Event Calendar

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September 2017

Saturday
Sep 30
1:00 PM

BMN HIKE: High Knoll Minnekhada Park

This hike will be in Minnekhada Regional Park. This park has an abundance of wildlife and the hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views of the Pitt River Valley, the TriCities, and mountains beyond. Roundtrip…

October 2017

Sunday
Oct 1
9:00 AM

City of Coquitlam Hike: Southern Diez Vistas $9

This is a hike sponsored by the City of Coquitlam. Registration (601628) and signed waiver form is required. This hike is a shortened version of the full hike and will take in 3 of the better viewpoints. The trail has some steep sections so care needs to be taken. On a clear day, beautiful views of Indian Arm, the North…

Sunday
Oct 1
1:00 PM

Last Tour of Riverview Trees for the Season

Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for the last tour in 2017 of the trees at Riverview. This is a wonderful time as the trees start to display their brilliant fall colours. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or…

Sunday
Oct 8
9:00 AM

Birding with Larry at Colony Farm Regional Park

Colony Farm Regional Park will be the location of this half-day birding field trip with members of Nature Vancouver. There should be a good variety of late migrants and returning over-wintering species. Notables over the years on this outing were Northern Mockingbird & Short-eared Owl. Meet your leader Larry Cowan at the parking area at the south end of Colony…

Tuesday
Oct 10
7:30 PM

MONTHLY MEETING: Presentation by Dr. Rob Butler on 'Vancouver - A City for the Birds'

Our speaker this month is BMN member, scientist, author, artist and passionate birder, Dr. Rob Butler. Rob set out to celebrate Canada’s 150th by spotting 150 bird species within Vancouver’s city limits by July 1st, 2017. This presentation is the story of that challenge, and how Rob has used it to educate the public on “the amazing things about the…

Saturday
Oct 14
8:00 AM

BMN HIKE: Dewdney Peak (Mission)

This moderate, but steep Fraser Valley hike is sometimes referred to as “The Dewdney Grind”. On this hike, we will pass by a memorial cabin dedicated to Ben von Hardenberg, a pilot who lost his life trying to put out a forest fire in 2003. Wonderful views of the Fraser Valley can be seen from a couple of viewpoints. Due…

Saturday
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…

Sunday
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

Sunday
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…

Wednesday
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,…

Saturday
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…

November 2017

Saturday
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…

Sunday
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…

Thursday
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…

Sunday
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

Sunday
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

Saturday
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,…

Sunday
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

Sunday
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

Sunday
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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