CRD Regional Parks activities this weekend

Valentine’s Day art at Francis/King Saturday, winter animal behaviour at Mill Hill Sunday

Capital Regional District (CRD) Artist-in-residence Joanne Thomson is giving some of her art to kids 16 years and older to enhance any way they see fit, during two one-hour sessions tomorrow (Feb. 14) in Francis/King Regional Park.

Participants can select one of Thomson’s drawings of their favourite Francis/King park plant or animal and use it to create their own unique piece of art, using silhouettes and artist crayons.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required in advance by calling 250-478-3344.

For kids eight and under, a CRD Regional Parks naturalist will lead an educational tour of Mill Hill Regional Park in Langford on Sunday, exploring what it’s like for animals in the winter. “What are the animals up to in the winter forest?” the tour asks, and will involve looking for raccoon winter food, finding good spots for hibernation and playing animal games in the woods.

Interested participants are asked to meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue before 1 p.m. Sunday. This event is restricted to people only, so please leave your pets at home.

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