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Yew Lake / Bowen Lookout Discovery Walk – 5 August 2019

Yew Lake / Bowen Lookout Discovery Walk – 5 August 2019

Joint Trip with Friends of Cypress Provincial Park  Trip Report by Jane Srivastava On a sunny, hot BC Day, Gail Ross, former Park Ranger, led ten curious walkers, ranging in age from their 3rd decade to their 9th (and including a special visitor from Laos)  on a leisurely walk / hike through this beautiful area.  We were introduced to giant, ancient trees and miniscule sundew, fringed grass of Parnassus and  green bog orchid in the meadows, coral root in the old…

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Old-Growth Forest Ecology along Baden Powell Trail

Old-Growth Forest Ecology along Baden Powell Trail

Trip report by David Cook On 9 June, 2019, fifteen members of Friends of Cypress Prov. Park Society and Nature Vancouver, participated in this interpretive walk along the Baden Powell Trail, east of the Cypress Provincial Park downhill ski area. The focus was to note the characteristics of an old-growth forest and talk about the plant species that make up this old-growth ecosystem. The area is particularly interesting because it is the transition zone between the western hemlock and mountain…

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Nature Walk along Burnaby Lake and Brunette River

Nature Walk along Burnaby Lake and Brunette River

Nine members and two guests participated in this walk on St. Patrick’s Day. Some of us met at the Sperling SkTrain Station and walked over to Bill Copeland Sports Arena to meet the rest of the group. We started our walk along the North shore of the lake and had to be careful not to block the path of the runners and joggers, some of them dressed in all sorts of green outfits and funky hats. The cold weather in…

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Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

9 March 2019 – Leaders: Bev & Bill Ramey. Trip Report by Tom Lane It was a beautiful crisp morning that greeted us for the beginning of our nature hike in Pacific Spirit Park. Being my first nature walk here in Vancouver I was thrilled to have been invited and was looking forward to delving deeper into the flora and fauna of the park.  Being a bit of a ‘nature novice’, I was delighted to in the very capable hands…

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Family Day on Bowen

Family Day on Bowen

On BC Family Day, 18 February, 2019, Teresa and Denis led a 5 hour walk on Bowen Island, joined by 5 others ranging in ages 6 to 60ish. We enjoyed a bright day with thin clouds, about zero celsius with no wind or precipitation. Kids set the pace and tone – great energy and low average speed. We stopped often to admire bark, lichens, moss, ice. We saw many birds: Double-crested Cormorant (in Horseshoe Bay), Tree Creeper, Kingfisher, Herons in…

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