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August 2015

Saturday
Aug 1
9:30 PM

Starry Nights @ SFU on Saturday Night (9:30 pm - midnight)

Starry Nights @ SFU and the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada host the next in their ongoing series of public star nights this Saturday August 1, from 9:30PM-midnight. More information, including an SFU campus map with locations of the observatory, the nearest public (pay) parking, and bus stop, along with very important observatory house rules and…

Thursday
Aug 6
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Burnaby Mountain Cleared Site

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven gentle walks are planned for Thursday evenings over the summer months, all starting at 7 PM. There is no leader for these walks. Instead, we’ll learn how to identify plants from each other and from our guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Aug 8
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Bear Mountain

On this moderate to strenuous hike, we will ascend a modest summit near Harrison Hot Springs. Most of the hike is on an old gradual switchback road to ease the elevation gain. Great views of Harrison Lake, the upper part of the Fraser Valley, and the surrounding mountains are well worth the effort. The final viewpoint has been called “eye-popping.”…

Saturday
Aug 8
8:30 AM

Birding with Larry at Grant Narrows

On this half day birding field trip in Pitt Meadows, Larry Cowan will lead Nature Vancouver (and BMN) members on a birding tour of the Pitt River Dyke from Catbird Slough north to Grant Narrows. Then they will walk a short distance along the Grant Narrows Nature Dyke. Expected species are Gray Catbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Eastern Kingbird and last year…

Sunday
Aug 9
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walk among the Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the giant bean (Catalpa) trees and trees on the north end of the site. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or…

Sunday
Aug 23
1:00 PM

Heritage Walk among the Trees at Riverview Hospital

Join Don Gillespie along with members of BMN and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special free guided tour of the outside portions of the heritage buildings at Riverview. The tour will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Dogs on…

Thursday
Aug 27
6:00 PM

HIKE: Fraser River Sunset $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525977) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in Colony Farm, Citadel Heights, and end with watching a sunset by the Fraser River. Most of the hike is on level ground, but there are a couple of short steep uphill sections. Time…

Saturday
Aug 29
7:30 AM

Visit to the Vancouver Avian Research Centre Banding Station

A tour of the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) banding station at Colony Farm Park is planned for 7:30 am in late August when fall migrants should be passing through. Families with kids aged 6+ are welcome. Cost is a $10 donation per person, payable at the station. We’ll observe the banding process, take photos and learn about how bird…

September 2015

Friday
Sep 4

Western Bird Banding Association’s 3-Day Meeting in and around Burnaby, BC

There will be LOTS going on at the conference including scientific programs, poster sessions, plenary speakers, workshops and a number of exciting field trips which will be led by some of BC’s very best birders and that doesn’t include the social functions which will include a west coast BBQ and karaoke!! Take advantage of early bird registration by May 31st!…

Saturday
Sep 12
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Mt. Gardner

Once again, we will combine seafaring and hiking, this time sailing for Bowen Island, where we will climb to its high point, Mt. Gardner. The climb to Gardner’s north summit (the south, though slightly higher, is treed) is moderately strenuous, and since we will have a return ferry to catch, we will need to maintain a reasonable pace. The payoff…

Saturday
Sep 26
5:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit & Pika Peak

This moderate to difficult hike is a must for keen hikers in the Tri-City area. We will travel on old logging roads through splendid second-growth forest and then on trails where we will experience the old growth of Burke Mountain. We will hear some of the history while enjoying the many waterfalls along the way. Once most of our elevation…

October 2015

Saturday
Oct 3
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Sunday
Oct 4
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: St. Marks Summit

We will revisit Cypress Provincial Park on this outing and hike a portion of the famous Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting from the scenic Yew Lake wetlands area and going as far as St. Marks Summit. On the way we will stop at the newly recreated Bowen Island Lookout, where, hopefully, we will have a great view of Howe Sound…

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