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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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A Stroll Through Vancouver’s Geological History

A Stroll Through Vancouver’s Geological History

Trip Report by Leader David Cook On Sunday, 11 August, 2019,  seventeen persons participated in a joint event for Nature Vancouver and the Cordilleran Section of the Geological Association of Canada (http://www.gac-cs.ca). (A detailed guide titled, Self-guiding Geology Tour of Stanley Park is available HERE.)  Some of the highlights were:  A large glacial erratic on the beach at Third Beach A dyke that can be seen at low tide The tilted bedding of the sandstones due to the rising of the North Shore mountains….

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Cypress Old-Growth and Mushrooms

Cypress Old-Growth and Mushrooms

Trip Report by Leader David Cook On Sunday, 6 October, 2019, seventeen persons participated in this field trip to Cypress Bowl Provincial Park, jointly organized by Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. Objective was to learn the characteristics of an old-growth forest and the role that fungi play in it.  We proceeded to the upper Sunset Trail where there is a little known old-growth forest. Some of the characteristic features of an old-growth forest are trees of uneven…

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Facinating Fungi

Facinating Fungi

Trip Report by Leader David Cook On 19 October, 2019, thirty persons participated in this walk in Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver. The event was jointly organized by the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society and Nature Vancouver. We walked along the Beacon Lake Trail from the parking area to the Sk’iwitsut Hut. On the way I explained the damage being done to old-growth Douglas-firs by the Honey Mushroom (Armillaria sp) which made their presence known by the tree exuding pitch in a vain attempt to…

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Tree Swallow Nesting Box Program

Tree Swallow Nesting Box Program

Report by Dr. Peter R.B. Ward Cascade Bird Box Team has been working at McCleery Golf Course, other City of Vancouver courses and several private golf courses since 2014. We have achieved a steady growth in the summer population of Tree Swallows, with the co-operation of Golf Course superintendents. These birds are really good at controlling insects, and are a pleasure to watch. They are dependent for breeding on the presence of a suitable hole in a tree or a…

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BC Nature Fall General Meeting 2019

BC Nature Fall General Meeting 2019

Hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists Report by Janet Snell: Photos by Bengül Kurtar & Janet Snell   This past week-end (Oct. 3 to Oct. 6), the BC Nature Fall General Meeting was hosted by Burke Mountain Naturalists in the Pitt River area bordered by the Fraser River, Pitt River wetlands and the rugged Coastal Mountains. It is an area greatly impacted by the development of the Lower Mainland. This was an opportunity to see the work being carried out by local…

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