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2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

2020 Summer Camp – Big Bar Ranch

The Nature Vancouver Summer Camp in 2020 will be a drive-in camp at Big Bar Ranch near Clinton, BC. Two camps of one week each will be held from July 5 to12 and July 12 to 19. Members who prefer cabin accommodation can contact Big Bar Ranch for more information and reservations at BigBarRanch.com. Telephone 1-877-655–2333 or 250-459-2333. Download a PDF copy of the 2020 Camp Application and Information package from the link below: See the report of the camp…

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Nature on the Hill Day

Nature on the Hill Day

Appeal to Nature Vancouver members – Contact your MP in Support of Nature Nature Canada is organizing a rally “Nature on the Hill Day” in Ottawa on February 4th, to support Canada’s targets of 17% protection of land/freshwater and 10% protection of coastal/marine water, by 2020. In addition, this rally supports the Green Budget Coalition’s recommendations for investments in Nature in the 2020-21 federal budget.  BC Nature is sending two representatives to the rally.  Nature Vancouver is encouraging our members to…

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NFB “the Whale and the Raven” at Vancity Theatre

NFB “the Whale and the Raven” at Vancity Theatre

Following three sold-out shows at the Vancouver International Film Festival last fall, the NFB film “the Whale and the Raven” will be at Vancity Theatre from Friday Jan 10 to Thursday Jan 16. Journeying into BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, German documentarian and cultural anthropologist Mirjam Leuze investigates the potential impact of a liquefied natural gas exporting plant and increased tanker traffic on this stunning ecosystem. Not only are we introduced to the remarkable people who call this place home and oppose…

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2019 VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS

2019 VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS

SUMMARY by Compiler Peter Candido The 2019 Vancouver Christmas Bird Count took place on December 14th under good conditions, ranging from cloudy with showers in some areas and some clear patches in the morning to broken clouds and partly sunny in the afternoon.  Winds were light at 6-9 km/h. and visibility was very good for the coastal portions. THE SPECIES TOTAL STANDS AT 126, surpassing last year’s 121 species. Thanks to all who made this a very successful day! There was a record-high number…

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2020 Nature Vancouver Photo Competition

2020 Nature Vancouver Photo Competition

Members of Nature Vancouver are invited to submit photographs for the annual photo competition. Photos may be submitted during the month of February to Ron Long by EMAIL. All entries and winners will be presented at the general meeting on March 26. Judges will select first, second and third in each category plus the best in show. Photos may be submitted in these categories:  Birds, Botany,  Mammals, Insects and Spiders, and Other Natural History. A total of ten photographs per photographer…

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New Year’s Day Walk

New Year’s Day Walk

Twenty two members and two guests participated in this walk to start the new year. We started at Garry Point Park, at the South West corner of Richmond, and walked first around the park and then along Richmond West Dyke to Williams Road and back to Steveston for lunch at Shady Island Sea Food and Bar. After a couple of days of torrential rain, first day of 2020 turned out be sunny and mild. Due to a high tide most…

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2019 Christmas Social

2019 Christmas Social

Our Annual Christmas Social was held on Thursday, December 12 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. About 75 members attended and brought food to share. Hot apple cider, coffee, and tea was provided. Lots of visiting, celebrating the holiday season, and eating a variety of delicious food, with hot spiced apple cider. Thank you to all who contributed to the banquet of food. Thank you also to Elly Brok who, even though she was unable to attend, helped Susan Garber with…

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NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

NV Camp Committee – Request for Volunteers

The Nature Vancouver camp committee is working hard to prepare for the 2020 drive-in Summer Camp at Big Bar and also to choose and get approvals for a location for the 2021 Alpine Camp. If NV camps are going to be offered each summer we need help to keep things moving forward. We need more members to serve on the Camp Committee. We also need members to take on specific roles which do not require attending meetings, or rarely attending…

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Hayward Lake 🌿 2019-11-16 Trip Report —

Hayward Lake 🌿 2019-11-16 Trip Report —

3 cheerful hikers braved a drizzle for a lovely 16km walk through beautiful second-growth forest along Hayward Reservoir Trail, East of Mission. Hairsine Inlet floating bridge is still closed. A well-maintained easy trail with cumulative ascent of 385m, including 30m for the fantastic Steelhead Falls viewpoint. We saw many mushrooms, and loved the scent of well-named Vanilla Leaf. I would like to thank the Norwegian Weather Service for correctly predicting hourly rainfall of half millimetre per hour yr.no . Photos…

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A Walk in Bear Habitat

A Walk in Bear Habitat

Trip Report by Leader David Cook On Thursday, August 1st., 2019, seventeen persons participated in this joint event for Nature Vancouver and the North Shore Black Bear Society (www.northshorebears.com). Two habitats were selected for this event. One was in the coniferous forest of Lynn Canyon Park where bears had been foraging for insects in logs, and the other was in the adjacent Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve beneath Hydro lines where berry bushes and mountain ash had grown up to supply the…

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