The Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes and educates visitors and locals alike when it comes to the natural elements that make the park what it is. Within the borders of the paved roads and past the parking spaces there is a delicate ecosystem that the SPES can help you explore.
Here are just a few of their upcoming events:
Insects: Our Friends & Foes!
Sunday August 15th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Insect expert Andrew Scott will lead a talk on how insects have acted to limit the human population and why the mosquito is the most dangerous animal in Africa.
Twenty Million Years of Rock Discovery Walk
Sunday August 22nd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Geologist David Cook will lead a walk along the seawall and explore how 50 to 70 million year old rivers laid the foundation for the Stanley Park we know today. This walks meets and leaves from the Third Beach Concession Kiosk.
State of the Park: Ecological Integrity Discovery Walk
Sunday August 29th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Join Sonya, the SPES Environmental Educator, for a tour of areas and concerns highlighted in the SPES Conservation Programs report on the condition of various habitats of Stanley Park.
Birds of a Feather
The last Sunday of every month at 9:00am
Naturalist and expert bird watcher Cathy Aitchison hosts a two-hour walk exploring Stanley Parkâ€™s varied and beautiful bird life. Admission by donation.
You can also stop by the Stanley Park Nature House from 9:30am on Saturdays to learn about some of the wildlife and history of the park. It’s adjacent to Lost Lagoon in the old boat house.
Follow @StanleyPkEcoSoc on Twitter for park updates and events. They can also be booked to host Coyote Walks in neighbourhoods around Vancouver to educate your community about co-existing with the animals.