Browsed by
Author: Kelly Sekhon

Yew Lake / Bowen Lookout Discovery Walk – 5 August 2019

Yew Lake / Bowen Lookout Discovery Walk – 5 August 2019

Joint Trip with Friends of Cypress Provincial Park  Trip Report by Jane Srivastava On a sunny, hot BC Day, Gail Ross, former Park Ranger, led ten curious walkers, ranging in age from their 3rd decade to their 9th (and including a special visitor from Laos)  on a leisurely walk / hike through this beautiful area.  We were introduced to giant, ancient trees and miniscule sundew, fringed grass of Parnassus and  green bog orchid in the meadows, coral root in the old…

Read More Read More

2019 Summer Camp – Niut Lakes

2019 Summer Camp – Niut Lakes

The 2019 Nature Vancouver summer camps were held in the spectacular Niut Range, just to the west of Tatlayoko Lake, or two hundred kilometres west of Williams Lake.  Located at the tree line at 2000 metres, the camps offered abundant opportunities for botanizing, birding and rambling ranging from easy strolls to more vigorous all-day hikes.  The first camp ran from July 21st to  28th with the second camp running from July 28th to August 4th. Camp managers were Nigel Peck for week one…

Read More Read More

A Tour Through Black Bear Country – 1 August 2019

A Tour Through Black Bear Country – 1 August 2019

A joint field trip with the North Shore Black Bear Society Trip Report by Leader David Cook Seventeen members walked in a section of forest in Lynn Canyon Park where bears have been foraging for insects in rotten logs. We also looked at a den, possibly of coyotes. We left the forest and crossed Lillooet Road into the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and walked the Richard Juren trail beneath Hydro lines where there were good crops of fruit-bearing plants and…

Read More Read More

Geology of Caulfeild Park and the coastline of Burrard Inlet -30 July 2019

Geology of Caulfeild Park and the coastline of Burrard Inlet -30 July 2019

Trip Report by Leader David Cook Sixteen members attended this walkabout of the rocky bluffs of Caulfeild Park, West Vancouver. It was a joint event for Nature Vancouver and the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society. The weather was perfect which allowed easy walking over the smoothed rocky bluffs which would have been slippery if it had been raining. This location shows us a beautiful example of an intrusion breccia and illustrates, frozen in time, how the granitoid rocks of the North…

Read More Read More

Black Mountain – Eagle Bluff Hike – July 20, 2019

Black Mountain – Eagle Bluff Hike – July 20, 2019

Trip Report by Leader Anne Leathem There were eight eager hikers who climbed Black Mountain to view the Lions and the Vancouver skyline on a gorgeous sunny day. We hiked across the plateau in the cool trees enjoying the slight breeze. We stopped for photos and to admire the white rhododendron and copperbush flowers. We had an avid botanist and a dedicated photographer recording flora and fungi. The Chipmunks and Ravens entertained us on the Bluff and a Raven managed to…

Read More Read More

Blue Gentian Lake Hike – May 8, 2019

Blue Gentian Lake Hike – May 8, 2019

Leader Lynn Grant. Trip report by Laura Cottle It was a misty, nine am start for our hike to Blue Gentian Lake and the clouds that covered Cypress suggested that we could expect more than mist on our hike. But the weather though damp was mild on our hike – a good temperature for exploring! We rendezvoused at the corner of Millstream Road and Eyremont Drive in West Vancouver. We were nine of us: Lynn plus Marion, Bengul, Azarm, Kate,…

Read More Read More

Yew Lake Area – Botany Walk with Friends Of Cypress Provincial Park

Yew Lake Area – Botany Walk with Friends Of Cypress Provincial Park

Leaders: Eva Nagy and Anne George Trip report by Eva Nagy On 13th July 2019, we arrived at Cypress Bowl at 10 am to find a large crowd of hikers. On this popular day, the ski area management decided to do some earth moving job to repair the ski slopes. A huge pile of dirt occupied a large part of the parking lot. Some driving lanes were set aside for the earthmoving equipment, thereby cutting down considerably on the parking spaces available closer to the trailhead….

Read More Read More

Indian Arm Boat Tour

Indian Arm Boat Tour

Trip organized by Bengül Kurtar Trip report by Deborah Simpson and Angela Bond On July 6, our group of 40 nature lovers boarded the Ocean Watch II for a tour of Indian Arm, a glacial fjord that extends 20 km north of Burrard Inlet. We set off just past high tide in calm waters; the cloudy and misty weather was positively framed by Captain Mitch as an “authentic west coast experience”. Mitch explained that Indian Arm is the traditional territory…

Read More Read More

Stanley Park Intertidal Exploration

Stanley Park Intertidal Exploration

Photos and trip report by Sheila Byers Ecosystems change with time whether it be seasonally or over a period of years. A visit to the rocky intertidal zone off Figurehead Point in Stanley Park on Sunday, June 16, 2019 is a good example of changes to inhabitants within this community and this is my perspective on what’s happening. It was Father’s Day and a Dad and his daughter joined us on our beach exploration on the sandy and rocky intertidal…

Read More Read More

Lighthouse Park – Botany Walk

Lighthouse Park – Botany Walk

A joint event with Lighthouse Park Preservation Society Trip Report by Leader, David Cook On June 25, 2019, nineteen participants strolled along the trails of Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver. In the most pristine low elevation old-growth forest on the North Shore, we had an easily accessible opportunity to view this type of forest.  While the main theme of the day was old-growth ecology and the characteristics of an old-growth forest, subthemes were plant dispersal, fire history and the valiant attempts of…

Read More Read More

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!