Eggshells You Say?

  Yes, eggshells – a tasty calcium treat for your feathered friends; especially important in nesting season but enjoyed year round by a variety of birds. Just wash the shells well in hot soapy water and let air dry.  Break them up in small pieces and sprinkle...

A Summer Evening at Colony Farm

  Bubbles first … Then tiny ripples on the water’s surface – Three heads pop up … Beavers! Little paws eagerly reach up To pull blackberry branches down to the water’s edge. Fresh blackberry leaves A tasty snack make! A Northern harrier...

Stoney Creek Weed Warriors!

Removed 44 bags of invasive plants from the Stoney Creek Forest! Targeted policeman’s helmet and impatiens parviflora. Held 5 plant pulls from May – Aug. 2016. Had 19 different participants. Averaged 5 – 10 people out per work party. Group leaders: ...

Let's Bird!

  15 birders 14 bird walks 4 different trails PLUS 2 field trips: Brunette River & Deer Lake 45 species identified along Stoney Creek 9 more species than 2014 Species for 2015 Anna’s Hummingbird American Dipper American Robin Bald Eagle Band-tailed Pigeon...

Not Even the Rain Stopped Them!

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, six dedicated volunteers, of the Stoney Creek Environment Committee, donned rain gear and got down to business removing eight bags of invasive plant material from along Burnaby’s Stoney Creek. Native plants, that the birds and wild...

Do they Dabble or do they Dive?

Ducks – they are all the same aren’t they? No, not really – just take a look at their feet … seriously. Diving ducks, such as canvasbacks or ring-necks, have large feet that they use to propel themselves under water in search of food. They can actually...