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Nature Nuts at Mud Bay Park

Nature Nuts at Mud Bay Park
    A glorious day it w as,  mild temps and virtually no wind. We started off with finding fresh nettles all along the first part of trail, they were about 6 inches tall and looked so tempting but decided to wait and pick on the way back. We discovered wild mustard seedlings, along side wild carrot or Queen Ann's lace, and…
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spiders around us

spiders around us
Spiders, don’t hate them but tolerate them, Spiders are not bugs or insects, they have eight legs, most have 8 eyes, have no bones but an exoskeleton and they come in many sizes and colors. They have the amazing ability to adapt to different temperatures and situations. They can live anywhere in the world except the North and South poles. Generally…
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Mushrooms around the Ridge

      Mushrooms around the Ridge,   October and November are generally the best months for finding different mushroom species, especially after a rain shower. Some of the local mushrooms that can be observed and eaten are: “the chanterelle, boletes, oysters mushrooms, shaggy manes and puffballs”. More questionable mushrooms ones are: “the brightly colored mushrooms such as the photogenic fly…
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Nature Nuts at “North 40”

Rain was forecasted but never showed! This Friday was a very mild but overcast day at North 40, a dog off leash area, North of Churchill and 72nd street, is a little jewel of a walk in Ladner.  Formerly used as a military airfield and communications station located beside Boundary Bay. After its closure it was renamed Boundary Bay Airport , here where…
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Nature Nuts at Crescent Park (March 20, 2015)

                      Definite visible signs of Spring in the last day of Winter!! We enjoyed a great walk along the outer trails of the park and cut across through the open soccer field towards the pond below. Everywhere were Indian plum in bloom and greening up with bright leaves. Their small blue oval berries are edible but have 3 big seeds…
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Crescent Beach (January 2015)

"t Was a blustery,  but mild Friday when we met at Crescent Beach. We found scented yellow which hazel and pink rhododendrons in bloom in the neighborhood above the beach . Breathed in the fresh warm salty air once at the shore. Marvelled at the gulls which seemed to be hanging in the air trying to fly into the wind. Discovered…
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Deas Island Regional Park

http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/maps/Maps/Deasmap.pdf   Deas Island Regional Park Nature Nut Walk January 9 2015 This 300 acre park is named after the settler John Sullivan Deas, a mulllatto tinsmith,  who once owned a primary cannery that produced the largest amount of salmon on the Fraser River in the late 1800's. The weather this chilly Friday morning was 3 degrees, partly cloudy and…
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Mushrooms

    Mushrooms around the Ridge,   October and November are generally the best months for finding different mushroom species, especially after a rain shower. Some of the local mushrooms that can be observed and eaten are: “the chanterelle, boletes, oysters mushrooms, shaggy manes and puffballs”. More questionable mushrooms ones are: “the brightly colored mushrooms such as the photogenic fly amanita…
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Orchids at Watershed Park??!!

Rush Rush Rush!!  We are always in a rush...  In Watershed Park Surrey BC, a perfect place to unwind, to walk with friend or dog.  It`s cool and shady beneath the canopy of maples, firs and cedars. The sounds of birds chattering, wood peckers pecking and calling their mates or warding off enemies. Squirrels, busy dropping fir cones and fighting with stellar`s jays over…
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