Friends of Uplands Park Activity: Building Birds Nests. Sunday April 24,2016

 

Friends of Uplands Park Activity: Building Birds Nests – A family  program

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00pm
Uplands Park – On the grassy area at the entrance to Cattle Point

“Do all birds build nests? Where do they build? Is a tree an apartment building? What materials do they use and how do they collect them? How do they hold their nests together? Join Friends of Uplands Park’s Margaret Lidkea , retired teacher from Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Observe a collection of bird nests. Participate in an inter-active presentation. On a ramble, look for birds building nests, gather your own materials like a bird and build your own nest. Suitable for all ages. Donations appreciated.”

FOUP Building Bird Nests April 24-2016 index

 

Poster by Margaret Lidkea

Reminder about Dogs in Uplands Park from April 1 – June 30

Friends of Uplands Park – Dog By Law Reminder

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON LEASHES FROM APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30.  DOGS CAN DESTROY BIRD NESTS OR SCARE AWAY NESTING BIRDS including ground nesters:  Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow and low nesters: Anna’s Hummingbird, Bushtit, Chestnut-backed Chickadee and Bewick’s Wren.
PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOGS AND PUT THE BAGS IN THE GARBAGE!
PLEASE STOP YOUR DOG FROM DIGGING HOLES AND RUNNING THROUGH THE VERNAL POOLS (rare plants)!
Also.. Please do not through Doggy Bags into the bushes or leave them on the meadows or along the trails even if the plan is for picking up later.  
Here is one of many photos of doggie bags left in Uplands Park.  These bags do not decompose in real time. More photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagerambling/albums/72157626166664895
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Photo by Kathleen Matthews

FOUP Event: Cattle Point Rocks – Seaside Geotour Sunday, April 17, 2016

Friends of Uplands Park – Cattle Point Geotour

Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2 – 4pm
Meet at Cattle Point -No need to pre-register.

Cattle Point is one of Victoria’s stellar geological sites, showing fascinating bedrock features, and perfectly preserved trces of ice and meltwater streams from the last glaciation. FOUP has invited three geologists from the Geological Survey, BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, to demonstrate how to recognize key clues of the ancient and not so ancient history of this area. Dress for the weather. No hammers please. Cameras welcome to record this natural work of art.

Contact Margaret Lindkea for more in information.  [mlidkea@shaw.ca]

FOUP Cattle Point Geology April 17-2016

Poster by Margaret Lidkea.

Celebrate National Volunteer Week with FOUP at Cattle Point – April 12, 2016

FOUP Event: Celebration of National Volunteer Week at Cattle Point, Uplands Park

Tuesday, April 12, 11:45 – 2:15pm.
Meet at the boat ramp at Cattle Point

Volunteers from the Friends of Uplands Park, and the Victoria Green Team, invite you to celebrate Earth Week and the work of volunteers in Uplands Park. Margaret and Wylie (FOUP), and Amanda (Victoria Green Team), will host a nature ramble showcasing the Garry Oak meadows, one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems. Many of the rare plants are now in bloom. This is also an opportunity to help remove invasive plants such as English ivy, Daphne, Carpet burweed, and Bur chervil. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be on hand.

Contact Margaret Lidkea, FOUP Chair [mlidkea@shaw.ca] for more information.

FOUP National Volunteer Week_April12_2016

Poster by Margret Lidkea.