Uplands Park and Oak Bay are on the ancestral territory of the Lekwungen people, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We respect and honour their vital relationship with these lands and waters and how they have cared for them through countless generations, continuing to the present and into the future.
A rare Lazuli Bunting (photo and link below) in Uplands Park. Photo by Geoffrey Newell. Also, Geoffrey spotted a recently fledged Barred Owl owlet, which is the first confirmed nesting record for Uplands Park.
The United Nations Decade of Invasive Removal is from Saturday June 4 through to Sunday June 12.
Please consider helping to Make a Difference by joining one or more or our work parties. You will have a lot of laughs and fun joining Friends of Uplands Park…and will feel important for helping one of the most endangered ecosystems in Canada, and the most diverse in BC.
JOIN US! Your volunteer hours are counted towards applying for a federal grant for Oak Bay Parks. Furthermore, you will be helping the over 20 rare and endangered plants in Uplands Park survive, some of which are also in other natural areas of Oak Bay.
WE NEED YOU SO THAT OUR CONTRIBUTION IS AT OR NEAR THE TOP FOR THIS WEEK!
Below is a poster that tells when and where the events are.
Thank you for your support,
Margaret Lidkea, President Friends of Uplands Park Society Partnering with Oak Bay Parks