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CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All ages

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Dates: August 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
Admission: Free
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Saturday, August 13 | 7–8:30pm Evening Campground Program (Campground Stories) – All ages Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an evening of games and stories. Bring a beach chair and meet at the campfire ring at Island View Beach campground, off Homathko Road. Thursday, August 18 | 10am–1pm Feeling Crabby (Drop-in Event) –All ages Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich) Red, green, purple, hairy and hermit crabs. This bustling marine habitat has them all! Drop by anytime between 10am and 1pm to meet some of these crabs and their crusty cousins, up-close and personal. There will be an aquarium, a crab craft and lots of opportunity to explore the beach with buckets and dip nets. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Look for the blue tent on the beach off Homathko Road.

Tuesday, August 23 | 10–11:30am Rascally Raccoons (Guided Walk) –All ages Mill Hill Regional Park (Langford) A CRD Regional Parks naturalist will lead you on a raccoon trail for a day in the life of these little rascals. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue. BC Transit #53 Thursday, August 25 | 10–11:30am Cougar Capers (Guided Walk) –All ages East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke) Investigate the life of a cougar on this informative walk and talk with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road.

Thursday, September 1 | 11am–2pm Amazing Race (Drop-in Event) –All ages Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) Challenge yourself on this skill-testing and fun jaunt through the forest. Drop by anytime between 11am and 2pm and get the scoop from a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Meet at the Beaver Lake Nature Centre off the main parking lot. BC Transit #70 or #72

Saturday, September 17 | 1–2:30pm Bear Necessities (Guided Walk) –All ages Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) We can co–exist with these magnificent forest dwellers. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to learn about the natural history of the black bear. Meet at the Witty’s Lagoon Nature Center off Metchosin Road. BC Transit #54 or #55

Saturday, September 24 | 11am–2pm Hawk Watch (Drop-in Event) –All ages East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke) Have you ever seen turkey vultures kettling? Join CRD Regional Parks and the Victoria Natural History Society for this annual migration event. There will be live raptor demonstrations and activities at Aylard Farm, which are accessible to all ages and abilities. For those who want to add in a hike, there are experts with spotting scopes at the viewpoint above Beechey Head. The hike up to the viewpoint requires sturdy hiking shoes, and is a 20–minute trek up a steep and rocky trail. Bring binoculars, water and a lunch. Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm at the Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road. Wheelchair accessible.

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