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.”
Poster by Margaret Lidkea
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.
Photo by Kathleen Matthews
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. [email@example.com]
Poster by Margaret Lidkea.
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] for more information.
Poster by Margret Lidkea.