We will spend the day visiting local farms with waterfowl issues. We will hear first-hand the impacts of grazing swans from farmers and suggestions from leading experts in the field on how to mitigate these issues with proven practices and new initiatives. While touring we will detour to some of the Trumpeter Swan hot spots where the swan fanciers can feast their eyes. Swan numbers will be low at this time of the year as swans are just beginning to arrive for winter, but you can be guaranteed that a few early arrivals will have settled in for the winter. The tour will be led by Graeme Fowler, a Vancouver Island expert who regularly deals with waterfowl and farm issues. The tour cost includes a delicious lunch at Vimy Hall put on by the Somenos Womens Institute. Please dress appropriately for walking and for the weather.
To learn more about the Conference: http://www.trumpeterswansociety.org/index.html
*Please note prices on TSS website prices are in US dollars
For more information contact the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society:
Paul Fletcher: firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-732-0462
Elizabeth Bailey: email@example.com, 250-884-0749