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Mushrooms & Mosses in Cypress Falls Park

Mushrooms & Mosses in Cypress Falls Park

Leaders Anne Leathem, Teresa Gagne & Denis Laplante Report and photos by Denis Laplante On Sunday,  November 18, 2018, twelve members participated in this field trip with the object of studying mosses, lichen and fungi. There were so many interesting mosses, lichens and tiny mushrooms that it took us 20 minutes to get past the parking lot! Anywhere we stopped, a marvellous miniature beauty was waiting, and sunshine helped. A few people were misled by my glib “moderate walk in the…

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Hike to Hollyburn Mountain

Hike to Hollyburn Mountain

Trip report by leader Kitty Castle There 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…

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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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