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James C.




North Saanich, BC
Hometown: Comox

Organizer since:

March 24, 2014

What do you hope to learn from this meetup?

I hope to meet like-minded nature lovers and expand my knowledge about nature.

Do you have an area of knowledge you may want to share with members?

Yes, I grew up on Vancouver island and have been a naturalist here for over 40 years (omg!). I am an ornithologist and an instructor on bird behaviour and identification of birds. I have worked in Forestry, have a solid knowledge of native trees, wild herbs, edible plants, edible mushrooms, and have taken courses in west coast native culture and ethnobotany. I teach Birding Basics and the Marine Birds Course through U.Vic's Continuing Studies and at Swan Lake nature Sanctuary.


James Clowater is an ornithologist and naturalist whose interest and excitement about the natural world covers such diverse topics as forestry, botany, marine ecology, ornithology, and Ethnobotany. More at: http://naturevict...­

What James C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great people!

Annual Membership dues

CAD20.00 per year or $3.00/outing

This covers: Administration, organizing, expenses and maintenance fees

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “I can accept cash in person when you attend your first outing. Please have the payment in an envelop with your name clearly printed on the outside.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • If the Meetup Group closes and you have attended less than 1 events, you will be entitled to a refund of membership dues.

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