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November 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Witty Woodpeckers
Winter is upon us and woodpeckers are working hard to find food! On this Explorer Day, we will learn about the different types of woodpeckers we have in BC, what types of homes they inhabit for the winter and all about their highly specialized beaks and tongues, which help them find food.
We will be joining in on a walk led by a CRD naturalist through the beautiful Francis/King Regional Park. The park is home to some of the largest Douglas fir trees in the Victoria area.
Location: Francis/King Regional Park in Saanich.  We will meet as a group first, to sign in and then join the Naturalist for the walk at 10 am.
Please RSVP here if you plan on joining us.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
P.S. here’s a family challenge: see who can say ‘wonderful witty woodpeckers’ five times and still make sense!


November 17, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.