The new Young Naturalists leader at Scout Island Paula Laita shows Aiden Oliviera one of the shells in the marine tank.

Young Naturalists gear up for fall

The Williams Lake chapter of Young Naturalists Club of British Columbia is planning some great outings for the fall and winter.

The Williams Lake chapter of Young Naturalists Club of British Columbia is planning some great outings for the fall and winter.

Kids ages five to 12 meet each month to discover nature in their own neighbourhoods, explore local ecosystems, learn about native plants and wildlife and take part in environmental actions to protect their habitat.

Some of you may have met our delightful new leader, Paula Laita.

She was part of our 2013 summer team, and has led programs for us during the 2013-14 school year.

Paula is an experienced naturalist in her native Spain, and has been enthusiastically getting to know the very different life forms here.

Last Tuesday was an Explorer Day for Young Naturalists Club member.  During the evening the group car-pool to visit the caves near Bond Lake to enjoy nature and wait for the bats to come out so they could study the bats and listen to them on bat detectors.

For more information on joining the Young Naturalists contact Sue Hemphill at 250-398-8532 or

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