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March 2015

Saturday
Mar 28
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Little Horn Mountain

Despite its name, our destination on this moderate hike is really only a bluffy knob that rises just 440 m (1445 ft) above Indian Arm. Since we will be starting at elevation, we will need to gain just 315 m (1035 ft) to reach the “summit.” Our approach will be along the east side of beautiful Buntzen Lake and on…

Saturday
Mar 28
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…

Saturday
Mar 28
8:30 PM

EARTH HOUR - tonight

Show your support for efforts to reduce climate change! Turn off your lights and all unnecessary electricity from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on Saturday, March 28 for this year’s Earth Hour! Some ideas for families participating in Earth Hour include: * Having dessert or a late night dinner by candlelight * Playing a family game using flashlights * Telling stories *…

Monday
Mar 30
5:30 PM

Workshop: Conservation through Citizen Engagement on BC’s South Coast

The South Coast Conservation Program is hosting a series of free workshops aimed at engaging the public on the science of endangered species conservation. For information on the workshop held locally, please click here.

5:30pm – 9:00pm
Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby

Tuesday
Mar 31

Event at Douglas College (New West) on Sustainability and Energy

This event at Douglas College will explore sustainability and innovation in the energy sector as it relates to agriculture and the production of food. NFORMATIVE DISPLAYS Showcasing student research, the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology, Coquitlam Farmers Market, Royal City Farmers Market, FortisBC and New Westminster Environmental Partners. Noon-4:30pm | New Westminster Campus, concourse PANEL FORUM Methane gas, potato…

April 2015

Saturday
Apr 4
10:00 AM

Eco-Easter Egg Hunt at Colony Farm Park

Search for Easter eggs while discovering egg-laying species at the park. Bring your Easter basket.

10 am – 12 noon
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Information: 604-520-6442
Hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association

Sunday
Apr 5
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Monday
Apr 6
12:00 PM

Critter Capers – Who’s Crashing in My Tree Cavity?

Who’s in chickadee’s tree cavity? Solve the mystery by examining fur, saliva and other evidence. Allow at least one hour.
Ages 6+
Free, drop-in. Hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston Street

12 noon – 4 pm
BURNABY LAKE REGIONAL PARK

Tuesday
Apr 14
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Exploring in Our Local Natural Areas in Hiking Boots

BMN member and avid hiker, Ian McArthur, will give a presentation on local places to walk and hike and how to get prepared before heading out. For example, do you know what ten essential items you should have in your pack? Did you tell someone at home where you plan on going and when you’ll be back? View slides of…

Sunday
Apr 19
9:00 AM

'Birds in Focus' – Photography Workshop in Tsawwassen

Join photographer Ursula Easterbrook to explore basic to advanced photography skills. Bring your own camera (film or digital) etc, practice session in the park with captive raptors. Ages 13+. $20/person. Registration required (604-432-6359).

Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park near Centennial Beach, Tsawwassen (Delta), 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Sunday
Apr 19
1:00 PM

Special Earth Sunday TREE TOUR at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special tour of the heritage trees in the spring, and celebrate Earth Day too! This is an ideal season to view the architectural structure of the deciduous trees before they come out in full leaf. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’…

Sunday
Apr 26
11:00 AM

Wildlife Rescue Association's EarthFest

The Wildlife Rescue Association hosts their annual EarthFest event, this time on their grounds on the south shore of Burnaby Lake. The Colony Farm Park Association (but not BMN) will be there with a display and children’s wildlife puzzles. Please park in the parking lot for the rowing pavilion and take the free shuttle to their site. Tours will also…

Sunday
Apr 26
11:00 AM

Goodbye Chums Salmon Fry Release

Release salmon fry into Kanaka Creek, visit the hatchery in KANAKA CREEK REGIONAL PARK, see displays, play games and make crafts.
Meet at Bell-Irving Hatchery on 256th St, south of Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Information: 604-530-4983
11 am – 3 pm
Presented by Metro Vancouver and Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society.

May 2015

Saturday
May 2
11:00 AM

Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek

The annual Noon’s Creek Hatchery Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek and the Port Moody skating arena. Help to release young chum into Noons Creek and view displays from 50 environmental groups in the lower mainland. Enjoy the music, children’s activities, food, and fun! BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles.
From 11am-3pm

Sunday
May 3
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

Sunday
May 3
1:00 PM

Heritage Walk among the Buildings of Riverview Hospital - Mental Health Week

Join Don Gillespie and other members of the Burke Mountain Naturalists for a special free guided tour of the outside portions of the heritage buildings at Riverview. The tour will last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Dogs on leash are welcome….

Tuesday
May 5
7:00 PM

"Hiking in the TriCities - Educational Session" $8.00

This is a presenation sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512637) 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….

Saturday
May 9
1:00 PM

International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations at Colony Farm Park

Join the Colony Farm Park Association for displays, kid’s activities, a history tour at 1 pm and birding walks at 2:30 pm. Look for the tents at the end of Colony Farm Road. Free.
1 – 4 pm
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK

Sunday
May 10
1:00 PM

Mother's Day Walking Tour of the Magnificient Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a special free Mother’s Day tour of the heritage trees at Riverview. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are…

Tuesday
May 12
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: A Photographic Tour of Nature in Botswana

Our guests this month are David and Diane Reesor, who have travelled the globe for decades and continue to produce astonishing photography of the wildlife of exotic places. This presentation will show photographic highlights of their trip to Botswana and include images of the local people, colorful birds, hunting dogs, big cats teaching their cubs to navigate in the river…

Saturday
May 16
11:00 AM

Forest Fairy Gathering at Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Visit the “Gnome Depot” to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting. Fairy attire welcome.
Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Avenue, off Winston St

11 am – 3 pm

A free family event hosted by Metro Vancouver Parks.

Wednesday
May 20
6:00 PM

HIKE: Miller Ravine & the Chines $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512633) 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…

Wednesday
May 27
6:00 PM

HIKE: Lower Slopes of Burke Mountain $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512636) and signed waiver form is required. A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip on a variety of forested trails in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will travel on undulating trails taking in the reappearing spring vegetation in…

June 2015

Wednesday
Jun 3
7:00 PM

HIKE: Beginner Hiking Program to the High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park $20.00

These hikes are sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512634) and signed waiver form is required. Have you ever wanted to hike to the top of the High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park, 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. The…

Thursday
Jun 4
6:30 PM

HIKE: Intermediate Hiking Program to Diez Vistas in Buntzen Lake Recreation Area $24.00

These hikes are sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (512635) 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 Spanish…

Sunday
Jun 7
1:00 PM

Creative Cafe at Minnekhada Lodge

Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover Minnekhada Park’s natural and cultural history.
1 – 4 pm in The Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca

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