For the last five years I’ve been writing about Stanley Park (beyond the sea wall) and one of my trusted information sources has always been the Stanley Park Ecology Society. They’ve hosted fun events like the winter humbug hike, were a great resource when I did my coyote sighting map, run programs like Ivy Busters, and always respond to my inquisitive emails.
They regularly host guided walks, covering various aspects of the park from ground to sky, and this weekend you can learn all about the herons with the themed walk – Discover: The Great Blue Herons of Stanley Park.
“In recent years, great blue herons have nested in unprecedented numbers in Stanley Park. On this herony tour, naturalist and heron monitor Robyn Worcestor will guide you through the life cycle of these remarkable birds.” Tickets for the walk are $10 ($5 for SPES members and children) and they start off at the Lost Lagoon Nature House (what used to be the old Boat House, located at the foot of Alberni Street).
This weekend’s walk is on Sunday, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. If you enjoy this experience I would recommend becoming a member of the society, supporting its education and conservation efforts.