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January 2004

Monday
Jan 12
11:00 PM

BMN Monthly Meeting

This month’s guest speaker will be Mike MacIntosh who will present a slideshow on “The Burrowing Owls of BC”. At the same meeting, BMN member Liz Thunstrom will make a short presentation on the capture, repair and release of the wolverine found living in downtown Port Moody in October last year.

Monday
Jan 19
11:00 PM

Wildlife Slideshow at PoMo Library

The Port Moody Library hosts a slide show by Hoss Palm on a wildlife journey from southern BC to the Yukon and Alaska. Free but registration required. Phone 604-469-4577.
Starts at 7 pm.

Saturday
Jan 24
11:00 PM

Birding in Stanley Park with Al Grass

Last Sunday of every month at Stanley Park: Join BMN member Al Grass for a 3 hour walk in Stanley Park to improve your birding skills. Meet at the Lost Lagoon Nature House at 9 am. Fee by donation.

Tuesday
Jan 27
11:00 PM

"Riverworld" Presentation by Mark Angelo

Mark Angelo, renowned river conservationist, paddler, teacher and writer, takes viewers on a visually stunning journey to many of the world’s wildest and most remote rivers. His presentation emphasizes the importance of river conservation, provides an overview of the many threats confronting our great waterways and he discusses the plight of many indigenous people and cultures that are dependent on…

Wednesday
Jan 28
11:00 PM

"Friends of DeBoville Slough" meeting

At 7 pm, the newly formed Friends of DeBoville Slough meet at the Pinetree Community Center to plan activities for the coming year. New members always welcome. Contact Elaine (937-3483, ) for more info.

February 2004

Monday
Feb 2
11:00 PM

Info Session on Proposed Scott Islands MWA

The Canadian Wildlife Service has proposed a Marine Wildlife Area (MWA) around the Scott Islands (northwest of the tip of Vancouver Island) and are providing an information session from 4-6 pm at the Vancouver Library. At 7 pm there will be a slideshow by Alison Watt, book author (Triangle Island) and biologist, followed from 7:30 – 9:00 with a CWS

Monday
Feb 9
11:00 PM

Monthly Meeting -- “The Fossils of the Burgess Shale” by Joan Sharp

At the February 10th meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, biologist Joan Sharp will give a slide presentation on the fossils of the Burgess Shale. The Burgess Shale, which is located in the Canadian Rockies, is one of the world’s most significant fossil discoveries. It captures the huge diversity of invertebrate animals (preserved here in exquisite detail) that existed 515…

Friday
Feb 13
11:00 PM

A Nature Walk with Al Grass at Maplewood

Second Saturday of every month at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area: Join BMN member Al Grass for a nature walk. Meet him at 10 am in the parking lot of the Pacific Environment Science Centre, 2645 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver. Remember, no dogs, please.

Tuesday
Feb 17
11:00 PM

"River Life: Lost in the Flow" Speaker Series 2004

The first speaker in this series on species at risk on the Fraser River will be Jennifer Heron, who will look at the threats to some of BC’s rarest species of butterflies, dragonflies, snails, and other unique species of invertebrates that are supported by the Fraser River and surrounding ecosystems. Jennifer Heron is an Invertebrate Species at Risk Specialist with…

Friday
Feb 20
11:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunity -- Nestbox Cleaning at Minnekhada

It’s that time of year again! BMN’s chickadee and swallow boxes in Minnekhada Park will be cleaned out and readied for this year’s occupants from 10-1 on Saturday, Feb 21. Meet in the Quarry Road parking lot. Contact Victoria (votton@sfu.ca or 937-5379) for more info.

Saturday
Feb 21
11:00 PM

Port Moody Film Society presents "The Corporation"

If you didn’t get a chance to see this film in downtown Vancouver, here’s your chance to see it close to home! It’s a must-see! For information, click here.

1:30 pm, Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Monday
Feb 23
11:00 PM

David Suzuki on "Oil, Jobs and BC's Coast: Risks and Choices"

Join David Suzuki for an evening of information and discussion on the importance of not lifting the moratorium that has protected B.C.’s coastline from oil drilling for three decades. This is an impending government decision on whether to drill for oil and gas in the most seismically active region in Canada. First Nations representatives and experts on the scientific, economic…

Friday
Feb 27
11:00 PM

Birding at Colony Farm with Larry Cowan

Join Larry Cowan and VNHS members for a birding trip to Colony Farm. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Colony Farm road at 9 am. Contact Larry at 604-942-0931, or lawrencecowan@shaw.ca.

Friday
Feb 27
11:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunity -- Nestbox Cleaning at the Shoreline Park

This will be a quick tour to clean out our chickadee and swallow nestboxes along the Shoreline Trail. 10 -12. Meet behind the Rec Centre. Contact Victoria for more info (votton@sfu.ca or 937-5379).

Saturday
Feb 28
11:00 PM

First BMN Hike of 2004 -- Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon will be our first destination of the 2004 hiking season. This hike will include a loop of Rice Lake, a crossing of the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, and a view of Twin Falls. The total distance will be 11 km. The elevation gain is minimal but there are some steep sections. Meet at the usual place at 9…

March 2004

Friday
Mar 5
11:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunity -- Nestbox Cleaning in the Widgeon

Cleaning out BMN’s chickadee and swallow boxes in the Widgeon provides a great opportunity to see this fairly inaccessible park. We’ll start at 10 am and finish around 2 pm. Contact Victoria for more info (votton@sfu.ca or 937-5379).

Monday
Mar 8
11:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Slide Presentation by Dr. David Green on "Bird Studies in Australia"

At our March club meeting, SFU ecologist Dr. David Green will give a slide presentation on “Bird Studies in Australia”. With its varied landscapes and habitats, Australia is land rich in bird species. But until relatively recently, few detailed and long-term studies of Australian birds have been carried out. Dr. Green has been a member of research teams in Canberra…

Tuesday
Mar 16
11:00 PM

Where'd All the Common Nighthawks Go?

The common nighthawk isn’t so common anymore, and that’s just one of many species of Fraser Valley birds that are under threat of extinction. Thankfully, however, there are people like Kevin Bell of the Wild Bird Trust dedicating their time and knowledge to help save these birds. Kevin’s presentation is called “Threatened Bird Species in the Fraser Valley”. This is…

Wednesday
Mar 17
11:00 PM

Botany Slideshow to VNHS by Al Grass

The Botany Section of VNHS presents BMN member, Al Grass, for a presentation entitled, “Bad Weeds Gone Good, the Good Side of Invasive Species”. At the Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver at 7:30 PM.

Friday
Mar 19
11:00 PM

“Nature Days” at Amsterdam Greenhouses

For the last several years, this plant nursery has promoted “green” gardening by holding a “Nature Day”. The event this year is running over two days (10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, 1 pm – 4 pm on Sunday). There will be displays and seminars both days on topics such as gardening with native plants, pollination by Mason Bees,…

Saturday
Mar 20
11:00 PM

Walking Tour of Heritage Trees at Riverview

Experience the legacy of BC’s first Botanical Garden — a treasure-trove of trees, many of them over 90 years old and allowed to grow to their full potential. The walk begins at 1 pm at the front door of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turn up hill onto Oak Crescent then turn right onto Kalmia. Walk goes…

April 2004

Saturday
Apr 10

Birding with Larry Cowan at DeBoville Slough

Join Larry Cowan and members of the Vancouver Natural History Society for a half-day birding trip to DeBoville Slough. Meet Larry at the corner of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam at 8:45. Please confirm your attendance with Larry at 604 942-0931 or lawrencecowan@shaw.ca.

Tuesday
Apr 13

Monthly Meeting -- Slide Presentation by BCIT's Danny Catt on "Journey for Sustainability in Africa"

Our guest speaker in April is Danny Catt from BCIT who will present “Journey for Sustainability in Africa” on wildlife and sustainability on this trouble continent.

Saturday
Apr 17

Annual Open House Weekend at OWL

OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) opens their doors to public and provides tours of their facilities. OWL is located at 3800 72nd Street in Delta. Click here for more information. They are also open for tours every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm.

Saturday
Apr 17

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY -- "Pitch-In" Cleanup of Garbage at DeBoville Slough

Participate in “Pitch-In Week” by joining BMN and Friends of DeBoville Slough for a 2 hour cleanup of garbage on the south dike trail of DeBoville Slough. Meet at 10am at the corner of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam. For information or to arrange carpooling, please contact Victoria at votton@sfu.ca or 604 937-5379.

Sunday
Apr 18

Walking Tour of the Heritage Trees at Riverview

Experience the legacy of BC’s first Botanical Garden — a treasure-trove of trees, many of them over 90 years old and allowed to grow to their full potential. The walk begins at 1 pm at the front door of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turn up hill onto Oak Crescent then turn right onto Kalmia. Walk goes…

Wednesday
Apr 21

"River Life: Lost in the Flow" Speaker Series 2004

The third and final speaker in this series on species at risk on the Fraser River will be Ross Vennesland of the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Ross will give a presentation on “The Status and Recovery of Species at Risk in the Fraser Lowlands: a Tale of Herons, Salamanders, Orchids, and Shrews”. The presentation will be…

Saturday
Apr 24

BMN Hike on Baden Powell Trail

Come out for an easy to moderate hike from Deep Cove to Lynn Valley on the Baden Powell Trail. Some great views of Indian Arm can be seen from this trail. This is a great early season hike to stetch your legs. This will be a one-way hike — we’ll use public transit for our return trip. The distance is…

Saturday
Apr 24

Spring Birding with Larry Cowan at DeBoville Slough

Join Larry Cowan, Friends of DeBoville Slough and BMN for a 2 hour nature walk along the north dike of DeBoville Slough. Meet at the intersections of Victoria and Cedar Drives in NE Coquitlam at 9 am. For more info, contact Larry at 604-942-0931 or lawrencecowan@shaw.ca.

Sunday
Apr 25

Walking Tour of Riverview's "Backyard" and Finnie's Garden

The spectacular Arboretum is not the only thing to see at Riverview. The “backyard” contains the natural features of the lands — native trees, streams, birds and wild flowers. Finnie’s Garden is an excellent example of Naturescape in Action. This 2 acre site is the result of work done by residents during the 1950’s under the direction of Art Finnie….

May 2004

Saturday
May 1

Fingerling Festival at Noons Creek Hatchery

Bring the family to this annual event and help release 35,000 young chum salmon into Noons Creek. The day includes displays by community groups, crafts, draws, book sales, face painting, hotdogs, and fun. BMN will be there with our display and children’s activities. If you can help, please contact Victoria at 937-5379 or votton@sfu.ca. The event is sponsored by the…

Saturday
May 8

Stoney Creek 'Great Salmon Send-Off'

The Stoney Creek Great Salmon Send-Off is another annual fish-release celebration. It takes place behind Stoney Creek School in Burnaby (near the Community Gardens). BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles. If you can help, please contact Carole at 604- 420-8822 or caroleedwards@shaw.ca. The event runs from 10am to 2 pm.

Saturday
May 8

Birding at DeBoville Slough with Larry Cowan

May 8th is International Migratory Bird Day, and what better way to celebrate than to go birding? Join Larry and VNHS members at DeBoville Slough at 8:45am for a half-day of excellent birding — green heron, Sandhill Cranes and lots of warblers are anticipated. Meet at the intersection of Victoria and Cedar Drives. For more info, contact Larry at 604-942-0931…

Saturday
May 8

Nature Walks at Maplewood with Al Grass

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birding! Al Grass will be conducting two free guided nature walks at Maplewood Flats this day. The first, beginning at 6:30 am and running til 8:30 am, is to hear the dawn chorus. Meet at the double gates opposite the Crab Shop. Al’s second tour is to enjoy the birdsong at Maplewood a little…

Sunday
May 9

Mother's Day Tour of Riverview's Heritage Trees

Tour Riverview’s magnificent trees with volunteers from the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. This is the special Mother’s Day walk to see the magnolias in bloom. The walk begins at 1 pm on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. Walk goes rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes. For more info, check RHCS’s website.

Tuesday
May 11

Monthly Meeting -- "Bad Weeds Gone Good" by Al Grass

Our “guest” speaker this month will be our own Al Grass, noted BC naturalist and BMN member, who will provide a slide presentation beneficial alien plant species. The full title of Al’s talk is “Bad Weeds Gone Good — the Good Side of Invasive Species”. This will be our last indoor club meeting of the season. The meeting begins at…

Saturday
May 15

BMN Hike -- Sasamat Lake and Buntzen Ridge

On this moderate hike (18.5 km with elevation gain of 560 m), we will climb Buntzen Ridge from the west from Belcarra via a series of switchbacks and return via the Sugar Mountain Trail. For more info, or to arrange carpooling, please contact Ian at 604-464-9255 or imcart@telus.net.

Monday
May 24

Native Plants Workshop

Join theComo Lake Watershed Group at their Colony Farm native plant nursery and learn more about native vegetation, how to add native plants to your garden, and how to care for them. Each participant receives a seedling of a native tree. This event is held (rain or shine) beside the Community Gardens at Colony Farm from 10:30 til noon.

June 2004

Sunday
Jun 6

Como Lake Festival

This is the second annual festival at Como Lake Park, hosted by the Como Watershed Group. BMN will have our displays and children’s activites there, and will distribute our newest brochure and checklist: “Birds and Other Wildlife in Como Lake Park”. Bring the family for outdoor fun, entertainment and snacks, and learn about our local urban green spaces through free…

Saturday
Jun 12

Nature Walk at Maplewood with Al Grass

Join naturalist Al Grass on a free nature walk at Maplewood Flats to see martins, osprey and more early summer birds. The walk runs from 10 am til noon (rain or shine). Meet at the Sanctuary Office. Trails are suitable for all ages and are wheelchair accessible (no wheelchair accessible washroom, though). No dogs, leashed or unleashed, are permitted at…

Sunday
Jun 13

BMN Hike and Trail Maintenance on Burke Mt.

To celebrate the 9th anniversary of the creation of Pinecone/Burke Provincial Park, BMN will do an easy to moderate hike on the Woodland Walk and Coquitlam River Connector Trail. As we go, we’ll do some light trail maintenance. Some tools will be supplied, but if you have loppers or hand pruners, please bring them. Distance will be approx 12 km…

Sunday
Jun 20

ART in the gARTen Tour

The 2nd annual gARTen tour takes place June 20th, 11am to 4pm. Over 30 local artists (including several BMN members), working in a wide range of mediums, will be displaying their work in 9 beautiful public and private gardens in Coquitlam. Artists and gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. In addition, talented local musicians…

Sunday
Jun 20

Father's Day Tree Tour at Riverview

Tour the grand trees of the Riverview Hospital grounds with volunteers of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. Meet at 1 pm on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turning uphill onto Oak Crescent, then right to Kalmia for parking). Wear suitable clothing and walking shoes. Click here for more info.

Sunday
Jun 27

Tour of Riverview's Backyard

Join tour guide Don Gillespie for a tour of Riverview’s more hidden natural areas. Be enchanted by the 2 acre Finnie’s Garden, and discover some of Riverview’s secret streams. Meet at 1 pm on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building (follow Holly Drive, turning uphill onto Oak Crescent, then right to Kalmia for parking). Wear suitable clothing…

Monday
Jun 28

FEDERAL ELECTION DAY

Get out and VOTE! Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm.

July 2004

Tuesday
Jul 6

"Linden Walk" at Riverview

Enjoy the sweet, haunting smell of the linden trees on this evening walk at Riverview. Members of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will be the guides. The walk starts at 7:30 pm and goes rain or shine. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building. For more information, click here for more info.

Saturday
Jul 10

BMN Hike up K2 on the Sunshine Coast

As the name suggests, you might think an airplane flight to the Himalayas would be needed, but instead a ferry ride to Langdale is all that is necessary to reach this destination. Once leaving the ferry terminal at Langdale, a 1.5 km walk on pavement is needed to reach the wilderness section of this moderate hike. From the summit, views…

Saturday
Jul 10

Nature Walk At Maplewood with Al Grass -- Wonders of the Salt Marsh

Join naturalist Al Grass on a free nature walk at Maplewood Flats to see this intertidal treasure. There are only three salt marshes left on Burrard Inlet, and Maplewood’s is the most significant. The walk runs from 10 am til noon (rain or shine). Meet at the Sanctuary Office. Trails are suitable for all ages and are wheelchair accessible (no…

August 2004

Sunday
Aug 15

Burke Summit HIKE

Ascending Burke has become a club tradition, but this year’s climb offers a variation on the theme. On this moderately strenuous hike we will approach the summit by way of Munro and Dennett lakes rather than the more usual South Slope Trail. Although this route is about 5 km (3 mi) shorter (return), it does require an additional 240 m…

September 2004

Saturday
Sep 11

Mount Ford HIKE

Mt. Ford rises above the Chilliwack River Valley and its summit, the one-time site of a Forest Service lookout, offers fine views north to the Lucky Four Range and south to Mount Slesse and other border peaks. On this moderately strenuous crossover hike, we will not only climb to the summit but also walk a portion of the adjoining ridge,…

Saturday
Sep 11

VanCity "Environment Day" in Coquitlam

VanCity Credit Union hosts their first family Environmental Day at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. For further information, contact Nadine Donais at 604-877-7551. Local groups, including BMN, will attend with displays and activities. If you can volunteer for the BMN “booth”, please contact Elaine. Signs will be posted along Pinetree to direct people to the event, which runs…

Sunday
Sep 12

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY -- Shoreline Clean-Up

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup sponsored by the Vancouver Aquarium and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation takes place between Sept 11 – 19. For further information on this event, contact 1-877-427-2422 or visit www.vanaqua.org/cleanup for more information. On Sunday, Sept 12th, BMN will be joining the Friends of DeBoville Slough, Hyde Creek Watershed Society and Wesbild for a…

Sunday
Sep 12

Tour of Chemical-Free Gardens in North Vancouver

What a great way to learn how to have a spectacular garden without the use of synthetic chemicals! There are 6 private gardens to visit (in any order) between 11 am and 4 pm. For more information, call Caroline Jackson at 604.984.9730.

Tuesday
Sep 14

MONTHLY MEETING - "Marine Conservation Areas" by Bill Henwood

BMN’s first meeting of the fall season at 7:30 pm at Como Lake United Church in Coquitlam. Guest speaker will be Bill Henwood from Parks Canada who will present a slide show on the proposed Southern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation Area. Bill will also provide an update on the new Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. We encourage you…

Sunday
Sep 19

TREEFEST 2004 on the Riverview Lands

This year is the 10th annual Treefest, and it will be a day to remember. This year’s event will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Riverview Lands for Mental Health. Join one of the many Heritage Tree Tours: 11:00 am, noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm. A BMN backyard walk led by Don Gillespie will…

Wednesday
Sep 22

Mark Angelo's "RIVERWORLD" Presentation

Join river conservationist Mark Angelo on his incredible around-the-world journey by river that makes an inspiring plea for the protection of the world’s waterways. The show takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 (which includes a reception) and are available through the Shadbolt Box Office (604.205.3000) or at the door….

Saturday
Sep 25

Introduction to Drawing Birds with Artist Lex Hedley

For those who always wanted to draw birds, but just didn’t know how to get started. Join bird artist Lex Hedley for a hands-on introduction to drawing birds. Lex’s work graces the cover of each edition of “Wingspan”, the Wild Bird Trust’s quarterly magazine. This takes place in the boardroom at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area (2645 Dollarton Hwy, N. Vancouver)…

Sunday
Sep 26

BC Rivers Day

The City of PoCo is once again organizing the Rivers and Trails Festival at Peace Park on the Pitt River in recognition of BC Rivers Day. Free boat rides around Douglas Island will be available. BMN will be at Peace Park for this event with our displays, children’s puzzles and guided nature walks. Watch the local newspapers for times and…

October 2004

Saturday
Oct 2

Guided Walking Tour along the Fraser River

Do you know that the Fraser River is the largest river in British Columbia, the greatest salmon producing river in the world, and approximately 60% of BC’s population lives within the basin of the River? You can learn more fascinating information by taking a guided walking tour along the Mighty Fraser at the New Westminster Quay esplanade. The Fraser River…

Sunday
Oct 3

3rd Annual "IOCO Heritage Celebration"

12 tents of fun, refreshments, history and mystery games, local entertainers, hat parade, and IOCO Heritage Walking Tour. It all takes place from 12 noon – 4 pm at the IOCO townsite’s historical lawn bowling green (IOCO and 1st Ave). Hosted by the Friends of IOCO Townsite.

Tuesday
Oct 12
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING -- "Modern Techniques for Feeding Birds (Not Bears)" by John Morton

Our guest speaker this month will be John Morton from Wild Birds Unlimited who will present a slide-show on “Modern Techniques for Feeding Birds (not Bears)”. John will show us examples of well-designed feeders and suitable types of seed. Following the refreshment break, Daphne Solecki from the Vancouver Natural History Society will give a short presentation on the Young Naturalists…

Saturday
Oct 16

Dog Mountain/Suicide Bluffs HIKE

Dog Mountain is not a mountain at all, but a great rocky bluff with incredible views of the Seymour Valley and the urbanized Lower Mainland. Many people have visited Dog Mountain, be it on soil or on snow, as an out and back trip. We will be returning a different way to include Suicide Bluffs and have more views farther…

Saturday
Oct 16
1:30 PM

Guided Walking Tour along the Fraser River

Do you know that the Fraser River is the largest river in British Columbia, the greatest salmon producing river in the world, and approximately 60% of BC’s population lives within the basin of the River? You can learn more fascinating information by taking a guided walking tour along the Mighty Fraser at the New Westminster Quay esplanade. The Fraser River…

Saturday
Oct 16
8:15 PM

Public Lecture: Consequences of Global Overexploitation of Fisheries

This is one of the Vancouver Institute’s series of free public lectures. Dr. Ransom Myers from Dalhousie University will present this lecture at 8:15 pm in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia. For more information, and to see other lectures in the Fall series, click here.

Sunday
Oct 17
1:00 PM

Heritage Tree Tour at Riverview

Tour some of the lovely old trees on the Riverview grounds with an expert tree specialist as your guide. Meet on the uphill side of the Henry Esson Young Building at 1 pm. The tour lasts approx 2 hours. Wear comfortable footwear and suitable clothes for the weather. Tours always go, rain or shine. (The Henry Esson Young Building is…

Saturday
Oct 23

Free Watershed Wise Workshop

On behalf of the Como Creek Watershed, Pam Zevit is offering a free workshop for educators and naturalists on her Watershed Wise program entitled, “Reconciling the Human Footprint Watershed Restoration and Planning in Urban Landscapes”. Workshop runs from 10 am to 3 pm, and lunch provided. At the Poirier Library in Coquitlam. Contact Pam if you are interested (604-939-0523) or…

Sunday
Oct 24
11:00 AM

The Vancouver Mycological Society's Annual Mushroom Show

“Mushrooms Among Us”

VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Floral Hall, 37th &Oak, Vancouver
Displays of edible, poisonous and dubious mushrooms. Cultivation, preservation
& cooking of gourmet varieties. Bring your own specimens for identification.

Admission $3.00, children under 12 are free.
http://www.vanmyco.com
info@vanmyco.com

Mushroom Hotline (recorded message) at 604-878-9878

Sunday
Oct 24
1:00 PM

Nature Walk along the Coquitlam River

Join Don Gillespie for a nature walk along the Coquitlam River into areas proposed for development. Learn what areas are appropriate for development and other areas where development could be a disaster. Discover the ridge where you can stand with one foot in the Coquitlam watershed and one foot in the Hyde Creek watershed. This walk will likely take at…

November 2004

Tuesday
Nov 2
11:00 PM

'Salmon Come Home' at Hoy Creek Hatchery

Salmon Come Home celebrates the return of salmon to their spawning grounds in Hoy Creek after their long journey home. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting Salmon and Children’, with emphasis on activities and displays for the younger set (of children, not salmon). BMN will be there with our display materials and children’s puzzles. This event takes place at the Hoy…

Thursday
Nov 4
6:00 PM

Meeting of the "Friends of DeBoville Slough"

Friends of DeBoville Slough meet in Room 3, Pinetree Community Center. Staff from the City of Coquitlam will outline a report which examines potential impacts on DeBoville Slough from development in the Hyde Creek watershed. All supporters of DeBoville Slough are most welcome to attend.

Friday
Nov 5
6:00 PM

Public Forum: Biodiversity and Urban Form Partners for Effective Protection and Restoration

Guest speaker, Mike Houck, of the Audubon Society, Portland and Director of the Urban Green Spaces Institute. Co-sponsored by the Evergreen Foundation, GVRD and the Georgia Basin Action Plan. Free. To register or for more info phone 604-689-0766 ext. 27.

Friday
Nov 5
11:00 PM

GVRD Parks' Annual Super Saturday at BCIT

From 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, GVRD Parks 4th Annual Super Saturday Forum at BCIT in Burnaby. The themes of the presentations this year will be community, culture and heritage. Talks include one by Sue Haberger on the Riverview Hospital Site and a presentation by Dawn Hanna on writing press releases and other communications. Author Rick Searle will give the…

Saturday
Nov 6
11:00 PM

UBC Research Forest HIKE

Although this will be our fourth hike in the Research Forest, it will feature a section not visited on previous trips. On this moderate hike we will follow Road A, which is more secluded than the other open logging roads. After an initial crossing of the North Alouette River, we will continue on Road A as it heads east and…

Monday
Nov 8
6:30 PM

Natural Lawn & Garden Care Presentation

In an effort to reduce unnecessary pesticide use, the City of Port Moody is implementing a ban on cosmetic lawn and garden pesticides in January, 2006. Want to learn more about pesticide-free lawn and garden care? Come listen to natural lawn and garden care expert Carole Rubin, author of: "How to Get Your Lawn and Garden off Drugs: A Basic…

Tuesday
Nov 9
6:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING -- "Travels in My Backyard" by newspaper photographer, Paul van Peenen

Guest speaker will be Paul van Peenen, photographer from the Coquitlam Now Newspaper. Paul will present a stunning slide show of two recent wilderness journeys. The first will be of a voyage by canoe in the Northwest Territories, while the second will illustrate a hiking trip on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Both expeditions were taken along edges found in…

Wednesday
Nov 10
6:30 PM

“True North Wild and Free” Celebration

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society celebrates our boreal forests, the last great intact forest ecosystem on earth with a special presentation by James Raffan (storyteller), Laurel Archer (paddler), Fred Penner and Colin James (entertainers). At the Ridge Theatre, 3131 Arbutus, Vancouver. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. Call CPAWS for more information (604-685-7445). Proceeds go to CPAWS Boreal…

Saturday
Nov 13
9:00 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: BMN "Mess-Up" at the Old Mill Site, Shoreline Park


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, due to logistical problems with City machinery. Watch this space for the new date.* Some people do clean-ups but we know that nature isn’t tidy and a little “messing up” can diversify habitat. Join BMN for a work bee at the Old Mill Site in Port Moody’s Shoreline Park to “complex” and improve habitat for…

Saturday
Nov 13
11:00 PM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

This celebration is held (mostly) indoors at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam. There will be lots of informative displays (including BMN’s), children’s crafts, food and short nature walks. It’s mostly indoors, dry and warm with the spawning salmon outside only a few steps away. Bring your family! We will also hold our inaugural meeting of the BMN

Monday
Nov 15
6:30 PM

Free Public Lecture at SFU Harbour Centre

If you’ve got a free evening, this sounds interesting: Alan Rudrum, Professor Emeritus of English, SFU, presents a public lecture on “Mad Cows and Calvinists: Deep ecology and animal rights in early modern Europe, 1500-1600”. Alan Rudrum came to Canada in 1969, after teaching in England, Australia, Northern Ireland, and the United States. He has held Research Fellowships at the…

Friday
Nov 19
11:00 PM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Join BMN's Raptor Counts

Join BMN members on the monthly raptor counts held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. A group is urgently needed to monitor the southern area of Pitt Meadows – contact Jude Grass (jgrass1@telus.net) if you can help. Contact Mike Griffin (942-5326) or Doug Charles (604-939-9571) if you are interested in assisting with the Colony Farm areas.

Wednesday
Nov 24
6:00 PM

Public Lecture: "What is the Value of Nature in Cities?"

More than half of the world’s population, including 90% of North Americans, live in cities. These cities are often in areas of great biodiversity, such as estuaries, with potentially huge impacts on natural habitats and animal and plant life. Local ecologist Dr. Valentin Schaefer, Executive Director of the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College, has just published a book,…

Thursday
Nov 25
6:30 PM

Free Public Talk co-hosted by Parks Canada

“Humans, Caribou, and Muskoxen: Western Science, Traditional Knowledge and Species at Risk in Canada’s High Arctic” — An Illustrated Talk by Lyle Dick, Historian During the Race to the North Pole, explorers hunted large numbers of muskoxen and Peary caribou in the High Arctic. Parks Canada is now undertaking interdisciplinary research and enlisting Inuit traditional knowledge to document former muskox…

Saturday
Nov 27
8:00 AM

Birding with Larry Cowan at Minnekhada Park

Join BMN member Larry Cowan and members of VNHS for a half-day of birding at Minnekhada Park and Addington Marsh. Expect to see over-wintering waterfowl and raptors over the fields. Meet Larry at the Quarry Road parking lot at 9 am. Contact Larry at 604-465-1402 or lawrencecowan@shaw.ca

December 2004

Saturday
Dec 4
7:15 PM

Public Lecture: "Chasing Spring Around the World" by David Tarrant

This is another of the Vancouver Institute’s series of free public lectures. Horticultural expert David Tarrant from the University of British Columbia’s Botanical Garden will present this lecture at 8:15 pm in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia. For more information, and to see other lectures in the series, click here.

Tuesday
Dec 14
6:00 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: AGM and Silent Auction

BMN Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction. Please join us for our (brief) AGM, a silent auction where you can bid on a wide array of mainly wildlife-themed items, purchase home-made goodies provided the excellent bakers in BMN, and buy WCWC calendars and cards, and BMN’s birdsong CD. Enjoy Ian McArthur’s slide show of BMN activities over the past year…

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