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Nature Nuts at Crescent Park

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...

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Nature Nuts at “North 40”

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...

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Berries Anyone?

This week, on my daily neighborhood walks with the children and the dog, we encountered lots of edible berries, such as the red huckleberry, thimble berries, some wild raspberries, saskatoon berries, creeping blackberries (my personal favorite) and yesterday we...

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)  is invasive. It originates from Japan. It was brought over here by gardeners who thought the flowers to be lovely and used the plants to occupy any area needing quick growth for hedging and such. This plants reeks havoc in all...

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Bird alert

  Last week  I found a pair of Bewick's wrens nesting right next to the back door under our patio cover. They were not too impressed when we decided to have lunch outside and the parents started scolding us or the harsh weessh weesh was meant to tell their offspring...

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Deas Island Regional Park

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...

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Nature Nuts at Mud Bay Park

A glorious day it was, 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...

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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...

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Crescent Beach

It 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...

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Morning walk on Mud Bay dyke

Monday morning after being away on vacation for 4 weeks, It is great to be back on the dyke with my trusty 4 legged companion! It is 13 degrees, wind is warming, blowing the sweet honey scent of the cottonwoods in the air. Try it! Just pick a branch and bring it close...

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