The Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists hosted two field trips this August. The first one, led by Linda Neumann, was to Wolfe Lake. A couple of folks brought their kayaks, while some members stayed to have a picnic lunch. It was a lovely day, as was the day of the walk around Charles and Bev Webber’s sheep and hay farm. Tip Anderson led the group around the back of the property, relating interesting history of his family and others who once lived in the area. Bev talked about her sheep and her duties around the place, and informed the group that the animals are used not only for wool, but as breeding stock as well. No wildlife was seen on either field trip, but both outings were immensely enjoyable.
The next field trip will be led by Tip Anderson on Saturday, October 6th. This will be a moderate hike behind the golf course. Please phone Tip at 295-3369 to confirm attendance and meet at Billy’s Restaurant parking lot at 10:00 am. Next month’s meeting, on October 9th, features John Neville, the current president of BC Nature and longtime provider of sound guides for bird identification, whose presentation will be on Canadian raptors. As always, the public is welcome to attend our hikes and meetings, the latter of which take place at Riverside Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00. Please join us!