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Month: October 2019

Tree Swallow Nesting Box Program

Tree Swallow Nesting Box Program

Report by Dr. Peter R.B. Ward Cascade Bird Box Team has been working at McCleery Golf Course, other City of Vancouver courses and several private golf courses since 2014. We have achieved a steady growth in the summer population of Tree Swallows, with the co-operation of Golf Course superintendents. These birds are really good at controlling insects, and are a pleasure to watch. They are dependent for breeding on the presence of a suitable hole in a tree or a…

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BC Nature Fall General Meeting 2019

BC Nature Fall General Meeting 2019

Hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists Report by Janet Snell: Photos by Bengül Kurtar & Janet Snell   This past week-end (Oct. 3 to Oct. 6), the BC Nature Fall General Meeting was hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists in the Pitt River area bordered by the Fraser River, Pitt River wetlands and the rugged Coastal Mountains. It is an area greatly impacted by the development of the Lower Mainland. This was an opportunity to see the work being carried out by local…

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Wild Things wins the BC Museum Associations Award of Merit: (Excellence in Exhibitions category)

Wild Things wins the BC Museum Associations Award of Merit: (Excellence in Exhibitions category)

It takes a lot of Volunteers to win an Award The exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives is a co-production between the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and Nature Vancouver.  Wild Things opened in June 2018 and has been extended to January 12, 2020 due to its popularity with school groups and other museum visitors.  In writing this celebratory blog I hope to convey the power of volunteerism.  Since this is three years after the project began,…

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Cheakamus Lake 🌿Trip report 2019-09-30

Cheakamus Lake 🌿Trip report 2019-09-30

15 hikers went to Cheakamus Lake on a beautiful sunny Monday. We pooled into 5 cars, and found the dreaded gravel road in pretty good condition for city cars, only a couple of hundred potholes. We walked at a slow pace, found dozens of mushrooms and enjoyed the view of snow on surrounding mountains. See calendar notice page.

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