Brilliant fall weather drew families out to Somenos Marsh for the annual Wild Wings Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Somenos Boardwalk and Open Air Classroom.
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A full day of events featured wildlife photography with Barry Hetschko, cattail weaving with Maria Curtis, a birds of prey talk with folks (and birds) from The Raptor Centre, a chance to learn about Western toads with Shari Wilmot, to talk conservation with Paul Fletcher, hear about salmon in the Somenos with Dave Preikshot, and finally wind up the day with Birding on the Boardwalk with Derrick Marven.
Meanwhile, at the Somenos Garry Oak Protected Area, there was the chance to tour the interesting ecosystem with Tracy Fleming and Mena Williams.
At the same time, at the Cowichan Bay Estuary Nature Centre, members of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists offered Birding in the Bay.