Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

On a beautiful October day last fall, my partner Alex and I set out to hike Cowichan Bay’s iconic Mt. Tzouhalem. Winding our way through the forest trails we reached our near-panoramic viewpoint and settled down for a rest when I noticed the unusual texture of...
Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Howdy and happy first day of Pisces, readers! It’s also the first day of reading break for my fellow UVic students and I — indeed, a much needed breath of fresh air — and to celebrate, I spent my day designing jewellery, walking around my very windy...
Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Natural Hazards Journal & the Undersea Eruption near Tonga

Hey readers, I’m excited to be writing today about a new project I have on the go: keeping a natural disaster journal. Keeping an active record of the abrupt geomorphic changes that can take place at a moments notice helps me stay present, practice gratitude for...
Pedology: Soil, a Finite Resource

Pedology: Soil, a Finite Resource

The study of soil science fascinates me. Last year, during an introductory physical geography lecture, it was brought to my attention how diverse and intricate soil networks are, and how the geomorphic processes we observe across Canada correspond to the soil types...
Cherry Point Beach

Cherry Point Beach

Yesterday, my mom brought me down to one of her favourite beaches here in Cobble Hill, British Columbia. Cherry Point Beach is a beautiful hidden gem located about 6km North of Mill Bay, easily accessible to us in our Cowichan Bay family home. It’s one of my...