Calendar of Events 2018


Monthly Bird Counts

Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot in Lighthouse Park on the
First Sunday of every month (except January) at
8:30 a.m.  October 7, November 4, December 2 

Novice and experienced birders welcome.  


Annual General Meeting

Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:30 am; Sk'iwitsut Hut in Lighthouse Park

After the meeting, join us for a picnic in the park (weather permitting). Please bring your own boxed lunch, and we will provide drinks and sweet goodies


Volunteer Opportunities 2018

For all volunteer events please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves.

SATURDAY, September 29, 9:00 am - Noon

WEED PULL, CAULFEILD PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

Meet at the Anchor on Pilot House Road


SATURDAY, October 13, 9:00 am - noon

WEED PULL, NORTH PICCADILLY PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

Meet at the corner of N Piccadilly and Clovelly Walk.


SATURDAY, October 20, 9:00 am - noon  *Changed from our fall newsletter*

RESTORATION PLANTING, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (suitable for adults, teenagers and small groups of 10-12 year olds with one adult per group. Younger than 10 years must have one adult per child.)

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.


SATURDAY, November 3, 9:00 am - noon

RESTORATION PLANTING, THE DALE PARK (suitable for adults, teenagers and small groups of 10-12 year olds with one adult per group. Younger than 10 years must have one adult per child.)

Meet at the corner of The Dale and Water Lane.

 



Educational Talks

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Stanley Park Windstorm 2006

Then and Now

A biological perspective on wind-throw recovery with

Bill Stephen, Stanley Park Forester

Saturday, October 27, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Welsh Hall, WV Memorial Library


 

Bill Stephen is an Urban Forester with the Vancouver Park Board.  He was in the park the morning after the windstorm of 2006, and worked the front lines of the devastation. Learn about a successful recovery brought about by the community, the Park Board and its many partners, and by nature itself. Through photos and video, relive the tense times in the park after December 16, 2006.

 


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Mushroom Walk

with

Dr. Kent Brothers

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lighthouse Park

meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot

 

Join Kent Brothers again this fall for a guided forest walk to learn about the valuable roles that fungi play in the environment. A member and past president of the Vancouver Mycological Society, Kent has also served on the advisory board of EFlora BC in respect of fungi, and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Key Council that develops identification guides for fungi in the Pacific Northwest. He participated in and prepared the final report for a 5-year inventory of fungi in Manning Park (640 species -- http://www.vanmyco.com/Documents/ManningFungiTaxonomic.html and has for several years been working on a comprehensive list of the several thousand fungi reported to occur in the province of BC.  (http://brothers.ca/Kent/BiotaLists/BCFungi.html)