Promoting the enjoyment and understanding of nature for naturalists and the public.

Upcoming Events

Hiking Guide

Christmas Bird Count 2021

Held: Sunday, December 26th, 2021 AM/PM. Sharp-shinned hawk image courtesy of Ian Routley.

Summary of Data


March 4, 2021 Letter to Jackie.Tegart.MLA  
and Letter to George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy RE: Managing Increased Camping and Backcountry Use Through Increased Funding for Rec Sites and Parks


Annual General Meeting 2021 Minutes


A Dedicated Volunteer: Bob Deadman


LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY REPORT: 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Outreach Trailer Upgrades 2020


Identifying Finches


Bird Song Opera (Mozart’s Magic Flute), sung by a cast of songbirds.

BC Nature E-News

Issue November 2021

Issue October 2021

Issue September 2021

Issue August 2021

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Nature in the Time of Physical Distancing


Website Photo Gallery: We invite you to share some photos of natural observations you may make from your home or on your solitary walks.  MJ will post them on our website for all of us to enjoy. For example, happy to see Sage buttercups in the yard this past week, and Geoff has a bobcat recorded, last week on his property.


Virtual Bird Count: As the Spring arrival of various birds occurs, maybe a note of first sightings? Mountain bluebirds and meadowlarks are here now. We suggest two ways to track these. First, entering these sightings on eBird would be terrific.  It's not hard to register and participate and it is solid citizen science.  Maybe people will find a little extra time to do this?


Secondly, sightings can be shared and posted to our ever-growing list.

View our Photo Gallery and Virtual Bird Count
​Bat Condominium


A bat condominium went up on January 26, 2018 at the Lower Spawning Channel, Lillooet BC. Now we wait for the spring and the bats!


Doug Grossler – pole and platform

Sheldon Andrew – concrete and placing pole

Scott Bodaly – master carpenter

John Redan – crew

Kim North – Splitrock site supervisor and rock crew

Vivian BJ – mad conductor and rock crew

Professional consultation and design – Dr. Cori Lausen

Cost of basic condo material paid by ‘Got Bats?’, other materials and time donated

Mascot dog – ‘Mylu’

Pole in Concrete

Pole in Concrete

Condo Core

Condo Core

Rocks and Sand into Core

Rocks and Sand into Core

Connecting Chambers

Connecting Chambers

Condo Roof

Condo Roof

Condo Roofing

Condo Roofing

Condo Crew

Condo Crew

Finale with cupola

Finale with cupola

BC Nature AGM and conference at Lillooet, BC

Canyon to Alpine

May 4 – 6, 2017

REPORT to BC Nature and funders (PDF)
Summary of Evaluations including comments (PDF)
Canyon to Alpine

Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition

The Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition is now available for purchase. It covers 32 day hikes that take you from the arid interior drylands of the Fraser Canyon to the high alpine. The revised and expanded second edition includes:

  • trail and access information with 12 new hikes

  • route maps and topographical information

  • over 100 new colour photos showcasing each hike

  • expanded natural history section

Out of town orders:


Book Review by Lynette Grants for BC Nature

Read the monthly articles from the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society.

Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events

LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.

Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.

Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!

Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.

The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.

Salmon in the Canyon - FraserFEST

Held: Saturday, August 5th, 2018 Time: 3 - 9 PM

Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground

Come celebrate the greatest salmon spawning river in the world. 


Games & activities, information booths, Farmers Market, local artist booths, locally grown and harvested food prepared in Lillooet, music by local performers and featureing Rachelle van Zanten from the Cariboo. Bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for supper.


Sponsored by Cayoose Creek St'at'imc and Lillooet Naturalist Society. Poster.


Small-flowered Penstemon, Penstemon proc