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Birds & Wildflowers of Horth Hill Park

Birds & Wildflowers of Horth Hill Park

On 31 March 2019, seventeen members and four guests participated in the annual trip to Horth Hill Park, an easy walk from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. It was a clear and warm spring day. It was a beautiful ferry ride. In Active Pass, we saw about two hundred Bonaparte’s Gulls, no way near the numbers reported only a few days ago. Just outside the Ferry Terminal Parking area we were greeted by a very robust Red-flowering Currant in full bloom,…

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Birding Trip to Reifel MBS

Birding Trip to Reifel MBS

Leader: John Chandler – Report: Neill Vanhinsberg On March 30th, 2019, about thirty persons participated in this bird walk. The day was sunny and getting warmer. Some of the participants had seen this walk posted on Nature Vancouver Meetup Group, so it was great to see quite a few new faces. We started with a look at the ducks by the entrance pond after John’s brief chat about the sanctuary and its founder. The group headed off and at the…

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2019 Photo Competition

2019 Photo Competition

On the evening of March 28, 2019 the room was packed in anticipation of the Annual Nature Vancouver Photography Competition and no one in the audience was disappointed. Nature Vancouver photographers demonstrated once again the wonderful range of great talent that is present in our society. Thirty two photographers submitted 252 photographs to the 2019 competition. Many thanks to Ron Long for organizing the competition, and presenting the submitted photos. The following gallery shows all the photos entered in the 2019 Photo Competition. Click…

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Night Quest

Night Quest

Report by Cynthia Crampton; Photos by Nigel Peck Night Quest is an annual event, held by Metro Vancouver, in Pacific Spirit Park, to experience nature at night. Two kilo meters of trails are lantern lit for exploration. This year’s event was held on Saturday, March 23rd. Clear weather brought out the crowds – estimated at 4,000.  Nature Vancouver has been involved with Night Quest since 2015. Volunteers from the Outreach Committee set up a couple of display tables of information about Nature…

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Nature Walk along Burnaby Lake and Brunette River

Nature Walk along Burnaby Lake and Brunette River

Nine members and two guests participated in this walk on St. Patrick’s Day. Some of us met at the Sperling SkTrain Station and walked over to Bill Copeland Sports Arena to meet the rest of the group. We started our walk along the North shore of the lake and had to be careful not to block the path of the runners and joggers, some of them dressed in all sorts of green outfits and funky hats. The cold weather in…

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Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

9 March 2019 – Leaders: Bev & Bill Ramey. Trip Report by Tom Lane It was a beautiful crisp morning that greeted us for the beginning of our nature hike in Pacific Spirit Park. Being my first nature walk here in Vancouver I was thrilled to have been invited and was looking forward to delving deeper into the flora and fauna of the park.  Being a bit of a ‘nature novice’, I was delighted to in the very capable hands…

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Streamkeepers Walk at Lynn Creek

Streamkeepers Walk at Lynn Creek

Trip report by Anne Leathem If we were salmon returning to Lynn Creek to spawn … what would we hope for? Wouldn’t it be nice to have sheltered pools behind large stumps and trees where we can rest as we fight our way against the current, and some climbable ladders to get around new obstacles up stream to our own spawning areas, some gravel beds in quiet water where we can clear a redd in which to lay our eggs,…

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2019 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fairs

2019 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fairs

BC Nature provides awards for regional science fairs for twelve regions in BC.  BC Nature has volunteers attending most of the regional science fair, but is still looking for someone to attend the Greater Vancouver Science Fair at UBC on April 6th, to present the awards in the junior and senior categories.  The BC Nature regional awards ($75 each) are for the best natural history project done by a student in grades 6 to 8 (junior ) and a student…

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Jericho Lands

Jericho Lands

The City of Vancouver, the Musqueam-Squamish-Tsleil-Waututh Nations and the Canada Lands Company are co-hosting two events to launch the planning program for the future of the Jericho Lands.  Learn about the process and share your ideas. Saturday March 2, from noon to 4 pm and Thursday, March 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, both at Jericho Hill Gymnasium. See more at www.vancouver.ca/Jericho-lands

Birding Jericho Park

Birding Jericho Park

Leader Al Grass. Trip Report and Photos by Devon Yu. About eight member participated in this outing on Saturday, 16 February, 2019. Al Grass filled in as the group leader for Adrian Grant Duff. It was cloudy with sunny breaks, the ground was covered with snow, and very slippery. The highlight of the day was the great horned owl, the calls of the crows leading us to find the owl. We tallied about 20 species including great horned owl, bald eagle,…

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