The Friends of DeBoville Slough will have a table and display on the north side of DeBoville Slough explaining about the slough and why we should respect it.
Our activities include Hiking, Nature Walks, Birding, Bat Monitoring, Botanizing, Education and Outreach, Conservation and Monthly Meetings featuring informative guest speakers.
Non-members are welcome to participate in these activities as a way to preview our club and meet our friendly members prior to joining our group.
Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN) was formed in 1989 by local residents interested in enjoying nature, encouraging nature awareness, and conserving local green spaces.
We are a club based in Coquitlam, BC, with a focus on the enjoyment and awareness of nature through activities and education.
Whether you are starting your exploration of nature in the Tri-Cities area (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam) or are an experienced naturalist, we invite you to join us. Meet people who share your interests such as hiking, walking, birding, nature appreciation, and conservation.
Bat Matters 2020 Virtual Conference
September 28 – October 9
Creating Bat-friendly Communities
We invite you to join us during this two-week virtual conference which will feature a variety of prerecorded video presentations and online discussions presented by specialists in the field of bat research, conservation, and stewardship in BC. You will learn the latest from the experts on
In addition to daily video presentations, there will be a moderated, interactive 90-minute online Webex discussion at the end of each week. For complete details, visit the conference web site Bat Matters 2020 Virtual Conference.
Hosted by the South Coast Bat Conservation Society, BC Community Bat Program, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, City of Richmond, and Burke Mountain Naturalists Society.
We look forward to your participation!
This presentation will be available via Zoom. Members will receive their invitations via email.
WHOO Else are We Poisoning with Rodenticides? Why Owls and Rat Poisons Don’t Mix
Our October guest speaker will be owl expert Sofi Hindmarch who will describe the devastating consequences of modern rat poisons on owls and other birds of prey. This is a very timely issue as municipalities across the Lower Mainland are adopt, or consider adopting, a ban on the use of these types of chemicals.
Unlike older types of poison like warfarin, rats and mice that eat the ‘second
generation rodenticides’ can become easy prey for larger mammals (raccoons, bobcats, coyotes) and raptors like hawks and owls. The chemicals can accumulate in the predators’ bodies, indirectly poisoning them too. Owls seem to be particularly vulnerable .
Sofi is a wildlife biologist who has studied barn owls since 2006, first as a graduate student at SFU, then a scientist with Environment Canada working out of Delta, and most recently, with the Fraser Valley Conservancy Land Trust.