Oak Bay News Stories Feature Uplands Park and FOUP Events in April 2018

The Oak Bay News has been featuring Uplands Park throughout April 2018. Below are stories posted online and in the print newspaper editions. Click on links to read the full story and to enjoy the photos.

Apr. 25, 2018  

Tucked away in the corner of a Garry oak meadow, artist Jeremy Herndl creates a conservation in paint.

April 3, 2018

Camas Day takes on an air of thanks this year in Oak Bay.

Friends of Uplands park hosts Volunteers in the Camas this year to celebrate those working to maintain and restore natural habitats in the south Island.

“There are volunteers all over south Vancouver Island that goes into parks and help restore ecosystems and remove invasive species as well as maintaining trails,” said Margaret Lidkea, chair of Friends of Uplands Park. “All of this is essential for preserving our natural areas.”

April 4, 2018 

Bird nesting season means leashed dogs in Uplands Park. Dogs must be on leash April 1 to June 30 each year in the Oak Bay natural space, primarily to protect feathered wildlife.

April 5, 2018

Barred owl comes out for daylight visit during Oak Bay birding

A crowd of just over 30 participants gathered at the still cold hour of 8 a.m. recently, to listen to the knowledgeable bird expert, Geoffrey Newell. The reason for the early start was to hear more bird calls. In fact it is possible to hear between fifty and sixty different species of birds here.