A Squirrel's Delight!

Two little squirrels, one grey and one black, peered cautiously around the tree trunk at the gloves, shovels and potted plants scattered about. What is going on? Why are these humans in our part of the Stoney Creek Forest? Gathering up all the courage she had, female...

Invasive Weed Patrol

Invasive Weed Patrol

M.O.: Slithers up tree trunks and drapes itself over branches. Think deadly, heavy snake of the forest. the weight . . .

Bats at risk

On February 18, 2017, Felix Martinez of the South Coast Bat Conservation Society (SCBats) led a bat workshop for Stoney Creek volunteers. In addition to learning how to build a bat house, we learned of the precarious condition of bats in BC. Please read the press...

Planting for Wildlife

Hazelnuts and trailing blackberry. Snowberry and Flowering Red Current cuttings. Sitka Mountain Ash and Oregon Grape seedlings. Thirty one native plants in all. Two volunteer planters. A satisfying morning making a positive difference for the wildlife in Stoney Creek...

Water Monitoring results for December 2016

All through snowy December, John Templeton continued to take daily conductivity measurements in Tributary 3A.  Because of the cold weather, Simon Fraser University has put down road salt for public safety reasons.  However, that has resulted in the highest readings of...

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 locations.

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...