Naturalist Kris Andrews is an avid artist and local photographer who finds many bird subjects to photograph on hikes around the region and right at Scout Island Nature Centre. This beautiful photograph (right)  is of a Northern Saw Whet Owl who lives at Scout Island. In spite of being mobbed by chickadees

Naturalist Kris Andrews is an avid artist and local photographer who finds many bird subjects to photograph on hikes around the region and right at Scout Island Nature Centre. This beautiful photograph (right) is of a Northern Saw Whet Owl who lives at Scout Island. In spite of being mobbed by chickadees

Introduction to birding coming up

Scout Island Nature Centre will host a Great Backyard Bird Count event on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Scout Island Nature Centre will host a Great Backyard Bird Count event on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The count will happen at the nature centre from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Leaders will introduce the Great Backyard Bird Count and talk about how local people have contributed to the program in the past.

Participants will have an opportunity to look a specimen birds that might be seen in and around Williams Lake, then take a walk around the nature centre to look at various birds and observe birds in the centre’s feeders.

After the walk participants will have the opportunity to make a pinecone bird feeder to take home for their own yards.

Children must be accompanied by an adult on the activity adventures planned at Scout Island.

For more information call Julianne at 250-392-5375 or email j_trelenberg@hotmail.com.