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April 2014

Thursday
Apr 17
6:30 PM

Oiled Wildlife Response: What happens to wildlife in the event of an oil spill?

This is a Tricity Greendrinks meeting which will feature two outstanding guest speakers, Sara Dubois and Jane Thomsing, who possess a life-time of passion, knowledge and experience in wildlife welfare. Come and learn what happens to wildlife in the event of an oil spill, what the issues are and what you can do to help. Sara Dubois grew up outside…

Saturday
Apr 19
8:00 AM

Raptors and Other Birds - Monthly Count in Colony Farm Park

Join members of the Colony Farm Park Association for a birding walk at Colony Farm. Start at 8 am from the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road or join Mike Griffin and the rest of the group at 9 am at the Ducks Unlimited wetland accessed from Shaughnessy Street in Port Coquitlam.

Monday
Apr 21
10:30 AM

Western Sandpiper Migration Event - A Peep-In

This annual migration is a huge natural spectacle and not to be missed. This major annual migration event at Roberts Bank is one of the most important in the whole of Canada. At its peak there are tens of thousands of birds in huge flocks in the air, swooping in to feed and slurping on the biofilm as they build…

Saturday
Apr 26
8:30 AM

Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam's Northern Dykes

Join BMN’s Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day birding field trip to Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke from just north of Lougheed Hwy. back to the parking area at DeBoville Slough. This field trip covers some excellent dyke-side habitats. They will be on the lookout for Spring migrants. Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the…

Saturday
Apr 26
9:00 AM

HIKE: Stanley Park and Seawall

On this BMN outing we will visit Vancouver’s first, largest, and most beloved urban park! Designated a national historic site of Canada, Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the heavily built urban landscape of Vancouver. We will use the SkyTrain to travel to Waterfront Station, from here we will head west on the Coal Harbour…

Saturday
Apr 26
10:00 AM

Open House at O.W.L.

Orphaned Wildlife Society’s (O.W.L.) Open House on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th from 10am to 3pm. This is the only time of the year that the general public is allowed behind the scenes at the O.W.L. facility. You can get the chance to see the care centre as well as some of our rehabilitation cages. Rehabilitated bird release…

Sunday
Apr 27
10:00 AM

Open House at O.W.L.

Orphaned Wildlife Society’s (O.W.L.) Open House on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th from 10am to 3pm. This is the only time of the year that the general public is allowed behind the scenes at the O.W.L. facility. You can get the chance to see the care centre as well as some of our rehabilitation cages. Rehabilitated bird release…

Sunday
Apr 27
1:00 PM

Free Guided Spring Tour of the Trees at Riverview

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a spring tree tour. 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’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or…

May 2014

Thursday
May 1

BC Nature Conference and AGM in Victoria

There’s lots to see and do at BC Nature’s Annual General Meeting, hosted this year by the Victoria Natural History Society and the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. It will be based in downtown Victoria on the May 1 – 4 weekend. To see what’s on the program and for info on registering and accommodation, please click here.

Saturday
May 3
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. Click HERE for the full…

Saturday
May 3
11:00 AM

Wildlife Rescue's 'EarthFest' on the Shores of Burnaby Lake

EarthFest is the annual family nature festival hosted by Wildlife Rescue staff and volunteers where you can learn about local wildlife. Held at Burnaby Lake Regional Park at the Canoe Centre on the south side of Burnaby Lake.

From 11am-3 pm

Sunday
May 4
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walking Tour of Riverview's Trees and Finnie's Garden

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for a tree tour to celebrate Mental Health Week in BC. 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 boots. Walks go rain or shine. Children to adults welcome. Dogs on leash are also…

Tuesday
May 6
7:00 PM

Hiking in your own backyard – Slide Show & Educational Session $8.00

This is an education session sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (461427) 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…

Saturday
May 10
9:00 AM

Celebrate 'International Migratory Bird Day' at Colony Farm Park

Join BMN members Dave Schutz and Hilary Maguire for a free birding tour of Colony Farm Park. This is also the Park Partners annual event so a heritage building tour will be offered at 11:30 am as well as guided walks through the Community Gardens. Children will have an opportunity to plant a pot of flowers for Mother’s Day.

Sunday
May 11

BC Coastal Waterbird Survey along Shoreline Trail

Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail is one of the locations for the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey. Participants walk the length of the trail using binoculars and telescopes to count the number and species of water birds seen. The survey is conducted at high tide, so the starting times vary. The survey is monthly. If you would like to take part in…

Sunday
May 11
11:00 AM

Mother's Day Walking Tour of Riverview's Magnificent Trees

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 13
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Special Members' Night - Fossils, Antarctica, Local Cycling and Barn Swallows

This month’s club meeting will have a different format: on this night, we’ll hear from you! Several talented BMN members and others have volunteered to present short slideshows on topics of interest to them and (we think) to the rest of the club. So far, the line-up includes Nick Ward (from the BMN Young Naturalists’ Club) on fossils, Paul Steeves…

Saturday
May 17
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Knotweed Removal at DeBoville Slough

Join the Friends of DeBoville Slough for a morning of exercise and camaraderie cutting Japanese Knotweed along the dikes. Wear sturdy shoes, bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Tools are provided. If the sun is shining, bring sunscreen, eye protection, a hat and drinking water. See here for more information on knotweed.

From 9am to noon.

Wednesday
May 21
6:00 PM

HIKE: Miller Ravine & the Chines $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (461425) and signed waiver form is required. This is 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 make a loop back to the starting…

Thursday
May 22

Conference at SFU and CapU: Changes in Environmental Education

The Canadian College and University Environmental Network is hosting a national conference Environmental Changes: Changes in Environmental Education in Vancouver on May 22 and 23 and you are cordially invited to attend. Keynote speakers include: Prof William Rees on Ecological Economics Journalist Chris Turner on The War on Science Prof Lorna Williams on Indigenous Knowledge and Learning For the full…

Friday
May 23
7:00 PM

Mossom Hatchery Trivia Night Fundraiser

Bring your friends, play Trivial Pursuits, win door prizes, enjoy a sweet treat and help rebuild Mossom Creek Hatchery. MP Fin Donnelly will emcee this night of friendly (but cut throat!) competition. Team of 6 – $120 (student $50), Individual $25 (students $10) Tickets available ONLINE. 7pm -9:30pm Centennial Secondary School 570 Poirier Street Coquitlam For information, contact Cleone Todgham…

Saturday
May 24

BMN Boat Trip up Indian Arm - NOW FULL

BMN’s boat trip exploring Indian Arm, guided by Captain Rod MacVicar on the MV Ocean Watch (capacity 40), is now FULL.

If you were one of the lucky ones and have ticket, you will be informed of the details closer to the date.

Saturday
May 24
8:30 AM

Birding with Larry at Colony Farm Park

Join BMN’s Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day birding field trip at Colony Farm Regional Park. The target species will be Colony Farm’s feature bird – the Lazuli Bunting. Other species expected include Eastern Kingbird, Band-tailed Pigeon and American Bittern. Meet Larry in the parking area at the east-end of Colony Farm Rd. at 08:30. For…

Wednesday
May 28
6:00 PM

HIKE: Lower Slopes of Burke Mountain $5.00

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (461426) and signed waiver form is required. This is 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 a mature second growth forest. Roundtrip distance…

June 2014

Sunday
Jun 1
1:00 PM

Free Guided Walk through the 'Old Orchard' Area of Riverview

Discover the historic old orchard area at Riverview and view the enhancement work done on Riverivew Creek to improve fish habitat. Join Don Gillespie and other BMN members for a 2-3 hour walk. Wear water-resistant shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at 1 pm on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young building. Banners and flags will…

Wednesday
Jun 4
7:00 PM

HIKES: Beginner Hiking Program to the High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park $24.00

These are hikes sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (461428) 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 5
6:30 PM

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

These are hikes sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (461447) 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…

Saturday
Jun 7
10:00 AM

Coquitlam's Outdoor: Summer Kick Off Event

The City of Coquitlam is hosting an Outdoor: Summer Kick Off Event from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Glen Pine Pavilion. Spring into Summer and celebrate the great outdoors in your own neighborhood. Check out this FREE event and outdoor programs that will keep you and your family busy all summer long. Activities and fun to be enjoyed by all….

Sunday
Jun 8

BC Coastal Waterbird Survey along Shoreline Trail

Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail is one of the locations for the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey. Participants walk the length of the trail using binoculars and telescopes to count the number and species of water birds seen. The survey is conducted at high tide, so the starting times vary. The survey is monthly. If you would like to take part in…

Saturday
Jun 21
8:15 AM

Birding with Larry at Grant Narrows

Join BMN’s Larry Cowan and members of Nature Vancouver for a half-day birding the Grant Narrows Area along the Pitt River Dyke covering an area from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in morning usually wet, and appropriate footwear is advised. Later, the group will bird a short distance along the Grant Narrows Nature Dyke…

July 2014

Sunday
Jul 13

BC Coastal Waterbird Survey along Shoreline Trail

Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail is one of the locations for the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey. Participants walk the length of the trail using binoculars and telescopes to count the number and species of water birds seen. The survey is conducted at high tide, so the starting times vary. The survey is monthly. If you would like to take part in…

August 2014

Sunday
Aug 10

BC Coastal Waterbird Survey along Shoreline Trail

Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail is one of the locations for the BC Coastal Waterbird Survey. Participants walk the length of the trail using binoculars and telescopes to count the number and species of water birds seen. The survey is conducted at high tide, so the starting times vary. The survey is monthly. If you would like to take part in…

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