Mushroom Art Cards Release – May 15

The Metchosin Foundation and the Metchosin ArtPod have collaborated again to produce the latest in our series of nature-inspired art cards, this one featuring common local mushrooms! The 2022 Mushroom Art Card set features the artwork of local artists and field guide descriptions by our local authors of the new book Mushrooms of British Columbia -- Kem Luther and Andy MacKinnon! The Mushroo ...

Metchosin Foundation Fundraiser at Bilston Creek Farm

The first guests arrive - previewing auction items The Foundation Board thanks Andrew & Melanie Penn, Calum Oliver and the rest of the outstanding Bilston Creek Farm team, for their generosity in hosting an amazing evening fund-raiser on December 16.   The unequalled ambiance of Bilston Creek Farm was the perfect setting for a covid-safe year-end event.  With ...

Conserve the Dark

We are very fortunate in Metchosin to have relatively dark night skies. People from around the CRD come here to take advantage of this increasingly rare situation (especially so close to an urban area). The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s star parties, hosted on the Metchosin Municipal grounds, have been very popular over the years as a way members of the public can have a chance to pee ...

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 ...