Back by popular demand! 🙂
As part of the City of Burnaby’s Environment Week celebrations, I’ll be presenting a slide show on “Beautiful Byrne Creek” at the Tommy Douglas Library in SE Burnaby on June 4, at 7:00 pm.
Yes, you too, can become a streamkeeper just like me! 😉
Similar to last year’s presentation, I will give an overview of Burnaby watersheds, and then focus on Byrne Creek and what sorts of activities volunteer streamkeepers do to help protect and restore natural habitat in the urban environment.
I’ll have lovely nature shots of the creek and ravine park, posters, streamkeeper handbooks and equipment, etc.
Suitable for all ages!
Hope to see you there.
I enjoyed an excellent seminar this morning on doing business with the federal government at Small Business BC at Waterfront Station in Vancouver.
I’ve been to a few of these seminars over the years, and it was great to get caught up on some of the changes that have transpired.
Check out the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.
We took an evening stroll through the eastern end of Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby this evening. Ran across a lot of spit bugs and a beetle with some hitchhikers.
I’ve had a stubborn spot on the sensor of my Nikon D7100 for awhile now. I could not remove it simply by blowing air at it.
I did some reading online (in particular this detailed article), and went out today and bought a pack of Sensor Swabs preloaded with Eclipse fluid. I was a bit hesitant, but followed the instructions.
The first swab didn’t do it, but a second swabbing appears to have dealt with the annoying spot.
Though I wasn’t birding, I did get a few shots on my recent trip to Vancouver Island.
Towhee on Mt. Tolmie in Victoria
Hummingbird on a wire near Jordan River
Checking out the photographer
Gull with Trial Islands in background
Cormorants at Swartz Bay ferry terminal
It was a lovely early evening run from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. The clouds were amazing.
SEHAB, or the Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board to the Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, met for 1-1/2 days of meetings in Port Alberni, BC, on May 18-19.
Board members meet three times a year to collate and discuss successes and concerns from streamkeeper groups around BC, and share them with DFO Pacific Regional Headquarters.
The SEP 2015 (Salmonid Enhancement Program) workshop in Port Alberni, BC, on May 15-17 was a huge success. These events happen every two years, rotating among a variety of communities in British Columbia, organized by the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, Department of Fisheries community advisors, and stewardship groups.
Here’s my Flickr album of the workshop.
Spotted this lovely mayfly hanging on to a railing on the old steam train near Port Alberni, BC.
Got some nice shots today at the pier in White Rock, BC.
The heron kept shifting its head from side to side to locate prey