href=”http://metrovancouverblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/mvconnecthover2.png”> Barn owls are making the most of the Terra Nova Lands. See how nest boxes help to encourage breeding, while a banding program gives researchers a valuable tool to track and monitor the health of the owls, as the birds benefit from land use decisions. Barn Owls in Richmond are thriving in the open spaces of Terra Nova Rural Park. The park’s long grasses create habitat for small mammals… and that means lunch for owls. Continue reading
They are a bit slimy and unattractive, but that doesn’t mean one can’t appreciate a slug. These gastropods are native to our region and can grow up to 10″ long. And when it comes to keeping our parks clean, they’ll take on one of the dirtiest jobs.
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment.
A self-paced scavenger hunt at Aldergrove Regional Park lets families enjoy a walk in the park and learn about local plants and animals. See how park interpreters and discovery stations set the stage for experiential learning.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt where participants use GPS devices and smartphones to unearth hidden containers. A new geocaching program is getting inner-city aboriginal youth excited about the outdoors and exploring Metro Vancouver Parks.
April 13, Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Keep people safe and bears wild. Learn about black bear ecology and understand how to coexist with our wild neighbours. Free, drop-in 1 to 4PM. Meet at the riverfront, south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge. Info: 604-530-4983