Reader photos: Oak Bay shows off its shoreline, wildlife and book-loving fun

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Saturday, June 16 In-seine sailfins, shrimps and sea slugs are on tap with researchers from the Royal BC Museum as they conduct a beach seine at Willows Beach. As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimps and other invertebrates, will be brought into shore using a large net. Everyone will get an up-close look at what lives in the eelgrass forest beneath the waves. Friends of Uplands Park will provide small nets and containers for you to catch critters. At the end, you can return your collection to the sea. Participation by donation to the Royal BC Museum. Meet at the north end of Willows Beach from noon to 2 p.m. (Ron Carter photo)

Saturday, June 16 In-seine sailfins, shrimps and sea slugs are on tap with researchers from the Royal BC Museum as they conduct a beach seine at Willows Beach. As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimps and other invertebrates, will be brought into shore using a large net. Everyone will get an up-close look at what lives in the eelgrass forest beneath the waves. Friends of Uplands Park will provide small nets and containers for you to catch critters. At the end, you can return your collection to the sea. Participation by donation to the Royal BC Museum. Meet at the north end of Willows Beach from noon to 2 p.m. (Ron Carter photo)

A collection of photos from the past week or so, including a little video from Oak Bay Marina.

 

Musical read                                Little free libraries in the area tend to attract attention. ‘I just love finding something to trade and read,’ says reader Gail Mackay. ‘The boxes are so clever but the box with the grand piano is really artistic.’ Send your reader photos to editor@oakbaynews.com. (Gail Mackay photo)

Musical read Little free libraries in the area tend to attract attention. ‘I just love finding something to trade and read,’ says reader Gail Mackay. ‘The boxes are so clever but the box with the grand piano is really artistic.’ Send your reader photos to editor@oakbaynews.com. (Gail Mackay photo)

Oak Bay News reader photographer Arlene Bethune snagged a series of boating shots off the shores of Oak Bay for this year’s Great Faces and Special Places set for print in the Oak Bay News in July. Share your images with the community; email editor@oakbaynews.com. (Arlene Bethune photo)

Oak Bay News reader photographer Arlene Bethune snagged a series of boating shots off the shores of Oak Bay for this year’s Great Faces and Special Places set for print in the Oak Bay News in July. Share your images with the community; email editor@oakbaynews.com. (Arlene Bethune photo)

Reader photos: Oak Bay shows off its shoreline, wildlife and book-loving fun