Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists’ Autumn Hike

Report from the Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists - October 6 hike

Tip Anderson led a small but sprightly group of naturalists on a hike on October 6, that began and ended at the Princeton golf course. This was no simple stroll through the greens, however, but a three-hour trek that took us from west to east across the southern hills above the course. We encountered varied topography, from sandy paths and gradual, grassy slopes in the gullies, to stony outcrops and sodium seeping rock faces, and finally to steep, narrow hillside deer trails as we made our way up to the ridge overlooking the valley. We spotted a Northern Harrier flying overhead as we gloried in the warm sunshine and admired the vista with the fabulous fall colours. It was altogether a beautiful day as we hiked, learned some history of the area, and shared many laughs.

Our next field trip will be Saturday, October 20.  Amanda Lahaie will lead us along River Road, which parallels the Similkameen River, on an easy 8-10 km. hike. Please phone Amanda at 295-7596 to confirm, and meet at Billy’s Restaurant at 10 a.m.

Vic Sagorski will give a presentation on storm water treatment at our next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., at Riverside Centre.

We welcome all to join us for both field trips and meetings.