Tag Archives: Burnaby Lake

Holiday Open House 2016

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Ages:  All
Cost:  Free

Drop into the Nature House for Burnaby Lake Park Association’s Annual Holiday Open House.

Learn bird identification skills, and about the history of the Lake and BLPA activities from our volunteers. Join us for a guided winter walk along forested trails to discover wildlife in the park. Try some crafts, decorating a wood duck cookie and enjoy a hot drink.

This event is free and everyone, of any age, is welcome! Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Remember Wildlife this Holiday Season

WRA-birdsWe will be once again collecting non-perishable items for our friends at the Wildlife Rescue Association from their Care Centre Wishlist. Check it out here:  http://wildliferescue.ca/donate/wra-wish-list/

How to Get Here:

DRIVING:  Check out the Directions page or you can get Google directions from the map below. There is parking near the Nature House as well as the parking lot at Warner Loat Park.

TRANSIT:  If you are on transit, the closest bus stop is Route 110 – along Government Road.
Stop 52548 – Eastbound from Metrotown Station
Stop 52557 – Westbound from Lougheed Station
Enter stop number in transit planner below the map.
Get off at Piper Avenue and walk south for four blocks. At Winston Street, there will be a cross walk with a flashing light; cross and continue past the railway tracks to the Nature House.

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BLPA_Holiday_Open_House.pdf

Kids’ Christmas Bird Count 2016

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Kids Christmas Bird Count – 9 AM to 12 PM

Ages:  8 – 14
Cost:  Free
Add some fun to your holiday season by spending half a day with us and participating in the tradition of the annual Christmas Bird Count. Metro Vancouver Regional Park Interpreters will teach you how to look for common winter birds while learning basic skills like identification, using binoculars and field guides and how to report findings. Stay for refreshments and cookie decorating at the Holiday Open House.

Space is limited and Registration is required. Click here to register Christmas Bird Count at Burnaby Lake

This year, we are contributing our data to Bird Studies Canada national database at eBird.ca. Follow along: #CBC4Kids. To find out more: www.facebook.com/groups/CBC4Kids

Stay for refreshments and cookie decorating at the Burnaby Lake Park Association’s annual Holiday Open House.

Registered Participants:
Please remember to dress in clothing suitable for the weather and bring your own binoculars and field guides if you have them.

There is parking near the Nature House as well as the parking lot at Warner Loat Park.

TRANSIT: If you are on transit, the closest bus stop is Route 110 – along Government Road.
Stop 52548 – Eastbound from Metrotown Station
Stop 52557 – Westbound from Lougheed Station
Get off at Piper Avenue and walk south for four blocks. At Winston Street, there will be a cross walk with a flashing light; cross and continue past the railway tracks to the Nature House.

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BLPA_CBC4Kids2016.pdf

EcoBlitz 2016 – North Avalon Restoration Site

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came out for Sunday’s EcoBlitz at the North Avalon Restoration Site at the east end of Burnaby Lake. We are so grateful for the George Ross Legacy grant of $4000 we received and purchased new tools and 218 native species:

  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
  • Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Red alder (Alnus rubra)
  • Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
  • Dull Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Indian plum (Oemlaria cerasiformis)
  • Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
  • Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • Hooker’s fairybell (Disporum hookeri)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Mother Nature obviously approves as the weather was perfect for our planting and we completed the task under dry skies.

We ❤️ our volunteers!

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