A Precious Jewell in Your Midst

A Precious Jewell in Your Midst

Breathe in … breathe out … you are about to enter the magical world of Stoney Creek—a precious jewel in the midst of Burnaby—just steps away from the bustling residential area of Lougheed Town Center.

Turn that cell phone off—and instead—for a few brief moments, open your eyes to the wonders around you and tune your ears into the sounds of the forest. Look up. Look down. Get down—see, I mean really see … Shhhhh … listen … do you hear them? “chickadee dee dee … chickadee dee dee”—“zreeee … zreeee”—“vreep … vreep” The sounds of the forest are all around you. Enjoy the rhythm of this life—un-rushed … refocus.

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...