Friends of Uplands Park Bird Walk on Friday May 25-2018

David Newell sends announcement:

Next Bird Walk with Geoffrey Newell’s Friends of Uplands Park Birding Group on Friday May 25-2018:

Join Geoffrey for a sea watch at Cattle Point, followed by a search for singing spring migrants inside of Uplands Park and enjoy the sensational wildflowers at the same time! Please meet at the brand new marine wildlife signs in the large parking lot at the end of Cattle Point at 8:00 a.m. this coming Friday, May 25th.

Amazing fact: Geoffrey has had 15 rare birds this May throughout the city, including several in Uplands Park, Mount Tolmie, Panama Flats and today, he found a female Western Bluebird building a nest in a nest box in the Blenkinsop Valley, the first since their reintroduction to the island about 10 years ago!

[Photo from a 2013 FOUP website post]

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Royal BC Museum Fieldtrippers: In-seine Sailfins, Shrimps and SeaSlugs – Willows Beach – Saturday, June 16 at 12 PM – 2 PM

Royal BC Museum Researchers will conduct an AM beach seine at Willows Beach. Friends of Uplands Park will be their with nets and containers to help aid collection of creatures. See Poster for more details.

PDF of Poster: 2018 June 16 Royal BC Museum Fieldtrippers

Volunteer help needed: Cattle Point Carpet Burweed Crawl – Sundays May 6,13,20 [1 – 3pm]

Join Friends of Uplands Park to remove the extreme invasive carpet burweed on Cattle Point. Although small, it can cover and destroy the colourful wildflowers. Prickly seeds in May and June stick on shoes, clothes, fur and dog paws to spread to your yard and to sports fields. This is a real nasty weed. We need your help to weed. [Text and poster by Margaret Lidkea, FOUP Steering Committee Chair.]