Gretchen Markle’s Nature Journal Published

The Metchosin Foundation is very pleased to announce the publishing of a beautiful locally-inspired nature journal, written and illustrated in full colour by Metchosin resident Gretchen Markle! "In the spring of 2020, following the COVID recommendation to 'stay close to home', I limited my daily walks to Witty's Lagoon Park. I went at sunrise for the sake of the birds and the light - and the so ...

Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 Winners Announced

Winners of the Metchosin (Art) Bird Blitz 2020 were announced on Oct 2nd. The event showcased the Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards released back in June, challenging Metchosinites to find all 36 of the scaled-up copies of the cards that had been secretly placed outside various businesses around Metchosin. Many took up the challenge, and a healthy competition emerged. Congratulations go ...

Southwestern BC Art Bird Cards Released – June 27

The culmination of months of collaboration, this past Saturday The Metchosin Foundation, The Metchosin Art Pod, and Rocky Point Bird Observatory released the Southwestern BC Art Bird Card series. A small (socially distanced) event for the project contributors was held outdoors at Bilston Creek Farm, on a typical sunny and windy Metchosin summer day. Members from the Metchosin Foundation board, ...

nevilleinsectstudytalk-mar-2020

Metchosin Insect Study 2020 Season Kickoff Meeting

The third season of the Metchosin Insect Biomass study, led by Dr. Neville Winchester of the University of Victoria and partially supported by the Metchosin Foundation, kicked off on Saturday, March 7th at the Municipal Hall.  Dr. Winchester delivered a presentation to Metchosin's citizen scientist Malaise trap site hosts, summarizing the preliminary findings of 2018 and 2019, as well as the emerg ...

Homage to Moralea Milne

By Chris Pratt, President of Metchosin Foundation Many years ago when Moralea and her husband John chose to make their home in Metchosin, attracted by the quiet lifestyle of the people and the rich endowment of forests, fields, and streams bordered by the sea, they saw that measures were needed to preserve that balance while living on the verges of a growing city. They literally spent the rest ...