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May 2017

May 12

Take the 'Crunch'? Take the Survey

The City of Coquitlam is seeking your input on twinning and improving the trail system from Eagle Ridge Park to Eagle Mountain Drive within the BC Hydro Right-of-Way. This work would include the well-used stair portion commonly known as the ‘Coquitlam Crunch’. This survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete and responses will be kept anonymous. To access…

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…

July 2016

Jul 28

Wildlife Photos wanted for PoCo Heritage Society Contest

The PoCo Heritage Society is looking for high-quality wildlife photos taken locally for an upcoming natural history exhibit. The exhibit deals with animals who have adapted to human settlement, so photos must depict wildlife in urban environments.
Click here for more information.
The deadline is August 5, 2016.

Jul 20

WANTED: Wasp Nests for SFU Research

A researcher at SFU is seeking aerial yellowjacket (Dolichovespula arenaria) and bald-faced hornet (D. maculata) nests for chemical communication research. If you or anyone you know in the greater Vancouver area has a nest and can be persuaded to part with it, please contact Nathan Derstine by email at nderstin at sfu dot ca, or call the SFU lab at…

Jul 7

Free Webinar on the BC Breeding Bird Atlas

For all you need to know, but were afraid to ask, there will be a free webinar on the Atlas of the Breeding Birds of BC to help users get the most out of their online atlas experiences. The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Pacific, will last one-hour. Anyone interested in participating in one…

May 2016

May 11

Burke Mountain Naturalists, ‘young and old’ thank Noriko Nakaya!

At the May BMN members’ meeting, Christina Saremba gave a short presentation which included a slideshow featuring photos of some of the many activities that Noriko organized and participated in with the BC Nature Kids (formerly Young Naturalists Club of BC). For the past 8 years, BMN’s Young Naturalist Club had been thoughtfully managed by BMN member Noriko Nakaya. The…

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