Fairmont Hot Springs, with its waterways and meadows, is a rich area for nature lovers. This is a unique opportunity to join local birding enthusiast Brian Wesley for a morning walk to search out the numerous species to be found, including yellow warblers and willow flycatchers. But it’s not just about birds! Brian’s extensive knowledge of the local environment allows for interesting discussion on everything from history and geography, to wildlife of all kinds. Physical distancing will be practiced. Being outdoors, masks are optional.
Level: Easy. Families are welcome.
Date: Sunday July 19 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Fairmont Hot Springs; detailed instructions will be sent upon registration
Things to bring: water, snack, bug spray, sunscreen, walking shoes/boots, binoculars, hat, dress for the weather.
Brian Wesley is a long time resident of the valley. Brian has participated in several birding studies: British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas, Wildlife Canada Services Lewis’ Woodpecker Studies and the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey. He continues to be an active birder, completing annual surveys: Wild Research Nightjar Survey, the BC and Yukon Owl Survey and Wildlife Canada Services North American Breeding Bird Survey as well as participating in the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas initiative. His guided walks are always a star attraction at the Wing’s Festival. He shares interesting anecdotes that help the information stick. His introduction into the sounds around you is both amazing and interesting. Brian’s low key leadership style makes participation comfortable for newcomers and experienced nature seekers alike.