Nikki Wright’s Presentation — June 14, 2019

On Friday, June 14, 2019, Nikki Wright of SeaChange came to Metchosin to address the Talk and Walk group. A rapt audience listened to her talk about the importance of eelgrass beds, the meadows of the sea, in maintaining ocean diversit

We still have eelgrass beds in Metchosin, Nikki explained. But they are threatened.  About 13% of Metchosin’s 46 kilometres of shoreline has undergone serious anthropogenic modification.

Nikki spoke about the work that is being done through SeaChange to restore some of the compromised eelgrass beds along the Salish Sea.

Tom Reimchen talk

When we hike among the cedars at Goldstream Park, our minds are more on botany than on zoology. The majestic trees, however, are direct products of the salmon stream running through the park. 

Professor Tom Reichen, a popular teacher/researcher at the University of Victoria and our next guest (Friday, February 15) at the Metchosin Talk and Walk series, will tell us about “The Salmon Forest.” See poster below. 

There will not be a walk on the Saturday following Tom’s talk. 

Keep Friday, March 8, open on your calendar.  You’ll want to hear our nearest selkie, Amanda Swinimer of Dakini Tidal Wilds, talk about seaweeds. See the Talk and Walk web page for more information on upcoming talks.

Metchosin Talk and Walk Series

Welcome to the Metchosin Talk and Walk website.

Until the fall of 2018, the Talk and Walks (102 of them over a twelve-year period) were organized by Moralea Milne. Since then, the Metchosin Biodiversity Project, which Moralea helped to start and which runs the Metchosin BioBlitzes and MycoBlitzes, has been organizing the Talk and Walk series. Click here to view a list of all the talk and walks speakers to date.

Upcoming Talks:

June 14: Nikki Wright, Eelgrass
September 6: Leah Ramsay, Dragonflies.
October 4: Anna Hall, Dolphins
November 8: Sharmin Gamiet, Mushrooms