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Tackling Invasive Plants in Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by the Ben Hill, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). Tackling Invasive Plants in Stanley Park If you’ve visited Stanley Park over the last few weeks you’ll be aware that it’s growing season. Many of the flowering plants are in bloom and new growth is everywhere. Unfortunately […]

Nesting Birds of Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by the Ben Hill, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). Nesting Birds of Stanley Park We all have a mental picture of our dream home. For some it’s a city penthouse overlooking Coal Harbour, for others a cabin deep in the forest or perhaps a quiet townhouse […]

The Biggest Trees in Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, and edited by Edited by Kathleen Stormont, SPES Communications Specialist. The Biggest Trees in Stanley Park Many of our province’s biggest trees are found right in Stanley Park, just a walk from downtown Vancouver! 150 years ago the Lower Mainland would have been covered […]

Herons of Stanley Park

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This post has been contributed by Greg Hart, Urban Wildlife Programs Coordinator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Herons of Stanley Park For almost 100 years, herons have called Stanley Park “home”. The earliest known record of these magnificent birds dates back to a 1921 photo by Leonard Frank of a colony near Brockton Point. […]

Is It Safe to Skate on Lost Lagoon?

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This post has been contributed by Katherine Town, Vancouver lifeguard stationed at Lost Lagoon, on behalf of the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). As a member of SPES for the last six years, I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so I created the “SPES Series” where […]