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Summer in Hastings Park Sanctuary

Summer in Hastings Park Sanctuary

Report & Photos by Doug Cooper The summer months of June, July and August were much quieter at the Hastings Park Sanctuary. From eBird, my species count at the sanctuary for June was 25, for July 21, and for August a grand total of 17. But there were some highlights.  In general birding news of local interest was about the two species of crows – American and the Northwestern. In June 2020, following a recent study on the genetics of…

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May in Hastings Park Sanctuary

May in Hastings Park Sanctuary

Report and Photos by Doug Cooper Time seems to have, both dragged and flown by in the last few months. I thought it was time to give an update on what has been happening at the sanctuary at Hastings Park, at least from my perspective. May seemed to have been the busiest month, so I’ll devote this report to that period. In May this year, 60 species were reported to eBird from Hastings Park Sanctuary. I ran into more fellow birders…

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Surf Scoters: People Living with Nature

Surf Scoters: People Living with Nature

This short film by Liron Gertsman, was sponsored by Nature Vancouver for the exhibition Wild Things – The Power of Nature in Our Lives. The exhibition was co-produced by Nature Vancouver and the Museum of Vancouver as a part of our Centennial Celebration. It was open to the public from June 2018 to January 2020.

2020 NV Photo Competition

2020 NV Photo Competition

On 24 September 2020, Ron Long, Chair of the Photography Section, presented critique of photos submitted by members this past February, and announced the winners. This was an online presentation via Zoom Video Conferencing, rescheduled from March 2020. From the entries, judges selected first, second and third in each category, honourable mentions plus the best in show. Photos were submitted in these five categories:  Birds, Botany,  Mammals, Insects and Spiders, and Other Natural History. Twenty nine members submitted 213 photos. Photos…

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Branches Between Us

Branches Between Us

This short video, about the importance of nature in our lives, was made by the students from SFU School of Interactive Arts and Technology, for the Wild Things Exhibition held in 2019, at the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium. This exhibition was co-sponsored by Nature Vancouver as part our Centennial Celebrations.

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) Petition

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) Petition

    From BC Nature newsletter September 2020. Dear BC Nature Members:Estuaries are areas where fresh water from a river or stream mixes with the salt water of the sea. These are among the most fertile environments on earth! Estuaries support a remarkable abundance of life including microscopic plankton, invertebrate, fish, birds and mammals. When we protect an estuary we protect one of our richest resources.About 80 percent of the natural functioning and biodiversity of the Lower Fraser River and…

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Nature Vancouver Helping to Unite Nature Lovers for a Green and Inclusive Recovery in Canada

Nature Vancouver Helping to Unite Nature Lovers for a Green and Inclusive Recovery in Canada

Submitted by Adam Murphy, Nature Network Organizer This campaign is about the nature community coming together to do everything we can to ensure that the federal government moves forward with major commitments to protect nature – both within the context of facing the immediate challenges imposed by COVID, and in broader recovery initiatives.  We all agree that protecting nature is critical when it comes to reversing biodiversity loss and addressing climate change – but it has also been so important…

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Iona Lagoons closed Sept 8-14

Iona Lagoons closed Sept 8-14

On Tuesday we received the following email from Metro Vancouver: Looks like we’re able to squeeze in more work at the lagoons since weather is nice and hot. So just wanted to give you a heads up that the Iona lagoons will be closed this week. Gates were locked this morning and will remain closed for approximately 7 days (until Sept 14th, 2020, weather dependent).

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