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Homes for Turtles and Butterflies
With the help of many community partners, The Nature Trust is delighted to announce the purchase of the Park Rill Creek property. 

Located in the White Lake Basin in the South Okanagan, this 32.2 hectare (80 acre) parcel is home to some of the most endangered and rare species in our province such as the endangered Half-moon Hairstreak butterfly and the rare Painted Turtle which is named after its distinguishing bright yellow and red stripes. And this area also provides important habitat for birds including the Sage Thrasher which nests in sagebrush. The property is rich with vegetation including aromatic gray sagebrush, desert grassland and broadleaf woodlands. Park Rill Creek winds through the property.

“The White Lake Basin is one of the gems in The Nature Trust of BC’s conservation land portfolio,” says Nick Burdock, Okanagan Conservation Land Manager. “The Park Rill Creek property is one of the finest examples of mixed riparian habitat along the Park Rill corridor. You really get the sense that this piece of land has been cared for in a way that protected its conservation values.”

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Brant Wildlife Festival
The Nature Trust of BC is coordinating the 2019 Brant Wildlife Festival in March and April on Vancouver Island with many community organizations and volunteers. The festival celebrates nature, especially Brant geese as they stop to rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach during their migration to their northern nesting grounds. The theme of this year's festival is Beaches, Marshes and Estuaries.

Check out the amazing variety of events from bird watching and river walks, to Weddings for Wildlife where couples can get married when they donate to support nature.
Keeping the Wild in Canada Presentation

As part of the Brant Wildlife Festival, The Nature Trust is hosting a presentation with one of our directors, Dr. Sarah Otto, a “genius” grant winner who will highlight Keeping the Wild in Canada: the state of birds and other wildlife in Canada.

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bayside Resort, Parksville

Tickets are $10 and available by calling 1.866.288.7878
Want to visit a Nature Trust of BC conservation property?

Check out our "Take a Walk in Nature" series in the Stories section of our website
Visit us online: www.naturetrust.bc.ca