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Victoria Day Explore Victoria Book Signing!

May 20 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Free

Join Munro’s Books on Victoria Day to meet the authors of four local books: Collin Varner’s 50 Keystone Flora Species of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest and 50 Keystone Fauna Species of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest; Taryn Eyton’s Backpacking on Vancouver Island; and Dave Doroghy and Graeme Menzies’ 111 Places in Victoria That You Must Not Miss!

12:00-1:30 p.m.: Collin Varner and Taryn Eyton

About 50 Keystone Flora Species of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest:
A keystone species is an organism that defines and supports an entire ecosystem, filling a vital ecological niche. Without these species, the ecosystem would be radically altered or even collapse. This pocket-sized field guide by bestselling naturalist Collin Varner highlights 50 keystone trees, flowering plants, fruit-bearing plants, marine plants, and fungi found across the Pacific Northwest bioregion—including Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, Large-leafed Lupine, Wild Mint, Salal, Salmonberry, Marine Eelgrass, Red-belted Polypore, and more. Each entry features clear photography, etymology, descriptions, habitat information, risks and warnings. This convenient and easy reference is perfect for casual walkers, hikers, campers, and beachcombers, and draws awareness to the importance of conservation and protection of these crucial species.

About 50 Keystone Fauna Species of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest:

A keystone species is an organism that defines and supports an entire ecosystem, filling a vital ecological niche. Without these species, the ecosystem would be radically altered or even collapse. This pocket-sized field guide by bestselling naturalist Collin Varner highlights 50 keystone birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, fish, shellfish, and mollusks found across the Pacific Northwest bioregion—including the American Crow, Bald Eagle, American Beaver, California Sea Lion, Sea Otter, Orca, Coyote, Grizzly Bear, Giant Pacific Octopus, Chinook Salmon, Pacific Tree Frog, Pacific Banana Slug, Mixed Bumblebee, and more. Each entry features clear photography, etymology, descriptions, habitat information, risks and warnings. This convenient and easy reference is perfect for casual walkers, hikers, campers, beachcombers, sailors, paddlers, and whale watchers, and draws awareness to the importance of conservation and protection of these crucial species.

About Backpacking on Vancouver Island:

Discover 35 of Vancouver Island’s best day hikes and overnight trips. Vancouver Island is home to legendary backpacking routes, and this expertly researched book takes you to the best of the best, whether you’re looking for a weekend trip to a mountain peak, a multi-day adventure to a secluded beach, or an easy day trip to a waterfall. The author, Taryn Eyton, is an experienced backpacker and Leave No Trace Master Educator. In addition to sharing the best backpacking routes on the Island, she provides practical advice to promote fun wilderness experiences and minimize your environmental impact. Every featured backpacking trip includes: Elevation, distance, and time information Route descriptions and trail maps Points of cultural and natural history Tips on where to camp and where to find water Information about fees, permits, and reservations.

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dave Doroghy and Graeme Menzies

About 111 Places in Victoria That You Must Not Miss:

Authors Dave Doroghy and Graeme Menzies take you to find the cool, the quirky, and the unusual places hidden in Victoria amidst the fascinating architecture and glorious outdoor scenery. Visit the place where author Rudyard Kipling slept. Explore Canada’s largest ant farm. Answer the call of nature in a pub’s haunted loo. Or take a date to a secluded, waterfront fish-and-chips shop. See the world’s tallest totem pole while it still stands. If it’s history you’re after, consider that James Cook was the first non-indigenous person to set foot near here in 1778. Later, the Hudson’s Bay Company established the spot as a trading post, naming it Fort Victoria after the reigning British queen. Vestiges of the old British Empire can still be spotted in the majestic colonial buildings in the inner harbor, the red double decker buses on its busy streets and the occasional old fashioned British telephone booths.

WHEN: Monday, May 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: At Munro’s Books, 1108 Government St. Outside, weather permitting, or inside the store.
WHAT: Book signings with Collin Varner, Taryn Eyton, Dave Doroghy, and Graeme Menzies
HOW: This event is free to attend.