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August 2017

Aug 19

Mossom Creek BIO-BLITZ - a 24 hour marathon of counting species

Here’s your chance to celebrate local biodiversity through a 24 hour ‘marathon’ where the public, scientists and local stewards come together to identify and record local plants and wildlife in the Mossom Creek watershed in Port Moody. For more info on how to participate, see the Mossom Creek website. To read about the event in the TriCity News, click here….

June 2017

Jun 28

The Canada 150 Biodiversity Challenge - Canada-wide 'Bio-Blitz' on July 1st!

This project is a celebration of Canada’s biodiversity and a collective effort to try and record as many of Canada’s wild species as we can on Canada Day 2017! *To mark the 150th birthday of Canada, the individual challenge is to observe and submit at least 150 observations of different wild species (no captive or cultivated species please) within the…

Jun 22

Public Consultation on the Ioco Lands

The public is invited to provide input on the proposed Sustainable Design Principles and potential features for the new community proposed for the Ioco Lands by participating either online (check back on June 1, 2017) or by attending an open house. Two Open Houses will be held (both are drop-in): Sat June 17 10am – 1 pm in the Anmore…

Jun 15

Public Consultation on draft Plans for Widgeon Park

Metro Vancouver Parks is developing a draft management plan for the proposed Widgeon Park. Background information for the draft plan is available here. Several site tours of a portion of the park are offered, and you can sign up for one of these by following the above link. There will also be an Open House on Thursday, June 15 at…

Jun 5

WANTED: Sandhill Crane Feathers

A genetic project on Sandhill Cranes within the Fraser Valley and Coastal BC needs your help. If you come across any crane feathers, please keep the feather(s) stored in a paper bag and do not to handle the tip of the feather with fingers to avoid DNA contamination. Record the location and the date of collection. Contact Myles Lamont (myles…

January 2017

Jan 8

BMN's own ParticipAction-150 List

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canadians are being challenged to try as many activities as possible from the ParticipAction 150 List. The Burke Mountain Naturalists have adapted this list to include activities in our local area. See our list HERE. It is all about trying something new, getting exercise, and having fun. Work on the list however you…

Jan 1

TriCities Audubon Christmas Bird Count 2016 - Results

BMN participated in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on December 17, 2016. To view the results from the TriCities portion of the Count, please click here.

December 2016

Dec 21

Local Vendors Donate to BMN’s 2016 Silent Auction

The cold temperature and icy road conditions did not prevent 76 persons from attending the annual general meeting on December 13 and participate in the fund raising activities of the evening including the annual silent auction. In addition to the contributions from many BMN members, we received donations for the auction from the following local vendors: The Backyard Bird Centre

November 2016

Nov 26

'Ebb & Flow' - Acrylics, oils, watercolours and pastels by Gay Mitchell

Local artist and BMN member Gay Mitchell is hosting an exhibit of her art at the Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody.
11 am – 3:30 pm.

August 2016

Aug 4

Nominate a Heritage Tree in PoCo

The City of PoCo is launching a program called PoCo Heritage Trees. As part of this, they are building a database of potential heritage trees throughout the City (~50 treasures have been identified so far). The City plans to have tree icons included on the interactive PoCo Map. Clicking on the icon will bring up tree name, location, photo,and notes…

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