Wild Days! sponsored by the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society (SLSS) are free family nature walks held at various locations throughout the Slocan Lake watershed. In August 2016, three Wild Days! took families and community members out in the watershed for fun outdoor adventure and environmental learning. The 3-hour long programs encourage participants to explore and make sense of some of the small, wondrous creatures as well as large, spectacular features that surround our communities in the north Slocan Valley.
2016 Event Highlights
Saturday, August 6, 9 am-12 pm. Lakeshore Labyrinth
Took place along the Hills lakeshore and rail trail with cool, fun facts about geology, insects and other little creatures, and plants from local experts Richard Johnson, Daniel Hellyer, and Marcy Mahr. Participants: 47
Saturday, August 13, 9 am-12 pm. Creatures – Big and Small
Explored the Bear and Fish lakes pass and discovered fascinating habits of bears, toads, insects, and plants from local scientists Wayne McCrory, Daniel Hellyer, and Marcy Mahr.
Saturday, August 20, 9 am-12 pm. Mysteries of the Not So Deep
Unraveled the mysteries of aquatic insects, ecology, and riparian habitat at Springer Creek in Slocan led by Shanoon Bennett and Marcy Mahr.
Five local naturalists and scientists led the tours: Richard Johnson, Daniel Hellyer, Wayne McCrory, Shanoon Bennett, and Marcy Mahr representing a broad range of scientific disciplines that infused interesting natural wonders into each event.
The numbers of participants totaled 120 people!