Monthly Archives: March 2014

Uplands Park Featured in 2014 Victoria Native Plant Garden Tour – May 4, 2014 [1- 4pm]

Uplands Park is one of the Native Plant sites featured on the 2014 Victoria Native Plant Garden Tour and compliments the Friends of Upland Park Annual Camas Day Celebration, also taking place, at Uplands Park, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1-4pm. Friends of Uplands Park volunteers look forward to guiding visitors around Uplands Park. Gather at the entrance to Cattle Point where Camas Day displays and activities will be happening. Listen to the music of Ron Carter and the Bald Eagles. Native plant tours in Uplands Park will depart every 30 minutes.

Todd Carnahan, of Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT), and host for the Victoria Native Plant Garden Tour,  sends the following message:[click on poster image to see full size]

Poster for Garden Tour 2014Several of our members and partner groups have started promoting the garden tour and have asked for a poster. Please print the attached poster for public spaces. Victoria News recently covered the event: . Thanks also to NPSG, Tourism Victoria, Harbour Living, and the Victoria Horticultural Society, for promoting the event on their websites.  If you are a facebook user, please consider joining our event on this page. Thank you all for making this the LARGEST Victoria Native Plant Garden Tour ever!
Todd Carnahan | Habitat Acquisition Trust | tel 250.995.2428  | cell 250.893.6099  |  | Creating Conservation Legacies since 1996


Thank You Volunteers [and Sunshine] for Ivy Off the Oaks – March 29-2014

The sunshine came out just before 10:00AM on Saturday March 29, 2014, to the delight of a happy group of 25+ volunteers of all ages who came to help pull the Ivy from the Oak Trees along Beach Drive, on the Cattle Point side of Uplands Park. Thank you to Keven Webber, who organized the event on behalf of the Friends of Uplands Park . Thank you to all our Friends of Uplands Park volunteers who so enthusiastically ans efficiently created huge piles of Ivy for pick up by Oak Bay Parks. Here are some of the photos.

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“Ivy Off the Oaks” Invasive Removal Happening @ Uplands Park on March 29-2014

Invitation:  The Friends of Uplands Park invites you to our 2nd “Ivy Off the Oaks” Invasive Removal Happening.ivy Pull Poster March 29-2014 Screen shot 2014-02-27 at 9.57.14 AM

Place: Uplands Park – Meet at the Entrance to Cattle Point, Oak Bay
Date: Saturday March 29-2014
Time: 10am – 1pm

Bring your friends, family, clippers, loppers, and hand-saws to Uplands Park, to help participate in an invasive ivy removal event in the heart of one of Canada’s most endangered ecosystems!  No experience required!  Training and tools will be provided for all those in need. Laughter, snacks and refreshments too. “Ivy Off the Oaks” Poster – PDF

Contact Kevin Webber, Friends of Uplands Park Steering Committee Member, at 250-857-7058,

Friends of Uplands Park event, in proud partnership with Oak Bay Parks

[Originally posted on February 27-2014. Re-posted, to remind folks, on March 25, 2014]

Spring Returns to Uplands Park – March 21, 2014 – Photo Rambles

Thanks to Wayne Matthews who captured these Signs of Spring in Uplands Park on March 21-2014

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Birding in Uplands Park – Sunday, March 30-2014 [9:00AM]

Birding Messages from Dave Newell:

Geoffrey is giving his next bird walk for the Friends of Uplands Park on Sunday, March. 30.  We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the large parking lot out at the end of Cattle Point.  Uplands Park is at the north end of Willlows Beach in Oak Bay.  After observing winter seabirds, we will head inland into the park.  Please bring a friend.  Everyone is very welcome!

Geoffrey will also be giving a Bird Walk for the Capital Regional District out at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  This is a date that he specifically chose as it is peak season for the spring shorebird migration.  Please meet at the nature house at 9:00 a.m.  To participate on this trip, you will need to be able to hike a kilometer long hill to and from the lagoon. For other weekly exciting CRD events, bookmark their website at:

Here are some photos Wayne Matthews took in Uplands Park on March 21-2014. All same bird, but different views.

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