Event Calendar

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January 2015

Saturday
Jan 31
8:00 PM

Book signing and lecture with CBC's "Quirks and Quarks" host, Bob McDonald at SFU

In conjunction with the Vancouver Centre Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, you are invited to hear Bob Mcdonald speak about his latest book, “Canadian Spacewalkers”. Only three Canadian astronauts, Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean, and Dave Williams have had the privilege of donning space suits and stepping into the void outside the International Space Station. This illustrated presentation tells their remarkable…

February 2015

Monday
Feb 2
7:00 PM

Community Information Meeting - Evergreen Line

On Wednesday, January 14, the Evergreen Line project team held a community information meeting regarding tunnel boring operations in Port Moody. The Evergreen Line project team will hold an additional community information meeting that will provide the same information regarding construction activities on Cecile Drive, and Clarke Road at Seaview Drive as was provided at the community meeting on January…

Wednesday
Feb 4
6:30 PM

Workshop Invitation - Sheep Paddocks Trail at Colony Farm Park

As a result of input from the public last year, Metro Vancouver staff are exploring options for a pedestrian only trail section of the Sheep Paddocks trail in Colony Farm Regional Park. This is in addition to the ongoing design work for a combined cyclist and pedestrian trail. The community is invited to attend a workshop to discuss the possibility…

Saturday
Feb 7
10:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox Cleaning and Maintenance at DeBoville Slough & Oliver Rd

The first of our four nest box cleaning sessions; this one will be at DeBoville Slough and along Oliver Road. In addition, we may have to remove any remaining nest boxes from the areas at Minnekhada Farm which were vandalized by bears last summer. Meet in the parking lot at the entrance to DeBoville Slough (at the intersection of Victoria…

Tuesday
Feb 10
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Slideshow on 'Wildlife at the intersection of China, Vietnam, Laos and Burma'

BMN member and professional biologist Dr. Lee Harding will be our speaker this month. Lee travels extensively both for pleasure and as part of his work. He will give us a presentation describing some of the wildlife that inhabit the area where China, Vietnam, Laos and Burma meet. In the church hall of Como Lake United Church, corner of Marmont…

Thursday
Feb 12
4:00 PM

Open House: Proposed Eagle Mountain - Woodfire Gas Pipeline (LNG) Project

FortisBC is proposing to expand a portion of its existing Vancouver Island natural gas transmission system. The Project would involve installing about 47 km of 24” natural gas pipeline starting about 35 km north of Coquitlam to the Woodfibre industrial site outside of Squamish, upgrading two of Fortis’s existing compressor stations and building a new compressor station in Squamish. This…

Thursday
Feb 12
7:00 PM

Hiking for Beginners – Educational Session $8.00

This is a presentation sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (500264) is required. Come out and enjoy an evening of slides while learning about local places to hike and how to be prepared. Do you know what ten essential items you should have in your pack? Ian McArthur will present slides of hikes in Coquitlam and other local areas….

Friday
Feb 13

Great Backyard Bird Count February 13-16

The 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming up February 13-16. The four-day event is free and is open to bird watchers of all ages and skill levels. Participants watch birds for any length of time on one or more days of the count and enter their tallies at their website. The results provide a snapshot of the…

Saturday
Feb 14
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes

Join Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half day birding tour of the PoCo dikes from DeBoville Slough and along the Pitt River. Meet in the parking lot next to the washrooms at the intersection of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam to arrange for carpooling to the Fremont Village area. For more info, contact Larry…

Saturday
Feb 14
10:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Nestbox 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, egolds at sfu dot ca). Dress for the weather and bring work gloves.

Sunday
Feb 15
9:00 AM

HIKE: Coquitlam River $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (502127) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a winter walk 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. Roundtrip distance is 6…

Thursday
Feb 19
7:00 PM

Hiking for Intermediates - Educational Session $8.00

This is a presentation sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (500265) is required. Come out and enjoy an evening of slides while learning about local places to hike and how to be prepared. Ian McArthur will present slides of hikes in Coquitlam and other local areas. This presentation is geared for the intermediate hiker, but overnight trips and backcountry…

Saturday
Feb 21
10:00 AM

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

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 enter and leave together. It is a good idea to bring a snack and drink as we usually work until at least 1 pm. While no washrooms are available, there is an abundance…

Sunday
Feb 22
9:00 AM

HIKE: High Knoll $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (499904) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park in north eastern Coquitlam. 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…

March 2015

Sunday
Mar 1
9:00 AM

HIKE: Westwood Plateau $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (500266) 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 (7.5 mi) with an elevation…

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
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…

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’…

Thursday
Mar 26
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…

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