The Tri-Cities has a variety of natural habitats that support diverse populations of native (and invasive) plants.
BMN members gather on evenings throughout the spring and early summer for a leisurely stroll to explore and identify plants that grow in an area.
Popular locations have included:
- tidal marshes at Burrard Inlet
- wetlands at DeBoville Slough
- old-farm fields at Colony Farm Regional Park
- second-growth forests at Belcarra Regional Park, Mossom Creek, Miller Ravine, Mundy Park, Coquitlam River, Ioco town site, and Hyde Creek trail
- nature park at Blakeburn Lagoons in Port Coquitlam
- the stunning collection of trees in the Riverview arboretum
Events are open to the public and are no cost. Due to insurance liability, guests may attend up to three activities before they must be a member.
**Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? The South Coast Conservation Program’s guide,, is a free colourful, multi-page booklet that will guide you in choosing top shrubs, trees, and flowers that will benefit local wildlife. Gardening with Native Plants Guide