BIRDING IN UPLANDS PARK Sunday November 25, 2012 8:00 am
Join Birder Geoffrey Newell of the Friends of Uplands Park in a bird walk from Cattle Point through Uplands Park. Meet at Cattle Point by the first boat launch. Bring binoculars, bird books or checklists or simply show up to enjoy the outing, rain or shine.
BROOM BASH on October 20 and 21:
107 PEOPLE CUT DOWN BROOM, IVY, DAPHNE AND INVASIVE EUROPEAN ASH! Included were over 50 Girl Guides and families, 4 groups of UVic students and many concerned community members.
TREE APPRECIATION DAY on November 4
About 60 people including 28th Girl Guides, the 1st Trefoil group and other community people participated in the Oak Bay Parks 3rd annual Tree Appreciation Day at Uplands Park, learned how to plant trees, shrubs and acorns properly and went on a nature walk with Kathleen Matthews. We planted Garry Oak and Arbutus trees, Indian plum, Ocean spray, Red-flowering currant and native hawthorn bushes and native onion bulbs, camas bulbs and camas seeds in the area to the right of the new Uplands Park sign. Several invasive European elm trees were removed in that area, so it is a good practice to replant with native species asap. Next year the area on the other side of the Uplands Park sign will be the site of the Tree Appreciation Day.
Thank you to all who participated and supported our invasive removal and restoration events.
Margaret Lidkea and Kathleen Matthews, Co-Chairs FOUP