Friends of Uplands Park and the Greater Victoria Green Team host the Annual Uplands Park Broom Bash
Sat.October 18, 2014 [1pm to 4pm]
Sun.October 19, 2014 [1pm to 4pm]
Bring your family, tools (loppers and pruners) and gloves to join in the fun of weeding out Scotch Broom, Ivy, Daphne and European Ash. Meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle
Point and sign in at the Registration Table. Become a “Friend of Uplands Park”. Walk, Bus, Bike or Carpool!
Partnering with Oak Bay Parks
Contacts: Margaret Lidkea 250-595-8084 & Kathleen Matthews 250-598-7995
PDF of Broom Bash Poster: 2014 BroomBash & Green Team poster
Photos from walk in Uplands Park on Sunday Sept 28-2014.
Photos by Wayne Matthews, except Acorn photo by Kathleen Matthews
Photos from Friends of Uplands Park Spider Websites Program – September 14, 2014
Thanks to Tagg Casey and Wiley Thomas for sending photos from the September 14, 2014 Friends of Uplands Park Spider Websites Program. Spider Websites host, Margaret Lidkea, offered many activities and shared her expert knowledge, and delighted, inspired and educated the 35 participants, of all ages. And the weather that afternoon, at Uplands Park, was great spiderweb weather. Even a pet tarantula, courtesy of Swan Lake, made an appearance. Thanks also to volunteers who helped out at this event.
Here are Tagg’s photos:
Here are Wiley’s photos:
PDF of Spider Websites poster 2014 Spider Websites poster
News from Dave Newell:
On Saturday, Sept 13, Geoffrey Newell will be leading the Friends of Uplands Park Bird Walk. Please 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 Willows Beach in Oak Bay, on Beach Drive. After observing sea and shore birds, we will head inland into the park to observe the many fall migrants: Uplands Park being a very good spot to find them. Geoffrey found a rare American Redstart there just last week near the dead giant Garry Oak on the north side of the central meadow.
Photo Credit: Kathleen Matthews
Join Friends of Uplands Park naturalist, Margaret Lidkea, on Sunday Sept 14, 2014, (1pm – 3pm), at Uplands Park, for a family event exploring Uplands Park for spiders and spider webs web. All ages welcome. Details in attached poster.
POSTER PDF 2014 Spider Websites poster