Comox Valley Naturalists Soc.
Puntledge River Trail Nature Walk
Comox Valley Nature (Comox Valley Naturalists Society) is kicking off their spring lineup of nature outings with a guided walk along the Puntledge River on Saturday, March 10. The public is invited to attend this walk which will be on the east side of the river starting from the dam just below Comox Lake. The walk, which will take 2-2 1/2 hours, will pass through second growth forest with an interesting mixture of coniferous and deciduous trees as well as a variety of shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Along the way, there are good views of the river and some mergansers were spotted. The pathway is flat and well maintained with no elevation gain.
Those planning to attend should meet on Harmston Avenue in Courtenay, opposite the Old Church Theatre, at 9am for car pooling or at Comox Lake dam at 9:30am. To get to the dam, drive along Lake Trail Road until reaching a stop sign (look for the Fish and Game sign across the road) then turn left onto a logging road. Continue along the logging road to the dam. Parking is limited at the road side east of the dam but there is additional space on the other side of the dam. Wear good footwear and appropriate clothing. Water and a snack is also recommended.
This is the first of four public nature walks offered by Comox Valley Nature this spring. Other public walks include Cumberland Marsh on April 8, Puntledge/Ruth Masters Park on May 12 and Seal Bay Park on May 26. For more information on nature walks and to learn more about Comox Valley Nature, please go to our website at www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca
For more information about the March 10 nature walk, phone Robin at 250-339-4754
Puntledge River trail, CVNS Nature Walk.