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Month: December 2018

2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count

Report by Peter Candido and Adrian Grant-Duff The 2018 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on December 16th.  The day began with overcast skies and a stiff E/SE wind, but the rain held off until near noon.  Because of the wind and sea conditions, the team for area Y (English Bay) was not able to get out on the boat as usual.  The post-count gathering included a hearty hot meal prepared by Jude Grass and a challenging bird quiz produced by Angela Bond….

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Thank-you to All Those Who Offered Interpretation Events for Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives in 2018

Thank-you to All Those Who Offered Interpretation Events for Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives in 2018

Far before the actual June 28th opening of Wild Things, many volunteers were busy creating displays and brainstorming event topics to offer the public on select Saturdays.  Thanks to these individuals, visitors to the co-produced exhibition had the opportunity to speak, one on one, with experts on various nature subjects. Lynette Grants and Eva Nagy of Friends of Cypress Park Jude and Al Grass of Nature Vancouver Ron Long of Nature Vancouver Danielle Dagenais of South Coast Bat Conservation Society Lori…

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Annual Christmas Social

Annual Christmas Social

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, over hundred members and guests attended the 8th Annual Christmas Social at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Members contributed a variety of sweet and savory finger food. Hot apple cider, coffee, and tea was provided.  Leaders of NatureKids BC were invited to this social evening. The President of NatureKids BC, Cynthia Berg, presented a short history of how Nature Vancouver helped establish Young Naturalists of BC, now known as NatureKids BC.  As a part of the…

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Logging in Manning & Skagit Provincial Parks

Logging in Manning & Skagit Provincial Parks

Express your Concerns Nature Vancouver members may be aware that logging is taking place in the ‘donut hole’ surrounded by Manning and Skagit Provincial Parks. This logging is visible from Hwy #3, just east from Sumallo Grove. BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is inviting comments from stakeholder groups regarding proposals to expand the logging area.   You can email your concerns to: Qingcen.Cai@gov.bc.ca. Qingcen Cai is the Planning Forester with BC Timber Sales, in charge of receiving public comments. Copy your letter to your…

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Jericho Park Birding

Jericho Park Birding

Trip report by Leader Adrian Grant Duff Seventeen members participated in this field trip, on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, in ideal weather conditions. We tallied 29 species including Brown creeper, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Sparrows (20) and Horned Grebes (2).

Dipper Quest – Birding Field Trip

Dipper Quest – Birding Field Trip

Leader Larry Cowan, trip report by Colin Klasen On Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, twenty participants enjoyed a dry and mostly-sunny day exploring the MapleRidge/Pitt Meadows area with leader Larry Cowan and saw a total of 27 species at 3 locations. The first stop was at Maple Ridge Park on 232 Avenue, looking for the AmericanDipper. The first one was found within a few minutes of scanning the AlouetteRiver and the second one 10 minutes later 200 meters upstream. This fairly…

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