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March 2017

Wednesday
Mar 22
7:00 PM

Coalition for a Healthy Riverview event at Douglas College

The Coalition for a Healthy Riverview is hosting an evening of discussion and information on taking action to say “yes” to mental health care set within the healing space of the Riverview Lands and “no” to putting this valuable public asset into the hands of developers. The former VP of Riverview Hospital will be the keynote speaker. Douglas College -…

Friday
Mar 24
8:00 PM

Starry Night at SFU's Trottier Observatory

There is a public star night at SFU,Friday March 24, from 8-10PM, in cooperation as always with the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). More information, including an SFU campus map with locations of the observatory, the nearest public (pay) parking, and bus stop, along with our very important observatory house rules and starry-night etiquette, can…

Saturday
Mar 25
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at DeBoville Slough & Minnekhada Park

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding trip to Coquitlam’s DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park. Osprey, hummingbirds, and swallows should be back on their breeding grounds. Spring migrants will also be moving through the area. With luck, there might be a glimpse of Sandhill Crane, Red Crossbills, Band-tailed Pigeon and Western Meadowlark. Meet…

Saturday
Mar 25
8:30 PM

Earth Hour 2017: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yes, we know it’s symbolic, and that every hour should be Earth Hour. But what a lovely opportunity to turn off as much electricity in your home as you can, and sit in candlelight and contemplate our presence on Earth! Don’t forget to fit in a few thoughts about Climate Change too! If you need some other suggestions on how…

April 2017

Sunday
Apr 2
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Park Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Saturday
Apr 8
10:00 AM

View Sandhill Cranes Staging and Nesting Site

Join BMN and Alouette Field Naturalists (AFN) members for a morning to view nesting Sandhill cranes in the wildlife management area south of Pitt Lake. The AFN conduct research and monitor the Sandhill Cranes in the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge areas. The Sandhill Crane is one of 15 species of cranes in the world and one of two species…

Sunday
Apr 9
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $9.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590656) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will go through the forest, lake, & wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well known forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to enjoy nature as we hike along. Roundtrip…

Sunday
Apr 9
9:00 AM

Birding for Beginners at Colony Farm Park

Join members of the Colony Farm Park Association for a morning of bird-watching basics and get to know the birds in the Park.
Info: 604-520-6422
Presented by Colony Farm Park Association
FREE
Registration required: 604-432-6359
9 – 11 am

Tuesday
Apr 11
7:30 PM

BMN MONTHLY MEETING: Guest Speaker Ron Long on Human & Natural History of Chile

Ron Long is a regular guest speaker to our Club. He is a retired professional photographer from SFU’s dept of Biological Sciences and has a keen interest in plants. He has travelled to Chile twice to photograph the plants and wildlife that have evolved in this spectacular landscape. Ron is past-president of the Native Plant Society of BC. In the…

Sunday
Apr 30
11:00 AM

Goodbye Chums & Stewardship Centre Opening Celebration

Celebrate the opening of the new Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre. Release salmon fry into the creek where they will start their journey to the sea. Enjoy fun activities, games, storytellers and musical entertainment from The Wilds.
Meet at 11450 256th St, Maple Ridge
Info: 604-530-4983
Presented by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society
11 am – 3 pm

May 2017

Monday
May 1
6:00 PM

HIKE: Miller Ravine & the Chines $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590657) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip through the lush upper section of Miller Ravine while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will then descend into the steep forested area of the Chines before regaining elevation to…

Sunday
May 7
9:00 AM

HIKE: Westwood Plateau $9.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590671) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will take in greenways and urban streets on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 12km with an elevation gain of…

Sunday
May 7
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Tuesday
May 9
7:30 PM

BMN MONTHLY MEETING: Population Recovery of Coastal Western Painted Turtles in the South Coast of BC

The remaining population of painted turtles in our part of the province is officially listed as endangered. These are our only native freshwater turtles, and are easily distinguished from the ‘pet’ turtles that have been released into ponds and other waterways. At our May 9th meeting, SFU graduate student Deanna McTavish will describe the recovery plans for this species, and…

Saturday
May 13
1:00 PM

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Colony Farm Park

Join the Colony Farm Park Association for displays, children’s activities, a history tour at 1 pm and introductory birding walks at 2:30 pm.
Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Info: 604-520-6442
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association
1 – 4 pm

Saturday
May 20
11:00 AM

Forest Fairy Gathering at Burnaby Lake

Visit the ‘Gnome Depot’ to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and be prepared for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave.
Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Free.
11 am – 3 pm

Wednesday
May 24
6:00 PM

HIKE: Line Trail Loop $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590668) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will ascend on steep mountain bike trails and old roads to the top of the power lines on Burke Mountain. Views to Eagle Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be the highlight of this evening while taking time to see the…

Tuesday
May 30
6:00 PM

HIKE: Coquitlam Crunch and Yoga $12.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (591651) and signed waiver form is required. Challenge yourself by climbing the famous Coquitlam Crunch. The hard work will be worth it as you finish the evening off with a gentle restorative yoga class while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with an elevation gain of…

Wednesday
May 31
7:00 PM

HIKE: Beginner Hiking Program to Cypress Lake on Eagle Ridge $24.50

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590660) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever heard of Cypress Lake, but did not know where it was or if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. We will start with a beginner’s…

June 2017

Thursday
Jun 1
6:30 PM

HIKE: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $32.75

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (590659) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike Diez Vistas in the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, but did not know if you could do it? Here is a great four step program for you to gain confidence to accomplish your goal. Diez Vistas is…

Saturday
Jun 3
9:00 AM

Lazuli Bunting Walk at Colony Farm Regional Park

Search for migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2-hour guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if possible.
Meet in front of community gardens, end of Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam
Info: 604-520-6442
Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association. Free.
9 – 11 am

Sunday
Jun 4
1:00 PM

Creative Café at Minnekhada Park

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the park’s natural and cultural history.
All ages. Meet at Minnekhada Lodge. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association. Free.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Saturday
Jun 10
10:00 AM

Environment Week: Wild about Burnaby Lake

Want some wild fun without leaving the city? Join a weed pull, tour the lake by voyageur canoe and learn how you can bring more nature to Burnaby! Registration required for canoe and walking tours: 604-432-6359 Meet at Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St Presented with Burnaby Lake Park Association and City of Burnaby. Free. 10 am – 2…

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