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Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018

Nature Vancouver summer camps in wilderness settings have been held every year, with a few exceptions, since 1918. This year we celebrated 100 year anniversary of Nature Vancouver with two camps held in July and August at McGillivray Pass. McGillivray Pass is in the Bendor Range of the Coast Mountains, between the village of Bralorne and Anderson Lake. The camp was located at 1800m elevation in a beautiful subalpine valley at the transition from Coast to Interior. The campsite was…

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Barn Owl Nest Box Campaign

Barn Owl Nest Box Campaign

By Nature Vancouver and Delta Naturalists  Report submitted by Peter Ward Barn Owls are listed under the category Federal Species at Riskin Canada, and are subject to a Provincial Recovery Plan. The population in BC is confined to the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, and to the south coast agricultural regions of Vancouver Island. The main habitat requirement is pasture land, and the favourite food source is Townsend’s Vole. Since 2011, members of Nature Vancouver (Peter Ward, Ken Hall and John…

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Hike to Hollyburn Mountain

Hike to Hollyburn Mountain

Trip report by leader Kitty CastleThere were 8 of us on the hike to the top of Hollyburn Mountain on Friday 14 September. This was a joint trip with Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. We started off in thick fog with rain gear on and warm toques. Luckily the weather did improve and we even felt warmed by the sun at one point.  However there were no views to be had even at the Peak.We were lucky to…

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The Old-Growth Forest of Lighthouse Park

The Old-Growth Forest of Lighthouse Park

Trip Report by Leader David Cook  Eight members participated in this field trip on September 1, 2018. Nature Vancouver’s connection to Lighthouse Park, through the field guide Nature West Coast – as seen in Lighthouse Park, was explained. An overview of Temperate Rainforests of the Earth and specifically our area of rainforest and the old-growth fragments that remain within it, were described with the aid of maps. Examples of the characteristics of an old-growth forest and their ecology were shown and explained….

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Hike to Blue Gentian Lake

Hike to Blue Gentian Lake

Trip report by leader, Lyn Grants On Saturday August 18, 2018, eighteen participants enjoyed a leisurely walk to Blue Gentian Lake on Hollyburn Mountain. This was a joint trip with Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. Goal of the trip was to observe the gentians at Blue Gentian Lake, but amazingly over the last few years the gentians have been spreading. We saw them at the verge of trails leading to the lake. Along the way we saw bunch berries…

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Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives Opens to the Public June 28

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives Opens to the Public June 28

Nature Vancouver’s co-production with the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) opens to the public on June 28, 2018. Wild Things is an invitation to reflect on the wonders of nature up close and rekindle our relationship with the natural world in and around the city. The exhibition, organized into two large galleries, proposes two different and interrelated ways of connecting with nature: the first gallery explores direct encounters with nature; the second, our desire to understand nature and engage with it….

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