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August 2014

Thursday
Aug 28
6:00 PM

HIKE: Fraser River Sunset $2.50

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (4477362) 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…

Thursday
Aug 28
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk #6 - The Ioco Townsite

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Six 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 guide books. We will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Aug 30
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Mount Fromme

Although crowds of hikers flock to the North Shore’s main peaks, one may still find a bit of solitude on Mt. Fromme, whose double summit rises between the Mosquito and Lynn creek drainages. On this moderately strenuous hike we will first climb the south summit and enjoy its lovely view of the high country surrounding Lynn Headwaters Park. Then we…

September 2014

Saturday
Sep 6
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Burke Village-Munro Lake Trail

This trip to Burke Mountain will be a traverse of the mountain on the Village Lake Trail. The day will start with a car shuttle to Quarry Road before the hiking begins. This moderate hike has most of the elevation gain in the first two hours and easing as the day progresses. We will be walking through a beautiful old-growth…

Saturday
Sep 6
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes

Join BMN’s Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding field trip to Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke, north from the Fremont reclamation area, and back to the parking area at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s September 2nd field trip along this route, birders ticked 40 species bringing the list to 48 overall. This route covers…

Tuesday
Sep 9
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: BMN's Biography - A Celebration of BMN's 25 years of Achievement

This year marks BMN’s 25th year in the community and to celebrate this achievement we will present a slide show of past and present BMN success stories. In the second part of the evening, a short documentary film on our own Don Gillespie will be shown. In the church hall of Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont Avenue and…

Saturday
Sep 13
11:00 AM

TREEFEST 2014

This will be the 21st annual Treefest — a community festival to celebrate the magnificent heritage tree collection on the Riverview Lands. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 13th, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Riverview Hospital grounds located at 2601 Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. Bring the whole family to enjoy the FREE activities: -…

Sunday
Sep 14
1:00 PM

HIKE: Colony Farm & Lower Riverview Lands $ to follow

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (?) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip along the old field habitat of Colony Farm, the wetlands by the Coquitlam River, and some of the heritage trees of the Riverview Lands. Time will be taken to enjoy nature…

Saturday
Sep 27
6:30 AM

CLUB HIKE: Elfin Lakes & Columnar Peak

This moderate to moderately strenuous hike will take us back to an area we visited in 2005. Once again we will brave the crowds and visit what is by any standards a truly magnificent place. We will visit Elfin Lakes, which are set at the end of an open ridge with breathtaking views of Mt. Garibaldi and Mamquam Mountain. Although…

Sunday
Sep 28
3:00 PM

HIKE: Coquitlam River $ to follow

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (?) and signed waiver form is required. To celebrate World Rivers Day, a member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip along the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream as we hike along….

October 2014

Saturday
Oct 4
9:00 AM

Volunteer Opportunity: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

The Friends of DeBoville Slough will be conducting their final Japanese Knotweed control work party for 2014 on Saturday, October 4th from 9am til noon. Come on out and enjoy a morning of good exercise and camaraderie while helping the environment. Meet at the kiosk on the north side of DeBoville Slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather…

Saturday
Oct 4
1:00 PM

HIKE: Eagle Ridge Lower Slopes $ to follow

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (?) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip uphill of the homes on Westwood Plateau and into the forest of Eagle Ridge. The group will travel through the upper reaches of Noons Creek and stopping at some viewpoints overlooking…

Tuesday
Oct 14
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Dr. Rob Butler describes his 'Voyage to the Salish Sea'

Scientist, ornithologist, author, artist and BMN member Rob Butler is our guest speaker this month. One of Rob’s recent projects is a film due out in 2015 called Three Waters, a documentary examining cultural connections to the natural world. At this BMN meeting, Rob will give us a slide presentation describing his 2013 journey on the Salish Sea that is…

Saturday
Oct 18
8:00 AM

CLUB HIKE: Burke South Summit & Pika Peak

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

Saturday
Oct 25
9:00 AM

HIKE: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest $ to follow

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (?) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip 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…

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