Saturday, May 8 2010 at 1:00 PM
On Saturday May 8 from 1-4 pm, people are invited to take a nature walk and enjoy other activities at Colony Farm Regional Park to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and the annual Partners in the Park event. In addition to nature walks, participants will have an opportunity to tour the Community Gardens; children can plant flowers in a pot as a gift for Mothers Day.Many bird species are now arriving to nest at Colony Farm Regional Park after long migrations from Central and South America. At 3 pm, knowledgeable naturalists will lead a nature tour focused on the birds of Colony Farm to view resident species as well as recently-arrived migrants. The unique habitat of Colony Farm attracts a number of birds not typically seen in suburban areas including warblers, swallows and birds of prey. The walks will be on level ground and last for approximately 60-90 minutes. Please bring binoculars if you have them. When Colony Farm became a Regional Park in 1995, fields were designated for agricultural use and wildlife habitat. A public tour of the thriving Community Gardens will take place at 2 pm. Throughout the day, children will have an opportunity to plant a flower pot for Mothers Day. This event, hosted by the Colony Farm Park Association and Burke Mountain Naturalists, will also include displays on bird migration and the history of Colony Farm Regional Park.
Displays and activities will be set up in the meadow next to the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road. Access to the site from the Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam is at the intersection of Colony Farm Road. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to these organized tours, Colony Farm Regional Park offers a wide variety of trails suitable for walking and cycling throughout the year.
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