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Thursday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Ecolodge Classroom @ Tofino Botanical Gardens
$5 at the door

Whether you are into bugs that break down decaying forest debris and turn over soil or sea butterflies that help us monitor ocean acidification, there is something to capture your heart in this year’s Raincoast Speaker Series. Join us for 5 different topics from January to March, each an in-depth examination of one special tiny yet fascinating creature. Expert speakers will share their tales of discovery, and the big roles these tiny animals play.

Raincoast Speaker Series punchcard – attend all five topics to be entered in a draw for an amazing prize!

New this year we will be offering the series in parallel in Ucluelet and Tofino. That means two opportunities to see each speaker.

Thank you to Pacific Sands Beach Resort for providing accommodation for our speakers again this year!

The Bees Needs: Why pollinators are in trouble and how you can support them with flowers

You’ve probably seen it in the news: the bees are in trouble.  Much of the press is on the managed honey bee, an important component of agricultural systems.  But many of the earth’s 20,000 other species of bee—and some of the 450 species we have here in BC—are experiencing population declines, and these insects provide essential pollination services not only to crops but also to wild plants.  What can you do to help provide the bees needs, and reduce their risk of extinction?  In this presentation, you’ll learn about the amazing diversity of wild pollinators, how critical they are for plant reproduction, and how gardens as well as natural areas can provide both food and nests to support them.


Bulletin Effective: January 23 - January 25

⚠️Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill is reopen to essential travel only (in passenger vehicles & light pick-ups) between 8:00am and 12:00pm (Noon) on Saturday, Jan. 25. After this, the road will be closed in order to install a bridge. Thank you for postponing your travel to Tofino this weekend.