David Newell sends the following invitation:
Hello Friends of Uplands Park:
Join bird expert Geoffrey Newell next Saturday, Nov. 26, on his Friends of Uplands Park Bird Walk. Please meet at 9:00 a.m. in the large parking lot out at the end of Cattle Point. Uplands Park is at the north end of Willlows Beach in Oak Bay. After observing sea and shore birds, we will head inland into the park in search of wintering birds. Bring gum boots and warm clothing.
If you are interested in joining Team Oak Bay for the Christmas Bird Count, contact Geoffrey at email@example.com
Margaret Lidkea, Chair of the Friends of Uplands Park, sends photos and describes the wonderful community participation at Oak Bay’s Tree Appreciation Day, held on November 6, 2016, in Uplands Park.
We had an amazingly lovely Tree Appreciation Day Nov 6, with families planting native plants, learning from Chris Paul about suitable trees to plant in our Urban Forest, how to stop winter moth attacks, watching Louis Burgess teach the kids how to tie proper knots in his equipment so he can climb into the tree canopies to prune, learning about invasive plants, meeting neighbours and snacking on coffee and treats. Iain Macleod even chain-sawed the tree that fell on Beach Drive nearby just before the event, restoring traffic within minutes. He then encouraged kids to plant a couple of Garry oak trees.
Thank you to all the FOUP Steering Committee for organizing displays, information and engaging the public with their enthusiasm and expertise. This included Wylie planting Camas bulbs, Anna, Emily and Angela planting licorice fern and spring gold, and Ron Carter leading the walk around Cattle Pt to see the efforts of Wylie’s team and volunteers to restore the area. Several volunteers also helped remove ivy on Sunday in the afternoon. Thanks also to Chris Hyde-Lay, Chris and Elizabeth G, Cathy S, Eric, Pam, Rick and Kathleen for setting up and working the information table and displays.
Thanks to those that have been so helpful on Cattle Point this Fall, removing some of this “carpet of death”, that also has a deadly impact on the Garry oak trees.
The area outside the ring road are coming along well, but still needs our help to remove all the ivy to protect the rare plants.
In the central area of Cattle Pt, he English ivy is still in full grip of the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem in Uplands Park.
Photos from Oak Bay’s November 6, 2016 Tree Appreciation Day, featured in the November 9, 2016 edition of the Oak Bay News, on page A15.
The November 2, 2016 issue of the Oak Bay News has a front page article highlighting the Annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day and FOUP’s Annual Invasive Species Bash. Both events are scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Uplands Park and at Cattle Point.
Activities start at 10:00AM and continue until 4:00PM.
- Annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day: 10:00AM – Noon
- FOUP’s Annual Invasive Species Bash Noon – 4:00pm
Please come out to these family friendly events to learn about invasive species, and the special cultural and ecological heritage of Uplands Park and stay to help save Uplands Park from Invasive Species.
Read the Oak Bay News , Wednesday Oct, 2, 2016 online article.
The print edition features a different photo. Here are the screen prints from the online eEdition that is the same as the print version.