NatureTalks: The Wild Life of Darkwoods

NatureTalks: The Wild Life of Darkwoods

November 21, 2018

Nelson, BC

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentations begin at 7 p.m.

Venue: The Hume Hotel, 422 Vernon Street, Nelson

Tickets: This event is free, but please register onlineto reserve your space.

Come out for a special night of stories about the plants and animals that make Darkwoods an internationally important conservation area.

Large old-growth on Darkwoods. (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)Large old-growth on Darkwoods. (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Ten years ago, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) acquired Darkwoods from a German duke who had held it as a Cold War refuge since the 1960s. Protected from large-scale development for all those years, many wild creatures thrived in the duke’s refuge.

Over the past decade, NCC has supported many research projects on the land, encouraging conservation biologists to explore the vast conservation area in an effort to learn the secrets and successes of the wild plants and animals that call Darkwoods home. This evening will introduce you to a few of those explorers as they share the exciting discoveries they have made in this vast mountain land

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