Monthly Archives: January 2012

Uplands Park Birding Update – No Bird Walk on January 29, 2012.

Margaret Lidkea send news that Ralph Archibald, our Birding guy, is away at the end of January, so there will NOT be a Friends of Uplands Park Bird Walk at Uplands Park on January 29th, 2012.

Check this website for news of the monthly Friends of Uplands Park Uplands Park Bird Walks that will likely be resuming on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

The Bird Walks usually happen on the last Sunday of the month.. meeting times vary with the season, so we will send out details closer the date.

Margarate Lidkea & Kathleen Matthews
Chairs, Friends of Uplands Park.

FOUP-CAOB Earth Day Celebration @ Uplands Park (Sunday, April 22nd, 2012)

Planning is now underway for the 2012 Earth Day Celebration at Uplands Park.

This event is co-hosted by the Friends of Uplands Park (FOUP) and the Community Association of Oak Bay (CAOB).

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time: Noon – 3:00pm
Location: Upland Park, at entrance to Cattle Point

Event Activities:

  • Family Picnic,
  • Bubbles, juggling, face painting,
  • Music by Ron Carter and the Bald Eagle,
  • Guided Nature Walks through Uplands Park and Cattle Point (Birds and Garry Oak Meadow plants)
  • Other activities? We encourage ideas.

Volunteers welcome: If you would like to participate in the planning, or have a great idea for an activity, please contact Margaret Lidkea (mlidkea @ or Kathleen Matthews (kathleenmatt @, Co-Chairs of the Friends of Uplands Park.

Photos: A Walk in Uplands Park on New Years Day – 2012-01-01

What better to do on a mostly sunny News Years Day than to walk in Uplands Park? Some of the 122 photos I took on my walk are posted on the Uplands Park Facebook site at

Here are a few of those photos. Indian Plum buds swelling. A wonderful place to breathe deeply.

Happy New Year.
Kathleen Matthews.