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Month: November 2018

Mushrooms & Mosses in Cypress Falls Park

Mushrooms & Mosses in Cypress Falls Park

Leaders Anne Leathem, Teresa Gagne & Denis Laplante Report and photos by Denis Laplante On Sunday,  November 18, 2018, twelve members participated in this field trip with the object of studying mosses, lichen and fungi. There were so many interesting mosses, lichens and tiny mushrooms that it took us 20 minutes to get past the parking lot! Anywhere we stopped, a marvellous miniature beauty was waiting, and sunshine helped. A few people were misled by my glib “moderate walk in the…

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Cerise Creek Hike

Cerise Creek Hike

Leader Bill Kinkaid – Trip report by Charlene Stanford  On October 27, 2018, a bleary-eyed (for Les and I), but smooth 7am start to our day at St David’s Church in North Van. Our group of nine consolidated into three vehicles, and hit the road right on time. We had a pit stop in Pemberton, and got to the chilly trailhead at about 10am, starting our hike at 10:15am. The  trail was in good condition and a bit icy in spots…

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Black Bear Habitat Walk

Black Bear Habitat Walk

Trip Report by Leader David Cook Sixteen persons participated in the black bear habitat walk in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) and Lynn Canyon Park, on August 12, 2018. The field trip was organized jointly by Nature Vancouver and the North Shore Black Bear Society. The route took us through two types of bear feeding habitats. First, a low scrub beneath the Hydro lines in LSCR where bears forage for berries. Second, a coniferous forest in Lynn Canyon Park where…

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Cypress Provincial Park – Geology Hike

Cypress Provincial Park – Geology Hike

Trip report by Leader DavidCook  On August 5, 2018, fifteen members participated in this field trip, organized jointly by Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. We walked part way up the Collins Ski Run keeping faithfully to my self-guiding field trip of Cypress geology. A PDF copy is available HERE. The intent was to continue on to the first peak of Mt Strachan as had been done in the past where there is an interesting glacial pavement displaying…

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