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Vote for the Vancouver City Bird

April 16th, 2014 @ 10:46am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I don’t often delve into politics publicly but there’s one election happening this spring in Vancouver that cannot be ignored: The search for the Vancouver City Bird. There are six candidates in the running–all with their own Twitter accounts–and one hopes to come out on top so we can show it off for Bird Week […]

Lost Lagoon by E. Pauline Johnson

April 15th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pauline Johnson documented and shared “Legends of Vancouver” over 100 years ago, telling famous tales of the Lions peaks and giving Lost Lagoon its name. Many of Pauline’s works are in the Public Domain and her book, “Legends of Vancouver” is available on iBooks, and for free on Kindle. I wanted to share (more) of […]

SPES Saturday: Co-Existing with Coyotes

April 5th, 2014 @ 8:44am 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 […]

Stanley Park Lions Vandalized

March 31st, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the Stanley Park Causewey overpass, which offers great views of the Lions Gate Bridge and two large lions by sculptor Charles Marega, there are four smaller lions — two of which had their faces smashed off this weekend in a senseless act of vandalism. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr One lion’s face was […]

Modo Spring Run Off 8K

March 19th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are two signs of spring in Vancouver. The first is the pink blast of cherry blossoms lining our streets and parks, and the second is the awakening of fun runs in the city. The first on the docket is coming up quickly as the Modo Spring Run Off 8K takes place in Stanley Park […]

SPES: Setting Up House in Stanley Park

March 10th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Guest Author

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 a decade ago and I have been a member for two years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]

Bald Eagles in Vancouver

February 25th, 2014 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in November I spent a few days out near Harrison enjoying the sights and scenes of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. It’s one thing to be standing in tall grass along the side of a turquoise river, surrounded by mountains, and turn to see thousands of eagles in the trees behind you, and […]