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New Brighton Park Restoration

New Brighton Park Restoration

27 November, 2022 Update Submitted by Nigel Peck We had a great day at New Brighton Park. Perfect weather, a wonderful group of 13 volunteers, 5 of whom were helping for the first time. Newcomers Ross and Roz worked together up on the hillock, planting native roses digging out mega-holes for the two-gallon pot sized shrubs. On the eastern slope newcomers Jacqueline, Riis and Mark did a fabulous job planting Canadian and European Golden Rod, Douglas Aster and Large Leaved Lupines…

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Birding Walk at Point Roberts

Birding Walk at Point Roberts

Trip Report by Janet Snell and Jan Lowcock On Sunday, November 13, a group of nine enthusiastic birders visited Lighthouse Park in Point Roberts, Washington. For quite a few participants, this was their first visit to Point Roberts and we couldn’t have picked a better day. A sunny sky and calm seas provided good visibility and excellent conditions for birding. Point Roberts is a squarish peninsula that juts into the Salish Sea as the coastline turns the corner from south…

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Birding Walk in Terra Nova, Richmond

Birding Walk in Terra Nova, Richmond

Report by Nikhil Patwardhan On Saturday, October 29, 2022, ten members of Nature Vancouver participated in this walk led by Kelly Sekhon. Thankfully the rain had taken a break on Friday and we had cool overcast conditions to bird until it picked up again on Saturday night. Talk about perfect timing. The walk began with a short introduction to the area by Kelly as we stood near the parked cars. A Great Blue Heron stood guard near the shore while a flock…

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Birding Walk at Maplewood Flats

Birding Walk at Maplewood Flats

Report by Leona Axbey On Sunday, October 23, 2022, twelve members of  Nature Vancouver participated in this walk led by Leona Axbey and Maureen Collier. There were two keen photographers in the group, who are most welcome on these walks. The rain kindly agreed to cease for the day. We were off to a fine start with Elly spotting two female deer before our meetup. The tide was out so there wasn’t a whole lot we could see from the shore….

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Iona Regional Park Birding

Iona Regional Park Birding

Nature Vancouver held a birding field trip at Iona Regional Park on Thursday October 21, 2022, led by Jan Lowcock, Harvey Dueck and Michele Baudais.    A group of experienced and new birders scanned the outer ponds, wooded area, the adjacent section of the Fraser River and the mudflats at low tide.   The inner settling pond areas are now closed to the public, but the south ponds were viewed from the elevated walkway.   Eyes on the sky proved most rewarding…

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Hastings Park Sanctuary – 2022

Hastings Park Sanctuary – 2022

Report by Doug Cooper It’s been a while since my last report on the nature happenings at the sanctuary at Hasting Park. I was away for much of the spring and summer this year, so part of my report is from information posted by other users of the sanctuary green space.   An exciting find for me in early April was a Townsend’s Solitaire, I believe the first recorded sighting in the sanctuary. I had only my mobile phone with me and my…

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Nature Vancouver Trip to Adams River

Nature Vancouver Trip to Adams River

Trip Report by Cynthia Crampton From October 11th to 13th, 2022, thirty-two members of Nature Vancouver participated in this trip to witness the dominant year migration of the sockeye salmon. Twenty members traveled by Enjoy the Journey chartered bus, and twelve by private vehicles. We all stayed at the Sorrento Conference Centre, on the Shuswap Lake. After reaching the Centre, some of them settled in but most of them went down to visit Shuswap Lake, on the property.   Next day –…

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Fraser River Documentaries

Fraser River Documentaries

Nature Vancouver is one of many non-for-profit groups focused on environmental conservation and sustainable living that are working collaboratively with the production team to screen the documentary The Soul of the Fraser ( released in summer 2022) and the Heart of the Fraser (released in 2019). Through these screening events, we are hoping to reach out to our naturalist members and beyond, bring awareness and urgency to the critical conditions the Fraser River is in, and spur much needed actions…

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Shorebirds, Mudflats and Biofilm

Shorebirds, Mudflats and Biofilm

A new conservation priority for migratory shorebirds Learn how scientific research has identified why millions of shorebirds are licking the mud along our shared shoreline. Unfortunately shipping infrastructure such as the proposed Robert Bank Terminal 2 project planned in the #GreaterVancouver area is putting the world’s population of Western Sandpiper at risk. To speak up for protection of the birds and the #FraserEstuary click here. https://conserve.birdscanada.org/page/92991/action/1 For more information check out: https://www.birdscanada.org/conserve-birds/fraser-river-estuary

The Soul of the Fraser

The Soul of the Fraser

Nature Vancouver is one of many non-for-profit groups focused on environmental conservation and sustainable living that are working collaboratively with the production team to screen the documentary The Soul of the Fraser ( released in summer 2022) and the Heart of the Fraser (released in 2019). Through these screening events, we are hoping to reach out to our naturalist members and beyond, bring awareness and urgency to the critical conditions the Fraser River is in, and spur much needed actions…

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