Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oak Bay Parks Tree Appreciation Day @ Uplands Park – November 3, 2013

Tree Appreciation Day Poster Nov 2013

PDF of Poster: Tree Appreciation Day Poster Nov 2013

Update: Friends of Uplands Park Broom Bash – Saturday Oct 19 & Sunday Oct 20

Broom Bash Update from Margaret:

The Broom Bash had 80 people working 168 hours removing invasive plants in Uplands Park, mainly along the entrance road to Cattle Point.  The Girl Guides, especially most of Neala’s 4th Guides, removed Scotch broom from the main part of the park.  Cattle Point invasives that were removed include broom, English ivy, Daphne and even a couple of Holly trees.  Volunteers included Girl Guides, general community people, Scouts, UVic students and members of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay.
Original Posting:
2013 Broom BashPlease come along and help us remove invasive plants or encourage the volunteers.
Invasive plants have been removed from Uplands Park by volunteers for 20 years.
Girl Guides will be removing Scotch broom and the public will work on removing English ivy and possibly evergreen Daphne from some of the Garry oak trees along Beach Drive.  We might also have a group focusing on the invasive tree saplings of the European ash, supposedly planted many years ago as boulevard trees when there was going to be another street parallel to Beach Drive.  It is a pretty tree in urban areas but a problem in natural Garry oak meadows.
Attached is the poster (PDF version)  2013 Broom Bash poster

Birding Sunday Oct 20, 2013 – Uplands Park

From Dave Newell:

Hello Friends of Uplands Park:
Geoffrey’s next birding trip is this Sunday, October 20 meeting in the large parking area out at the end of Cattle Point at 8:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there!

Past birdings are below.  Also, check out the Friends of Uplands Park website for viewing the many organisms that live in the park and activities that take place there.

This weekend there is a Broom Bash from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 19 & 20).  Bring your gloves and loppers.  The booth is in the first parking lot, when you enter the scenic loop with your car.

Victoria–Cattle Point, Capital, CA-BC
Aug 11, 2013 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments:     heavy rain, high tide
29 species
Canada Goose  21
Mallard  2
Surf Scoter  1
White-winged Scoter  1
Hooded Merganser  1
Pelagic Cormorant  2
Bald Eagle  3
Black-bellied Plover  13
Black Oystercatcher  7
Least Sandpiper  3
Heermann’s Gull  4
Mew Gull  12
California Gull  5
Glaucous-winged Gull  15
Pigeon Guillemot  1
Marbled Murrelet  4
Rhinoceros Auklet  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  6
Northwestern Crow  10
Barn Swallow  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Cedar Waxwing  30
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Spotted Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
View this checklist online at
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (