Greater Victoria City Nature Challenge is happening NOW!

📸📸The GREATER VICTORIA City Nature Challenge is happening now 📸📸

If you haven’t already, get outside and join your community in documenting the fabulous species of flora, fauna and everything weird and wonderful in between that call our Capital Region home!

Join FOUPS tomorrow at our Camas Day Celebration, where experts from the BC iNaturalist Project will be onsite sharing their expertise and how iNaturalist is being used to support scientific research!
Then you can upload some of the 500+ species found in the park on one of our botanist-guided wildflower nature walks 🌿🌳🌞💚

For help and tips on how to use iNaturalist, click here.

For events happening all this weekend, click here.

When you head into Uplands Park, keep your eyes open for some of the 679 (and counting!) species that you can expect to find! An incredible 246 new species observations were made since 2020; the result of a collaboration of citizen scientists doing exactly what this challenge asks!

A huge thanks to Bob McDougall for curating and sharing these lists!

Happy iNaturalizing and see you in Uplands Park tomorrow!


2022 Camas Day Celebration

After a 3 year hiatus, the Friends of Uplands Park Society annual CAMAS DAY CELEBRATION is BACK!

We invite you to join us on Sunday May 1st from 12:00-3:00pm at the entrance to Cattle Point @ Beach Drive for a fun-filled afternoon of celebrating the spring beauty of our local ecosystems like Uplands Park, and the numerous workers and volunteers who continuously strive to keep them healthy.

Camas Day Celebration activities include:

  • Live music provided by local band the Bald Eagles
  • Guided wildflower walks through the ecosystems of Uplands Park
  • Food and drink
  • Activities for all ages, including face painting and door prizes
  • Informative displays from our community partner organizations, which include:
    • Friends of Bowker Creek
    • Friends of Victoria Migratory Bird Sanctuary
    • Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society
    • Habitat Acquisition Trust
    • Native Bee Society of BC
    • Naturehood Greater Victoria
    • Satinflower Nurseries
    • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
    • Victoria Natural History Society

We sincerely hope that you will join us and we look forward to seeing you there!

FOUPS Board of Directors