They are Back!

Salmon and lots of them - on our October 22nd bird walk, our group of seven, was thrilled  to see the main stem of Stoney Creek alive with returning salmon.  Close to 1,000 spawners were counted in the first two weeks of the count which began on October 11th. By...

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 in ...

Successful Spawner Count

Nine volunteers walked the creek last Sunday and counted over 700 live and dead Chum and three live Coho. That count was added to the Saturday count of 100. Why not go see the fish for yourself? Here's a link to a map showing good viewing...

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 drifts overhead So...

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:  Kathy Leko and...

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 life...

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 dive and swim...

The Forest Thanks You!

To all of you who came out to help weed Stoney Creek Park, on Victoria Day - May 23, 2016 - a hearty thank you! Native Indian Plum seedlings, small ferns and even a trillium have a chance to see the sunlight and grow to maturity because of your efforts. As a team of...