Monthly Archives: February 2015

Birding & Spring Gold – Uplands Park – February 28-2015

Lovely day for birders today, at Uplands Park. Wayne Matthews spotted his first Spring Gold. Thanks to Dave Newell for leading the bird walk today. Here are some of Wayne’s photos.

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Spring Gold and Birds - Uplands Park 2015-02-28

Cattle Point Invasives Removal – Thank You to Volunteers – 2015-02-22

Another lovely day at Cattle Point for Friends of Uplands Park Volunteers on Sunday February 22, 2015. Thank you to our volunteers.

Margaret Likkea reports that on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 27 people worked mainly on ivy and Daphne for 58 hours. This included 10 UVic students and several Glenlyon students. People worked very hard and removed so much! We will work in this area again next Sunday, March 1, 2015, with the Green Team.

Here are some photo taken by Wylie Thomas.

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Cattle Point Carpet Burweed Removal – Thanks to Volunteers – 2015-02-15

A beautiful sunny day at Cattle Point on Sunday Februar5 15, 2015.

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to remove Carpet Burweed. Down on their hands and knees, with Mount Baker in the background, our volunteers took out hundreds of these tiny plants.

We will be meeting again next Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 1 – 4 PM to continue the removal of Carpet Burweed at Cattle Point. Please join us. We also will be removing Ivy for those who prefer to remain on two feet.
2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal poster

Here are photos from the work on Sunday February 15-2015:

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2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal poster

Uplands Park – February 2015 Events to Remove Carpet Burweed, Ivy & Daphne

2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal posterBring your friends, family, loppers, pruners and gloves to help the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystems of Uplands Park! No experience needed and tools will be provided for those in need. Refreshments.

Sunday February 15, 2015 and Sunday February 22 [1 to 4 pm]

Meet at the lower parking lot of Cattle Point

2015 Feb 15, 22 Invasive removal poster

Uplands Park – “Snowing” Indian Plum Blossoms – February 8-2015

A walk in Uplands Park on Sunday February 2015. Indian Plum is blooming – evoking an Oak Bay early spring meadow “snow fall”.  Spring is springing. Moss is green green. Nootka Rose canes reddening.  Patches of Shooting Star whorls promise future pink petals. Blue Camas leaves emerging into light. Vernal pools protecting spaces where Water Plantain Buttercup is waiting. Ducks forage in Central Meadow vernal pools. Arbutus is in bloom. Here are some photos.

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