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February 2016

Saturday
Feb 13
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at Colony Farm Regional Park

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding field trip at Colony Farm Regional Park. This Park is home to many over wintering raptors, sparrows, waterfowl and usually a Northern Shrike or two. Meet at the parking area at the south end of Colony Farm Rd. in Coquitlam at 9am. Contact Larry Cowan at lawrencecowan…

Saturday
Feb 13
10:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nest box Cleaning and Maintenance at Colony Farm Park

Nest box cleaning at Colony Farm Regional Park. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road (near the community gardens). Contact Elaine (604-937-3483, elaine.golds gmail com). Dress for the weather, wear waterproof boots if the ground is not frozen and bring work gloves.

Wednesday
Feb 17
7:00 PM

PoMo Ecological Society (Noons Ck Hatchery) AGM

The Hatchery folks are holding their annual general meeting, with guest presenter Chris Cooper of Spirit Canoe Journeys (www.spiritdancercanoejourneys.ca). Chris who will share stories of a number of journeys by canoe on the British Columbia coast; a coast he knows extremely well. He is blessed to have an amazing relationship with our First Nations people, traveling the coast by canoe…

Saturday
Feb 20
9:00 AM

Free Workshop: Species at Risk Stewardship for the Tri-Cities

The South Coast Conservation Program is pleased to offer a workshop entitled ‘Learning about Species at Risk Stewardship for the Tri-Cities’. Who is invited: Those involved with community nature/streamkeeper/stewardship organizations in the Tri-Cities Cost: Free – but advance registration is required. Snacks/lunch provided. Date/Time: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 – 9am – 2pm (exact time to be confirmed) Location: Mossom Creek…

Sunday
Feb 21
10:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning and Maintenance in the Widgeon Reserve Park

This event offers a rare opportunity to visit a regional-park-in-waiting. We often see swans out on the water and a sunny day will provide inspiring views of Golden Ears and the Widgeon area. We will meet in the Quarry Road parking lot for Minnekhada Regional Park and carpool from there. Because access is through a locked gate, we must all…

Sunday
Feb 28
1:30 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 elaine.golds at gmail dot com) to sign up. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. The BMN-NatureKids (formerly called Young Naturalists) Club are likely to join us for this event at which we…

Sunday
Feb 28
7:00 PM

Pinecone Burke Stewards Trail Maintenance Agreement Meeting

Are you interested in helping out with trail work on Burke Mountain and the Widgeon Valley? The Pinecone Burke Stewards (PBS) will be having a meeting and an opportunity to sign on to the 2016 Trail Maintenance Agreement with BC Parks. Senior Park Ranger Andrew Simpson will review the guidelines / safety considerations with us before asking us to sign…

March 2016

Sunday
Mar 6
9:00 AM

HIKE: Jug Island and Admiralty Point $9.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (548976) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will be in Belcarra Regional Park. We will first go to Jug Island Beach taking in views of Bedwell Bay and Eagle Ridge. Then we will hike to Admiralty Point while admiring the views of Burrard Inlet and towards Vancouver….

Sunday
Mar 6
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.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Tuesday
Mar 8
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Biologist Lee Harding describes "Birding in Argentina"

Our speaker this month will be biologist and BMN member Dr. Lee Harding. Lee will present a slideshow of some of the highlights of his nature tour to Argentina, with the focus on birds. In the church hall of Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont Avenue and King Albert Street in Coquitlam. Free and all are welcome. For a…

Tuesday
Mar 15
11:00 AM

'Seeds and Sprouts' event for kids at Burnaby Lake

This is a free event for kids hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Discover the mystery of how seeds spread and sprout. Plant a seed for your own spring garden. Allow 1 hour to complete all activities. Ages 3+ Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street, Burnaby. 11 am – 3 pm BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL

Friday
Mar 18
11:00 AM

'Animal Architects' event for kids at Burnaby Lake

This is a free event for kids hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Learn how beavers build dams and spiders spin webs, then build your own marshmallow treat by the campfire. Allow 1 hour to complete all activities. Ages 3+ Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street, Burnaby. 11 am – 3 pm BURNABY LAKE

Saturday
Mar 19
10:00 AM

'Nature Day' at Amsterdam Greenhouses

Amsterdam Nurseries in Pitt Meadows holds its 18th annual Nature Day and Native Plant Sale. Community groups are invited to attend with displays; BMN will be there with our NEW Naturescape display on lawn alternatives. Event runs from 10 am – 4 pm. Located on Dewdney Trunk just before Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. For more info (available soon), click…

Saturday
Mar 26

Birding with Larry at DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada

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

Monday
Mar 28
12:00 PM

'Critter Capers' event for kids at Belcarra Regional Park

This is a free event for kids hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. ‘Critter Capers: Case of the Wandering Egg’ A mysterious egg has been found rolling around Belcarra. Can you help find where it has been and who it belongs to? Allow 1 hour to complete all activities. Ages 4+ Meet at Belcarra Bay Beach Picnic Area. Noon – 3…

April 2016

Saturday
Apr 2
10:00 AM

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt at Colony Farm Park

Discover blossoms blooming, buds bursting, birds chirping, and bees buzzing!
Ages 5 – 10, registration required. Free. Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Registration: www.regionalparkslink.ca/event/signs-of-spring-scavenger-hunt/
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Information: 604-520-6442
10 am – Noon

Sunday
Apr 3
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. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Sunday
Apr 24
11:00 AM

Goodbye Chums! at Kanaka Creek

Help salmon by keeping their watersheds clean. Learn how through games and activities. Celebrate salmon by releasing fry to the wild.
All ages. Meet at the Bell-Irving Hatchery on 256th Street, south of Dewdney Trunk Road.
Presented by Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society and Metro Vancouver Parks.
11 am – 3 pm

May 2016

Sunday
May 1
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. Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

Thursday
May 12
7:00 PM

'Birding for Absolute Beginners' with the Burke Mountain Naturalists as part of BIRD WEEK 2016

Take the first steps on what may become a lifelong pleasure…but watch out because bird watching can be addictive! Bird watching (also known as birding) is said to be one of North America’s fastest growing hobbies. If you’ve ever wondered what the appeal is, join members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists on an introductory birding walk around Coquitlam’s Como Lake….

Saturday
May 14
1:00 PM

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Colony Farm Park

Join members of the Colony Farm Park Association for displays, kid’s activities, history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm.
All ages, free, drop-in. Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Meet in front of the community gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road in Coquitlam.
Information: 604-520-6442
1 – 4 pm

Saturday
May 21
11:00 AM

'Forest Fairy Gathering' at Burnaby Lake

This is a free event for kids hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks. Visit the “Gnome Depot” and get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and prepare for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome. Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street in Burnaby. 11 am – 3 pm BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL

June 2016

Saturday
Jun 4
9:00 AM

Lazuli Bunting Walk at Colony Farm Park

Enjoy migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2 hour guided birding walk. Bring binoculars if possible.
All ages. Free. Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
Meet in front of the community gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road in Coquitlam.
Information: 604-520-6442
9 – 11 am

Sunday
Jun 5
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.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca
1 – 4 pm

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