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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…

February 2016

Feb 12

Analysis of Public Feedback on 'Renewing Riverview' Web-based Survey

A survey was conducted by BC Housing over the winter months of late 2014-early 2015. Through the website, people were asked to rate the illustrations prepared at the 2014 fall input sessions for Renewing Riverview where artists captured people’s ideas for various activities and uses at Riverview. Elaine Golds of the BMN has undertaken a detailed analysis of the…

January 2016

Jan 1

BMN Silent Auction for Wildlife Rescue Association a Huge Success

A little more than $2300 was raised at our Dec 8th silent auction evening, the bulk of which will be donated to the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC located on the shore of Burnaby Lake. They have had their busiest year on record this year, caring for approximated 5000 animals. BMN is grateful to the many members, and a few…

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