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Nature Vancouver Nature Tours – History in Photos

Nature Vancouver Nature Tours – History in Photos

During the 1990’s, Nature Vancouver organized various nature tours to places like Oregon Coast, Columbia Gorge and Canyon Lands in the U. S., and to Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island, and Haida Gwaii in Canada. These trips were organized by Bill Merilees, Audrey Viken and Kelly Sekhon. Following album displays mainly the photos of participants, and some of the places we visited, in random order. Most of these photos were scanned from prints shared by various participants or from personal…

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Message from President

Message from President

Cancellation of all Evening Programs and Field Trips As everyone no doubt is aware that the CoVid19 pandemic situation is changing, for the worse, hour by hour. Each day we hear from our provincial and federal health officers and elected leaders that everyone has got to do everything possible to stop the transmission of the virus. The intensity and seriousness of these exhortations increases each day. It is not a casual issue anymore. At Nature Vancouver we must contribute as much as we…

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NFB “the Whale and the Raven” at Vancity Theatre

NFB “the Whale and the Raven” at Vancity Theatre

Following three sold-out shows at the Vancouver International Film Festival last fall, the NFB film “the Whale and the Raven” will be at Vancity Theatre from Friday Jan 10 to Thursday Jan 16. Journeying into BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, German documentarian and cultural anthropologist Mirjam Leuze investigates the potential impact of a liquefied natural gas exporting plant and increased tanker traffic on this stunning ecosystem. Not only are we introduced to the remarkable people who call this place home and oppose…

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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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Night Quest

Night Quest

Report by Cynthia Crampton; Photos by Nigel Peck Night Quest is an annual event, held by Metro Vancouver, in Pacific Spirit Park, to experience nature at night. Two kilo meters of trails are lantern lit for exploration. This year’s event was held on Saturday, March 23rd. Clear weather brought out the crowds – estimated at 4,000.  Nature Vancouver has been involved with Night Quest since 2015. Volunteers from the Outreach Committee set up a couple of display tables of information about Nature…

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2019 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fairs

2019 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fairs

BC Nature provides awards for regional science fairs for twelve regions in BC.  BC Nature has volunteers attending most of the regional science fair, but is still looking for someone to attend the Greater Vancouver Science Fair at UBC on April 6th, to present the awards in the junior and senior categories.  The BC Nature regional awards ($75 each) are for the best natural history project done by a student in grades 6 to 8 (junior ) and a student…

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New Year’s Day Walk & Lunch

New Year’s Day Walk & Lunch

Leader Kelly Sekhon, trip report by Gail Kenner On New Year’s Day, twenty-one members participated in this annual ritual to get a head start on the list of birds seen in a year. Threatened snow and rain didn’t materialize, so we had most agreeable weather for a leisurely walk, in good company, around Garry Point and along Richmond West Dyke. Bird sightings included a number of hooded mergansers, Anna’s hummingbirds, bushtits, spotted towhees, the usual sparrows (fox, song, white- and…

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Annual Christmas Social

Annual Christmas Social

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, over hundred members and guests attended the 8th Annual Christmas Social at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Members contributed a variety of sweet and savory finger food. Hot apple cider, coffee, and tea was provided.  Leaders of NatureKids BC were invited to this social evening. The President of NatureKids BC, Cynthia Berg, presented a short history of how Nature Vancouver helped establish Young Naturalists of BC, now known as NatureKids BC.  As a part of the…

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