Please join us this spring for our free nature walk series. Explore Uplands Park rain or shine with volunteer naturalists from Friends of Uplands Park. Rocky paths may be wet so wear suitable shoes/boots. No washrooms; no dogs please. Meet at the Uplands Park sign on Beach Drive (across from the parking lot at the entrance to Cattle Point). Free Drop-In. Our next Nature Walk is:
“Vernal Pools NOT Mud Puddles” (Sunday May 26 1 to 3 pm)
Uplands Park “mud puddles” are actually vernal pools in the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem. Many of the 31 rare plant species in Uplands Park are associated with wetland vernal pool ecology. Come discover these pools, learn how they are formed and discuss how you can protect them.