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March 2015

Sunday
Mar 8
1:00 PM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning and Maintenance at Minnekhada Park

Our last half-day of cleaning and maintaining nest boxes. Meet in the Quarry Road parking lot. Note the early afternoon start-time. Please contact Elaine (604-937-3483 or egolds at sfu dot ca) to sign up. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. The BMN Young Naturalists Club are likely to join us for this event at which we hope to…

Tuesday
Mar 10
11:00 AM

Tracking Animal Signs at Burnaby Lake Park

Dissect owl pellets, examine fur, feathers and scat, and make your own “slug” slime to take home. Allow an hour to complete.
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston St.
Free.
11 am – 3 pm

Tuesday
Mar 10
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Slideshow on 'A Peruvian Birding Adventure - Lima to the heart of the Amazon'

Our speaker this month is BMN member and expert birder, Larry Cowan. He will present a slideshow on Peru’s exotic bird life around Lima, in Peru’s endemic rich northlands, and in the lush settings of the Amazon jungle. Enjoy Humboldt Penguins south of Lima, Northern Peru’s exotic endemic hummingbird the Marvelous Spatuletail, and the canopy birds of the Amazon. We’ll…

Thursday
Mar 12
11:00 AM

Animal Architects at Burnaby Lake

Search for nests, sneak through a giant spider web, make a mason bee craft and build a marshmallow treat by a campfire.
Allow an hour to complete.
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Meet at the Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston St.
Free event hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.
11 am – 3 pm

Saturday
Mar 14
10:00 AM

Members' Nature Walk - Rocky Point Park

Join Elaine and Hilary for our first nature walk of the season. Meet at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at the entrance to the pier for a 2-3 hour walk in which we will enjoy the birds and learn about the history of BMN’s involvement in protecting nature in this fascinating and popular greenspace. No need to register –…

Saturday
Mar 21
10:00 AM

"Nature Day" at Amsterdam Greenhouses

Amsterdam Nurseries in Pitt Meadows holds its 17th annual Nature Day and Native Plant Sale. Community groups are invited to attend with displays; BMN will be there with our Naturescape display. Event runs from 10 am – 4 pm. Located on Dewdney Trunk just before Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. For more info, click here, and look under the ‘seminars’…

Sunday
Mar 22
1:00 PM

First Spring Walking Tour of Riverview's Trees

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for their first tree tour of 2015. This is an ideal season to view the architectural structure of the deciduous trees before they come out in full leaf. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Wear sturdy moisture-resistant footwear as the lack…

Thursday
Mar 26
7:00 PM

Free Public SFU Lecture: 'What to let go: Making hard choices in the age of extinction'

This is part of SFU’s President’s Faculty Lecture series. Professor Arne Mooers will present on ‘What to let go: Making hard choices in the age of extinction’. Which bits of biodiversity are we willing to live without and which are we willing to pay to keep around? We may soon have to make such choices. Using much the same philosophy…

Saturday
Mar 28
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Park

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day of birding at DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park. Larry hopes the group will see some early spring migrants including swallows and hummers as well as cranes, crossbills, meadowlarks and band-tailed pigeons. Meet at the washrooms at the intersection of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam. For…

Monday
Mar 30
5:30 PM

Workshop: Conservation through Citizen Engagement on BC’s South Coast

The South Coast Conservation Program is hosting a series of free workshops aimed at engaging the public on the science of endangered species conservation. For information on the workshop held locally, please click here.

5:30pm – 9:00pm
Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby

Tuesday
Mar 31

Event at Douglas College (New West) on Sustainability and Energy

This event at Douglas College will explore sustainability and innovation in the energy sector as it relates to agriculture and the production of food. NFORMATIVE DISPLAYS Showcasing student research, the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology, Coquitlam Farmers Market, Royal City Farmers Market, FortisBC and New Westminster Environmental Partners. Noon-4:30pm | New Westminster Campus, concourse PANEL FORUM Methane gas, potato…

April 2015

Saturday
Apr 4
10:00 AM

Eco-Easter Egg Hunt at Colony Farm Park

Search for Easter eggs while discovering egg-laying species at the park. Bring your Easter basket.

10 am – 12 noon
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Information: 604-520-6442
Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association

Sunday
Apr 5
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Monday
Apr 6
12:00 PM

Critter Capers – Who’s Crashing in My Tree Cavity?

Who’s in chickadee’s tree cavity? Solve the mystery by examining fur, saliva and other evidence. Allow at least one hour.
Ages 6+
Free, drop-in. Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street

12 noon – 4 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK

Sunday
Apr 26
11:00 AM

Wildlife Rescue Association's EarthFest

The Wildlife Rescue Association hosts their annual EarthFest event, this time on their grounds on the south shore of Burnaby Lake. The Colony Farm Park Association (but not BMN) will be there with a display and children’s wildlife puzzles. Please park in the parking lot for the rowing pavilion and take the free shuttle to their site. Tours will also…

Sunday
Apr 26
11:00 AM

Goodbye Chums Salmon Fry Release

Release salmon fry into Kanaka Creek, visit the hatchery in KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK, see displays, play games and make crafts.
Meet at Bell-Irving Hatchery on 256th St, south of Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Information: 604-530-4983
11 am – 3 pm
Presented by Metro Vancouver and Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.

May 2015

Saturday
May 2
11:00 AM

Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek

The annual Noon’s Creek Hatchery Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek and the Port Moody skating arena. Help to release young chum into Noons Creek and view displays from 50 environmental groups in the lower mainland. Enjoy the music, children’s activities, food, and fun! BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles.
From 11am-3pm

Sunday
May 3
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Saturday
May 9
1:00 PM

International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations at Colony Farm Park

Join the Colony Farm Park Association for displays, kid’s activities, a history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm.
Look for the tents at the end of Colony Farm Road.
Free.
1 – 4 pm
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK

Saturday
May 16
11:00 AM

Forest Fairy Gathering at Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Visit the “Gnome Depot” to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting. Fairy attire welcome.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston St

11 am – 3 pm

A free family event hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.

June 2015

Sunday
Jun 7
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

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