Calendar of Events 2017


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 1, November 5, December 3, January 7. 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT, Monday January 1, 2018

Novice and experienced birders welcome.  For West Vancouver, contact Marja at 604-921-3382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For Bowen Island, contact Richard Wing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Educational Talks

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Geology, Biology & History of Caulfeild Park

a walk with

David Cook, P.Eng.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:00 am - noon

 


 

CaulfeildPark in West Vancouver has geological, biological and historical features that have earned it designation by the District as a Heritage Park.  Walk with David, geologist and biologist, to learn about the unique features of this park and why it should be designated as a geo-heritage site.

By registration only with a limit of 20 participants and wait list.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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New Plant Discoveries from Northern BC Alpine

a talk with

Ken Marr, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 pm

West Vancouver Memorial Library - Welsh Hall

Join Ken Marr, plant biologist and Curator of Botany at the Royal BC Museum for his illustrated talk about the flora of northern BC including images of the landscapes, rare plants, common plants, a pseudo-flower, a puzzling gap in the distribution of several species and what we are learning from DNA markers about the migration of several species.  Lots of images of flowers! 

 

 

 

 


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 Mushroom Walk

with

Dr. Kent Brothers

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

 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)

 


Volunteer Opportunities 2017

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

SATURDAY, October 14th, 9:00 am - Noon

WEED PULL, CAULFEILD PARK (Age 14 years and up for this event please)

Meet at the anchor on Pilot House Road.


SATURDAY, November 4th, 9:00 am - noon

WEED PULL, NORTH PICCADILLY PARK

Meet at the corner of North Piccadilly and Clovelly Walk.


SATURDAY, November 18th, 9:00 am - noon

RESTORATION PLANTING AND IVY PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

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