Archive of posts tagged "herons"

SPES Saturday: Heron Report

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This post has been contributed by Ben Hill, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost eight years ago and I recently became a member. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so […]

Herons Return to Stanley Park

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”) is reporting that the Pacific great blue herons have returned to their nesting site in Stanley Park after successful 2012 season. This is the 13th year the herons have nested in the park and they have started to return to the trees above the Park Board’s Administrative Offices and […]

Blue Heron Colony in Stanley Park

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of the things I love about Stanley Park is that it’s a natural oasis on the tip of a bustling metropolitan area. Taking a few steps under the canopy of evergreens, city sounds fade while the tune of rushing creek water amplifies. Raccoons prowl by the lagoon, bushy-tailed squirrels greet visitors, and harbour seals […]

Learn About the Herons of Stanley Park

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The edges of Stanley Park have been home to a colony of blue herons for the last 11 years. Perched above the Park Board’s Administrative Offices and the tennis courts, these large wading birds (that stand a meter tall) pepper our beach landscapes. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr To protect the herons, which […]

The Great Blue Herons of Stanley Park Walk

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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, […]