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October 2017

Oct 17
7:00 PM

Invitation to a Public Event on the Health and Human Rights Impacts of Fracking

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) BC would like to invite the public to at attend Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights. In April, CAPE called for a moratorium on fracking BC and in Canada as a whole, until the health risks are understood, communicated widely, and mitigated. Many people have heard about the…

Oct 18
7:00 AM

'Batty for Bats!' - Presentation by the BMN Bat Monitoring Team in PoMo

The City of Port Moody is holding an Ecological Education Session on local bats, and conservation efforts to protect them and their habitat. Speakers include two members of the BMN Bat Monitoring Team, John Saremba and Kiyoshi Takahashi. For more info, see the City of Port Moody website. From 7 – 9 pm in the Old Orchard Hall ((646 Bentley…

Oct 21
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Woodland Walk & Saw Blade Falls $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601629) and signed waiver form is required. This hike will travel through a lovely mature second-growth forest in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. Highlights of the hike will include Saw Blade Falls, a peekaboo view of Coquitlam Lake, an old-growth Douglas-fir tree on Coho Creek, and occasional logging artifacts. You…

Oct 22
11:00 AM

Return of the Salmon to Kanaka Creek

Witness the heroic journey of salmon returning home to spawn in Kanaka Creek. Engage with displays, games and hatchery volunteers.
Meet at fish fence on 240 St, north of Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge. Free.
Presented by Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
11 am – 3 pm

Oct 22
11:00 AM

Salmon-Come-Home Celebration at Hoy Creek in Coquitlam

The Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery celebrates the return of BC’s favourite fish with fishy activities including salmon viewing, children’s crafts and music. BMN will be at this annual celebration with our display and children’s puzzles along with many other volunteers and local stewardship groups. Dress for the weather. Festival runs from 11 am – 3 pm. Location is around the…

Oct 25
6:30 PM

Minnekhada Park Association AGM with Special Presentation by the BMN Bat Team

The guest speaker at the 2017 AGM of the Minnekhada Park Association is John Saremba, chair of the BMN’s Bat Team. John will give a slide presentation on BMN’s bat conservation and monitoring work. His presentation will include a display of bat boxes custom built for our local area and several handouts. Held in the Minnekhada Lodge, 4455 Oliver Rd,…

Oct 28
9:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Coquitlam Lake View Trail

In recent years club members have realigned a portion of the Lake View Trail and also built new trail to a slightly higher and much more favourable viewpoint. On this moderate hike we will have an opportunity to see what they’ve done and, if the weather allows, enjoy the new lookout’s stunning views of Coquitlam Lake and Eagle Ridge. Roundtrip…

Oct 29
1:00 PM

Free Guided Nature Walk with The Friends of DeBoville Slough

The public is invited to join The Friends of DeBoville Slough on a walk along the Slough. This will be a relaxed, informal walk, probably moving at a slow pace. Meet at the kiosk on the north side of the Slough (corner of Victoria and Cedar in PoCo). Bring binoculars if you have them. This event will go rain or…

November 2017

Nov 4
8:00 AM

Metro Vancouver Parks 'Fall Parksfest'

BMN members are cordially invited to Metro Vancouver’s 16th Annual Fall Parksfest event, a day of learning with practical workshops and inspiring presentations. Fall Parksfest is a way to thank park partners and volunteers who support regional parks and to inspire future volunteers and partners. This year’s theme is Celebrating 50 Years of Regional Parks. EVENT DETAILS Date: Saturday, November…

Nov 4
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at DeBoville Slough and Minnekhada Regional Park

Join members of Nature Vancouver for this half-day birding field trip to DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada Regional Park. The area is home to many over wintering species with waterfowl in the sloughs, ponds and river and the chance of raptors over the fields. Meet leader Larry Cowan in the parking lot adjacent to the washroom facilities at Cedar & Victoria Drs. in…

Nov 5
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Coquitlam River $6

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601620) and signed waiver form is required. To celebrate the return of the spawning salmon, this hike will loop a section of the Coquitlam River. Time will be taken to explain how nature and humans coexist in the watershed of this urban stream. Roundtrip distance is 6 km with…

Nov 9
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Presentation on 'The BMN Year in Review'

It has been a super-active year for BMN, and this slide presentation will give some of the highlights of 2017. BMN Interim President Ian McArthur will show photos from this year’s hikes, cycle trips, birding and botanizing outings, community events and more. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about BMN if you’ve been thinking of joining us, or if…

Nov 12
10:00 AM

Free Autumn Mason Beekeeping Workshop

Help harvest mason bee cocoons and prepare the bee house for spring.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave. All ages.
10 am – noon

Nov 18
2:00 PM

Photomotion 2017 - A Series of Short Photographic Slide Shows

Every November the Pacific Digital Photography Club produces “ Photomotion”, a compendium of members’ digital slide/sound shows. The shows include a selection of juried audio-visual presentations approximately 3 to 4 minutes in duration and are juried for quality by a panel of judges. This year, Photomotion takes place in the Inlet Theatre at 100 Newport Drive in Port Moody on…

Nov 19
11:00 AM

Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

This is the 18th year of celebrating of the returning salmon to Hyde Creek. BMN will be there with our displays and children’s puzzles at this very popular (indoor) event. Hosted by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society and held at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam. This is the last local community event of the season…

December 2017

Dec 2
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry: Dipper Quest

This half-day outing is Nature Vancouver’s annual quest to find American Dippers in the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area. BMN members are welcome to join in the quest. They have been successful since 2006 finding their quarry. After locating a dipper or two, birders will spend the balance of the morning birding the Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge area in search of raptors,…

Dec 3
9:00 AM

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Learn basic birding skills. Use binoculars and a field guide to identify and report findings during this winter bird count at Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
Enjoy the Open House afterward. For ages 8 -14.
Presented by the Burnaby Lake Park Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
FREE, but registration required: 604-432-6359
9 am – noon

Dec 3
11:00 AM

Christmas Open House at Burnaby Lake

Drop in to the Nature House to enjoy crafts and complimentary refreshments or to join a guided nature walk.
Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave
Info: www.burnabylakepark.ca or info@burnabylakepark.ca
Presented by Burnaby Lake Park Association
FREE. All ages.
Drop by anytime 11 am – 2 pm

Dec 3
1:00 PM

Christmas Carol Sing-along

An afternoon of festive fun including sing-alongs in front of a yule log and a visit from Santa.
Meet at Minnekhada Lodge
Info: www.minnekhada.ca or minnekhadaparkassn@gmail.com
Presented by Minnekhada Park Association
FREE. All ages. Drop by anytime 1 – 4 pm

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