Autor and eagle expert David Hancock speaks to a group of listeners at the kick-off event of Season of the Wild at Sandpiper Golf Course on Oct. 12. Season of the Wild runs from October to January, highlighting local wildlife with special events across Agassiz-Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Autor and eagle expert David Hancock speaks to a group of listeners at the kick-off event of Season of the Wild at Sandpiper Golf Course on Oct. 12. Season of the Wild runs from October to January, highlighting local wildlife with special events across Agassiz-Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Season of the Wild 2022 kicks off

Event series highlights local wildlife, fall to winter

Even as the weather gets cooler, there’s so much to discover in the great outdoors.

Tourism Harrison’s Season of the Wild makes its triumphant return this year, running a variety of outdoor events from October to January. It began at Sandpiper Golf Course near Harrison Mills (14282 Morris Valley Road) with a kick-off event featuring expert speakers on local wildlife, seasonal local food and live music by Ryan McAllister.

Earthwise Agassiz (6031 Golf Road) is participating in this year’s Season of the Wild with an upcoming open house on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event begins with a demonstration of aquatic species monitoring from biologist Dr. Mike Pearson. Participants will learn more about aquatic habitats and how to identify key species.

RELATED: Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Guests will also be invited on guided tours of Earthwise Agassiz, showcasing the environmental restoration and invasive species removal work done through the organization.

The aquatic species demonstration is free to attend, but registration is appreciated by contacting info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

Some other events also on deck for November during Season of the Wild include:

– Season of the Wild at Kilby Historic Site: Sunday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes salted salmon samples and crafts)

– Pacific Salmon: The Struggle Home at Agassiz-Harrison Museum: Nov. 8 to 23

– Shoreline Tours with Saquility JJ Louis: Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

RELATED: Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Introduced in 2022, Season of the Wild is a tribute to the former Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, which took place during mid-November with the peak of the southern migration of bald eagles. The eagles would traditionally descend on the Harrison River to feast on spawning salmon.

Stay updated on upcoming events at tourismharrison.ca.

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