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July 2015

Friday
Jul 3
6:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Lower Slopes of Eagle Ridge

On this hike we will visit the red communications tower on Eagle Ridge. This tower is visible from many areas of the Lower Mainland, and nearby there is a great lookout that offers expansive views. We will use a variety of mountain bike trails as well roads along the power lines on this evening hike. Roundtrip distance is 6 km…

Sunday
Jul 5
1:00 PM

Annual Linden Tree Tour at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for their annual guided walk of the linden 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 also welcome….

Tuesday
Jul 7
7:00 PM

Hiking in the TriCities - Educational Session $8.00

Hiking in the TriCities – Educational Session $8.00 7:00pm to 9:30pm This slide show is sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525981). 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…

Thursday
Jul 9
6:00 PM

HIKE: Lower Slopes of Burke Mountain $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525975) and signed waiver form is required. This evening of exercise and hiking will take in some new and old trails in the redeveloped area around Coast Meridian Road. Some of the trails will be along the upper reaches of Hyde Creek. Time will be taken to enjoy the…

Thursday
Jul 9
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Mossom Creek Hatchery Lane and Hatchery

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven 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 guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Jul 11
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Saturday
Jul 11
1:00 PM

HIKE: Eagle Ridge Lower Slopes $8.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525976) 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…

Thursday
Jul 16
7:30 PM

Free Guided Walk and Tea among the Linden Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the linden trees. Linger for linden tea. Walk is led by a volunteer arborist, and last about one hour, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children…

Saturday
Jul 18
5:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Dennett Lake Loop

On this moderately strenuous hike we will venture into Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and visit Dennett Lake, as well as several other ponds and lakes. This hike is modelled after Hike #15 in Burke and Widgeon: A Hiker’s Guide. Roundtrip hiking distance is 16 km (9.6 mi) with an elevation gain of 760 m (2500 ft). Meet at 8:30 am….

Saturday
Jul 18
7:00 PM

'Stories Under the Stars' for Families @ Colony Farm Park

Listen to stories about bats and the other wildlife that live in the Park and help to count the bats which appear at dusk. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about bats and perhaps to see them for the first time. Open to all, no registration needed. Meet on the grassy area near the Community Gardens at…

Sunday
Jul 19
8:00 AM

HIKE: Woodland Walk on Burke Mountain $8.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525980) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will travel through a lovely mature second growth forest and highlights of the hike will include Saw Blade Falls, a peek a boo view of Coquitlam Lake, and an old-growth Douglas fir tree on Coho Creek. Care needs to be…

Wednesday
Jul 22
6:00 PM

HIKE: Ridge Park $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525982) and signed waiver form is required. This evening hike will take in the power line right-of-way on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the wonderful forest of Ridge Park. There will be a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip distance is 6km (3.7 mi) with…

Thursday
Jul 23
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Lower Marsh at Minnekhada

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven 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 guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Jul 25
6:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Skyline Trail

On this moderate hike in Manning Park, we will be start at the Strawberry Flats parking area and walk along an old fire access road through a lodgepole pine forest and through a flower meadow which contains strawberry blossoms and greening perennials in mid-July to August with a splash of bloom that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. From here we will…

August 2015

Thursday
Aug 6
7:00 PM

Summer Evening Botany Walk - Burnaby Mountain Cleared Site

Join other BMN members for a series of evening botanizing walks. Seven 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 guidebooks. The walks will go rain or shine. No need to register…

Saturday
Aug 8
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Bear Mountain

On this moderate to strenuous hike, we will ascend a modest summit near Harrison Hot Springs. Most of the hike is on an old gradual switchback road to ease the elevation gain. Great views of Harrison Lake, the upper part of the Fraser Valley, and the surrounding mountains are well worth the effort. The final viewpoint has been called “eye-popping.”…

Sunday
Aug 9
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walk among the Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tour of the trees at Riverview with a focus on the giant bean (Catalpa) trees and trees on the north end of the site. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or…

Sunday
Aug 23
1:00 PM

Heritage Walk among the Trees at Riverview Hospital

Join Don Gillespie along with members of BMN and the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society 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…

Thursday
Aug 27
6:00 PM

HIKE: Fraser River Sunset $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (525977) 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…

Saturday
Aug 29
7:30 AM

Visit to the Vancouver Avian Research Centre Banding Station

A tour of the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) banding station at Colony Farm Park is planned for 7:30 am in late August when fall migrants should be passing through. Families with kids aged 6+ are welcome. Cost is a $10 donation per person, payable at the station. We’ll observe the banding process, take photos and learn about how bird…

September 2015

Friday
Sep 4

Western Bird Banding Association’s 3-Day Meeting in and around Burnaby, BC

There will be LOTS going on at the conference including scientific programs, poster sessions, plenary speakers, workshops and a number of exciting field trips which will be led by some of BC’s very best birders and that doesn’t include the social functions which will include a west coast BBQ and karaoke!! Take advantage of early bird registration by May 31st!…

Saturday
Sep 12
7:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Mt. Gardner

Once again, we will combine seafaring and hiking, this time sailing for Bowen Island, where we will climb to its high point, Mt. Gardner. The climb to Gardner’s north summit (the south, though slightly higher, is treed) is moderately strenuous, and since we will have a return ferry to catch, we will need to maintain a reasonable pace. The payoff…

Saturday
Sep 26
5:00 PM

BMN HIKE: Burke South Summit & 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…

October 2015

Saturday
Oct 3
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed removal @ DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough as we continue to work on controlling Japanese Knotweed at DeBoville Slough. We meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the the weather as we go rain or shine. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. We supply tools but bring your favourite hand pruners or…

Sunday
Oct 4
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: St. Marks Summit

We will revisit Cypress Provincial Park on this outing and hike a portion of the famous Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting from the scenic Yew Lake wetlands area and going as far as St. Marks Summit. On the way we will stop at the newly recreated Bowen Island Lookout, where, hopefully, we will have a great view of Howe Sound…

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