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August 2017

Saturday
Aug 19

Mossom Creek BIO-BLITZ - a 24 hour marathon of counting species

Here’s your chance to celebrate local biodiversity through a 24 hour ‘marathon’ where the public, scientists and local stewards come together to identify and record local plants and wildlife in the Mossom Creek watershed in Port Moody. For more info on how to participate, see the Mossom Creek website. To read about the event in the TriCity News, click here….

Saturday
Aug 19
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs

Great views and lovely small subalpine lakes will greet us in this moderate hike in Cypress Provincial Park. After a fairly steep uphill section of this trail, we’ll come out to a subalpine open area and reach Cabin Lake and soon Black Mountain summit. We go by a few more little lakes before descending into the woods and to Eagle…

Saturday
Aug 19
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Widgeon Reserve

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Sunday
Aug 20
1:00 PM

Free Guided Tour of the Magnificent Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a guided walking tour of some of magnificent trees at Riverview. This walk will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots as the grass can be lengthy in places. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on…

Saturday
Aug 26
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit and 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…

Saturday
Aug 26
8:00 PM

BMN Bat Monitoring at Como Lake Park

Did you know that a bat can consume up to half their body weight in insects each night? Bats are fascinating creatures. You can learn more about the bats in our area by joining the BMN bat team on their bat monitoring outings. You will see bats as they leave their roosts and fly around the area. As well, you…

Sunday
Aug 27
5:00 PM

DATE CHANGE: BMN HIKE: UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest (NEW DATE SEPT. 9)

The date of this hike has been changed to Saturday, September 9.

Wednesday
Aug 30
6:00 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Fraser River Sunset $6.25

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (596146) 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 is one short steep uphill section. Time will be…

September 2017

Saturday
Sep 2
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry on Port Coquitlam's Pitt River Dyke

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s fourth September field trip for this route, birders added another 8 species to this growing list, bringing the total to 68….

Saturday
Sep 9
8:30 AM

BMN HIKE: UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest (NEW DATE)

Join us for a short, but moderate hike through the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Maintained by the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was established in 1949 from a Crown grant. We will travel in a loop starting from the parking lot at the end of Silver Valley Road. While walking through a beautiful…

Sunday
Sep 10
7:30 AM

BMN HIKE: Elfin Lakes

This moderate to moderately strenuous hike will take us back to an area we visited in 2014. 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. On…

Tuesday
Sep 12
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Some New Fossil Discoveries in the Burgess Shale

At our September meeting, SFU biologist Joan Sharp will present a slideshow on some new and exciting findings in the area of the Burgess Shale. 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 map, please click here. For more information, please call…

Saturday
Sep 16
9:00 AM

BMN CYCLE: PoCo Trail Cycle

As a tribute to the end of summer, we would like to offer a cycle trip on the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough, and Hyde Creek. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 12:30 pm. *Please contact Ian (604. 939. 4039) for more…

Saturday
Sep 16
1:30 PM

City of Coquitlam Hike: South Port Coquitlam Loop $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601627) and signed waiver form is required. This is a loop of the Citadel Heights area, taking in the Fraser River, Colony Farm, Brown Creek, and the Pitt River. There will also be a chance to see views of mountains to the east. Our route will take in urban…

Saturday
Sep 30
1:00 PM

BMN HIKE: High Knoll Minnekhada Park

This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond. Roundtrip…

October 2017

Sunday
Oct 1
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Southern Diez Vistas $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601628) and signed waiver form is required. This hike is a shortened version of the full hike and will take in 3 of the better viewpoints. The trail has some steep sections so care needs to be taken. On a clear day, beautiful views of Indian Arm, the North…

Saturday
Oct 14
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Dewdney Peak (Mission)

This moderate, but steep Fraser Valley hike is sometimes referred to as “The Dewdney Grind”. On this hike, we will pass by a memorial cabin dedicated to Ben von Hardenberg, a pilot who lost his life trying to put out a forest fire in 2003. Wonderful views of the Fraser Valley can be seen from a couple of viewpoints. Due…

Saturday
Oct 21
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Woodland Walk & Saw Blade Falls $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601629) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will travel through a lovely mature second-growth forest in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. Highlights of the hike will include Saw Blade Falls, a peekaboo view of Coquitlam Lake, an old-growth Douglas-fir tree on Coho Creek, and occasional logging artifacts. You…

Saturday
Oct 28
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip…

November 2017

Sunday
Nov 5
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Coquitlam River $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601620) and signed waiver form is required. To celebrate the return of the spawning salmon, this hike will loop a section of the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with…

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