About 20 people joined Geoffrey for the 9:00AM bird walk in Uplands Park On Saturday January 24, 2015. This time the group walked all the way from Cattle Point to Midland. Somewhat muddy, apparently. Here are some photos taken by Wayne Matthews.
The Friends of Uplands Park, in partnership with Oak Bay Heritage, are hosting the following event as part of the Oak Bay Heritage Lecture Series.
Title: The sacred and healing plants of Uplands Park
Dr. Nancy Turner, Ethnobotanist, Environmental Studies, UVic
Songhees Elder Sellemah [Joan Morris]
Special Guest: Briony Penn, watercolour artist for new Uplands Park Kiosk
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Time: 7:00PM
Location: Windsor Pavilion at Windsor Park, Oak Bay
Donations welcome. Refreshments will be served. Briony’s art on display.
Poster PDF: 2015_NancyTurner_Feb12_Heritage Poster
Please circulate the PDF of this poster.
David Newell invites birders to the next Friends of Uplands Park Bird walk:
Hello Friends of Uplands Park:
Geoffrey’s next birding is on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. 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 Willlows Beach in Oak Bay. After
observing seabirds and shorebirds, we will head into the park.
Interestingly, we had 82 species in Oak Bay on the Christmas Bird
Count, last Dec. 20. The previous record was 76! Of note was a Red Knot amongst 525 Dunlin
and 235 Black-Bellied Plovers, an Evening Grosbeck and 4 Brant. The
Red Knot was the second ever during the Victoria CBC!
If you want to join in the next CBC on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, please let
Geoffrey [firstname.lastname@example.org] know at this email.
Image of Red Knot courtesy of Wikipedia
A cold sunny day in Uplands Park on the first day of the New Year. Just the best place for a photo ramble.
Uplands Park 2015-01-01