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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...