Pippi Lawn Talk and Walk

Join us at the Talk and Walk on Friday November 16 and Saturday morning, November 17, to meet Pippi Lawn.Last year I heard Pippi give a report of her work on Sidney Spit and thought "Great talk! We've got to have her come to Metchosin and tell us about sand spits." She agreed, and we've finally been able to make all the arrangements. Not to be missed--Pippi is a passionate, persuasive, and able co ...

Metchosin MycoBlitz 2018

Getting ready for the big Metchosin MycoBlitz weekend (http://metchosinbiodiversity.com). Hope you can join us. Andy MacKinnon and I were in the Metchosin Wilderness Park this morning with a CTV reporter for a mushroom-themed Halloween report--watch for us on the news tonight. Here are a couple of the many mushrooms we saw today. The orange one is Lactarius subviscidus, a milkcap, the big wh ...

Talk on the art and science of eating wild mushrooms

A message from the Metchosin Biodiversity Project. Each year in November the Metchosin Talk and Walk series partners with the Metchosin MycoBlitz to bring you an outstanding presentation on local mushrooms. This year we have the privilege of hosting Dr. Denis Benjamin. This Texas physician is one of North America's authorities on mushroom toxins. His talk, though, is not technical--it is a broa ...

Students in the lower grades at Hans Helgesen School regularly visit the outdoor sites around the school building. Their contact with natural systems, however, is more limited in the rainy winter months. To make outdoor excursions possible in rainy weather, the Metchosin Foundation has donated a dozen sets of rain pants and a dozen pair of rain boots to the school. These will be kept in a spec ...