Discovering Vancouver’s native trees (and the animals who live in them)
NATURALIST-LED WALK IN STANLEY PARK: LEARN YOUR TREES – THE NATIVES and THE ALIENS—a Story of a Forest.
Learn about native trees in British Columbia on this lively walk through the forest in Stanley Park.
Outdoor walk and talk on natural history of the forest by Kent Brothers who will take up to 15 people on a walk through Stanley Park. You will also learn about some of the mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates whose home is Stanley Park.
If you have a hand lens or magnifying glass, bring it, for you will then be able to see cone structure or look sat small invertebrates. Participants should be prepared for possible cold and rainy weather with enough warm and waterproof clothes, as we will be doing quite a bit of standing around.
DATE: Saturday November 17th 2012 (Sunday November 18th in case of the rain)
TIME: 10:00AM – Noon
LOCATION: Meet along North Lagoon Drive at Tatlow Walk in Stanley Park. There is plenty of parking along North Lagoon Drive. This road is the right turn once you are at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Tatlow Walk is almost at the end. Look for a group of people.
More about your trail guide:
Dr. Kent Brothers, though a mathematical analyst by profession is an ecologist by avocation, and has studied biodiversity & ecology of the Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. He is a past-president of the Vancouver Mycological Society, collaborates with the Department of Botany and the Herbarium at UBC, is a member of the advisory board for E-Flora BC, the online atlas of plants of BC, and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Key Council, an organization that develops identification keys to fungi. He regularly leads nature walks in the lower mainland.