. We’ll follow a narrow trail that parallels the shore, on average about 30 meters above the...

Importance of Salmon to the Ktunaxa: Past, Present and Future

Time: 1:30PM to 3:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Nicole Kapell

The Ktunaxa Nation Council will lead a discussion of fishery stewardship and the cultural importance of salmon to the Ktunaxa. We will include the history of the area through archaeological interpretation...

Birds and Photography

Time: 1:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Don Delaney

Walk and talk about marsh and lakeside birds and bird photography with Don Delaney, avid birder and photographer, and Invermere resident and hiker Doug Yukes. Observe early marsh and lake birds...

Paddy Ryan Lakes: Watershed Series#5

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Invermere's Source Waters, one of the 7 the Watershed Series by Lake Windermere Ambassadors.This tour will take the group to one of the District of Invermere’s two municipal water sources. We...

Five Needle Pine Tree Hike

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: , Invermere area, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Randy Moody

This guided hike will take the group through whitebark or limber pine forests. If the snow has receded we will hike into local whitebark pine forests to observe this endangered tree...

All About Bats

Time: 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): Leigh Anne Isaac

Did you know that half the bat species in B.C. are threatened? Or that bats eat large numbers of insects including mosquitoes? Find out more about these fascinating creatures of the...

Do Butterflies Migrate? - Evening Presentation

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

Local bird and butterfly enthusiast, Dean Nicholson, will give an engaging presentation on some of our local non-feathered winged friends. Come and learn whether Monarch butterflies really migrate, where butterflies go...

Flight of Beer - Arrowhead Brewery Tour

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: , Invermere, BC, Canada
Presenter(s)/Leader(s): N/ A

Make like a flight of geese and migrate over to Invermere Arrowhead Brewery Co. ?If you love beer and are curious about the plethora of beer options, then join us for...