Join the Museum for a fascinating exploration of the mysterious Intertidal zone of Campbell River! Three walks are planned: Friday May 24 from 10 am to 12 noon, Tuesday May 28 from 1 pm to 3 pm and again on Friday June 21, from 9 am to 11 am.
Biologist Sandra Milligan will lead a journey of discovery to the tip of Willow Point Reef. See seaweeds of all shapes and colours: the beautiful Corallina, the destructive “Stringy Acid Hair”, and edible “Soda Straws”. We’ll take a look at the Bully-of-the-Beach and see what’s on his dinner plate. The walk will look closely at dozens of animals and algae, from crabs and chitons, to gastropods and gumboot chitons. Your observational skills will be developed and, if we’re lucky, you’ll see the most treasured and elegant of intertidal life: the opalescent nudibranch and the daisy brittle star. Once you know the names of these unusual creatures, you’ll discover the amazing strategies they’ve developed to live in this challenging environment. It will be a day to remember and an investment for future enjoyment of intertidal life!
Dress for the weather - most importantly Rubber Boots are Essential! Please note that the walk can be extremely slippery and wet and you should feel comfortable walking on uneven surfaces. The cost for the Intertidal Walk is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for children.
Call the Museum at 250-287-3103 to register.
Beginning May 18th, the Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Current hours are noon to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.