Field trips to be led by David Cook during the June to September period will be as follows. Because of difficulties in scheduling so far ahead, dates will be decided on a month to month basis. Watch this space and weekly emails for further details or contact David by phone (604-924-0147) or personal email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Geology of Cypress Provincial Park. Jointly with Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. This will be an approximately 5 hour hike up the Collins Ski Run to Mt. Strachan in Cypress Provincial Park to view geology representative of the region. Elevation gain: 500 m.
2. Mosquito Creek old growth forest. Jointly with Old Growth Conservancy Society. An approximately 4 hour hike to view a forest of red cedar giants on the west side of Mosquito Creek, District of North Vancouver. Elevation gain: 300 m.
3. Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver. Jointly with Old Growth Conservancy Society. Ecology of an old growth forest. Approximately 3 hours. Elevation gain: 120 m.
4. Old Growth Conservancy in West Vancouver. Jointly with Old Growth Conservancy Society. An approximately 5 hour hike through old growth and second growth forest along the Trans Canada Trail, the Conservancy Crossing Trail, and mountain bike trails. Elevation gain: 180 m.
5. Black bear habitat (jointly with North Shore Black Bear Society). An approximately 3 hour walk along the Richard Juryn and Baden Powell Trails to Lookout Hill in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve where there is a prime black bear feeding area. You will learn about the natural foods of black bears and see many bear signs. Elevation gain: 130 m.
6. Yew Lake wetland and Yew Lake old growth forest to Bowen Lookout. Jointly with Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. Approximately 4 hours. Elevation gain: 120 m.