Metro Vancouver just informed us that their contractor has completed their work for 2020 and that the lagoons will re-open tomorrow, September 18th. They don’t expect any further closures this year. Happy birding!
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Metro Vancouver informed us today that the lagoons will remain closed for further work through Friday, September 18th.
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).
According to Metro Vancouver, the lagoons should have been reopened to birding by August 28th. Enjoy!
History and its impact on our local flora and fauna Here is an interesting article published in The Tyee about the Himalayan Blackberry. The article discusses at length the history of introduction of this invasive plant and its impact on our environment. Read the article from the link below: How Blackberries Took Over. It’s a Juicy Story
Metro Vancouver informs us that the lagoons are open now, but will be closed again for further work from August 20th until approx August 27th. As usual, the exact closure time and duration will be weather dependent.
Metro Vancouver just informed us that they will be doing their annual maintenance of the Iona lagoons beginning Thursday, July 26th and continuing until approximately August 6th, 2020. The exact duration is weather dependent. The gates to the lagoons will be chained and locked during active work. We ask everyone to please help maintain our good relationship with Metro Vancouver by respecting the closure. We’ll post another notice as soon as Metro Vancouver tells us when the lagoons will reopen….
Shoroplova, Nina. 2020. Heritage House Publishing. 278 pp. $ 29.95. Paperback. Note: Nina Shoroplova is a member of Nature Vancouver Book review by Terry Taylor If you live in the Lower Mainland, you have probably been to Stanley Park. If you live in Vancouver, you probably think you know Stanley Park. Once you read this book, you will realize that you really do not know Stanley Park. It is a book that is difficult to classify. Is it a tree…
The two of us drove out Monday to Elk Mountain, South of Chilliwack. The easy to follow trail starts out in a beautiful conifer woods and after 800 metres of climb over 4.5km arrives at beautiful sub-alpine meadows with views of nearby Mt Baker and other mountains. The trail was somewhat muddy in patches but we didn’t sink in. And the bugs kept away. What a wonderful day! We identified 58 species of plants, and one toad. Get species list…