Monthly Archives: March 2015

Uplands Park: Puddles & Pools; Fawn Lilies & Shooting Stars [March 21-2015]

A photo ramble today in Uplands Park – March 21-2015. Fawn Lilies and Shooting Stars in bloom everywhere. The first Camas & Buttercup flowers appearing. So green and so wet. So beautiful.

Some photos, taken by Wayne & Kathleen Matthews, from March 19 and March 21, 2105, are available on FLIKR, in an “album”, but in random order, at

Our Friends of Uplands Park wordpress blog/website has used up it’s free space allocation, so until we decide what to do, future postings will be without embedded photos.




Birding in Uplands Park – Saturday March 28-2015

Thanks to David Newell for the following email announcement about the March birdwalk in Uplands Park, and, for mentioning other Friends of Uplands Park events scheduled for April, May and June, 2015:

P1070743On Saturday, March. 28, Geoffrey will be leading his 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 Willlows Beach in Oak Bay. After observing sea and shore birds, we will head inland into the park to observe the many wintering birds in this fabulous Garry Oak Meadow Community.

Did you know that 22 species of endangered species of plants are to be found in this park? Many thanks go to the numerous people who, over the years, have put in so many good efforts to remove the invasive species that compete with them.

Upcoming Friends of Uplands Park events include:

  • Sunday, April 12: 1-4 p.m. Invasive Ivy Removal
  • Sunday, April 26: 1-3 p.m. Royal B.C, Museum Botanical Walk
  • Saturday May 2: 7 p.m. Embrace the Night and Wildflowers
  • Sunday May 3: 1-4 p.m. Camas Day in Uplands Park
  • Sunday June 14: 9 a.m. Beach Seine at Uplands Beach

Hummingbird photo by Wayne Matthews during the February 2015 Bird Walk in Uplands Park.