Monthly Archives: October 2015

Help Plant [and learn about] Native Plants at Uplands Park Oct 25, 2015

The Friends of Uplands Park invites you to bring family and friends to help with the restoration of the Garry Oak Ecosystems in Uplands Park. Native plants will be planted where invasive plants have recently been removed. Bring gloves, shovels and dibbles. Some tools will be available and refreshments too.

Meeting Place: Uplands Park sign on Beach Drive
Time: 1 – 3:pm
Date: Sunday, October 25-2015.

FOUP 2015 Oct25 Plant Natives

Friends of Uplands Park Bird Walk – October 31, 2015 – 9:00am- Cattle Point

David Newell sends the following announcement about the October Bird Walk in Uplands Park and at Cattle Point:

Hello Friends:
On Saturday, Oct.,31, Geoffrey will be leading his next 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 spending time observing sea birds
out at the point, we will head inland to observe wintering birds: Fox
Sparrows and Purple Finches may even be singing…

P1070729 Photos by Wayne Matthews.

Oak Bay Urban Forest Symposium – November 3 – 2015

Margaret Lidkea sends the following announcement, and invitation, to attend the important Oak Bay Urban Forest Symposium, to be held at Windsor Park Pavilion, November 3, 2015, 7-9pm.

Dear Friends
Oak Bay Parks, Friends of Uplands Park and Habitat Acquisition Trust are hosting this important event. This is the first public meeting in Greater Victoria about the Urban Forest. Strategies will be developed by each municipality. Please arrive early for a seat. Refreshments. Donations welcome. Poster PDF:
Margaret Lidkea, Chair of FOUP

This local Oak Bay focused Urban Forest Symposium follows from the Canadian Urban Forest Conference held in Victoria Fall 2014. [2014 Conference presentations available at!cufc11-victoria-british-columbia/c7rb]

Urban Tree Symposium Poster 2015-11-03 parks_symposium_flyer
Urban Tree Symposium Poster 2015-11-03 parks_symposium_flyer