July, 2019: Butterflies of the Sunshine Coast Brochure Have you ever spotted a butterfly you wanted to learn more about? Rand Rudland and Tony Greenfield have created a beautiful brochure (complete with colour photos) highlighting 37 different butterflies found on the Sunshine Coast. The brochure is free to SBS members; or for non-members, is available for purchase at Tailwind Books in Sechelt, the Iris Griffith Interpretive Centre and the Earth Fair Store in Madeira Park.
July 7, 2019: Marine Life at Sargeant Bay We spent a great afternoon with Lee-Ann Ennis and naturalists from the Sargeant Bay Society and the Iris Griffith Centre who observed and documented marine life in the intertidal zone of Sargeant Bay. Saltwater aquaria were set up to display specimens. Please join us next July as this is always a great annual event for the whole family!
June 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm: Bat Monitoring A number of enthusiasts joined us at Sargeant Bay Park just before sunset on June 8th to learn more about our local bats. The annual BC Bat Count took place from July 11 – August 5th. Did you participate?! Mark your calendars for next year!
May 19, 2019: Birding on the Berm Tony Greenfield led an enthusiastic group on this annual welcome to spring event.
May 11, 2019: Botany Hike Local botany expert Kye Goodwin explored the unique plant life around Sargeant Bay. This two hour walk was well attended and is always informative.
May 2, 2019: Sargeant Bay Society AGM Our annual general meeting was held at Cooper’s Green where we learned about all the great work that occurred over the past year. A number of new activities will take place in the coming year. Stay tuned for updates!
April 27, 2019: Annual Beach Clean Up The annual beach clean up was held the afternoon of April 27th. The morning was spent doing some annual maintenance to the park as we ready it for summer visitors (clipping back overgrown shrubs and bushes; ensuring easy accessibility to the park’s trails etc.).
Streamkeepers Salmon Spawning Count – Winter 2018 A number of Sargeant Bay members completed the Stream Keepers Course in late September, 2018. This was followed by a committed group of volunteers organizing a daily salmon monitoring schedule over the fall and early winter of the lagoon, the fish ladder and Colvin Creek to record any sightings of returning salmon.
New Educational Signage in Smuggler’s Cove Thanks to a cooperative project between the the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society and the SBS, new educational signage will appear in various parts of Smuggler’s Cove Provincial Park, including the Flora, the Songbirds and the Ferns of Smuggler’s Cove. A portion of the funds will also provide additional signage for the Triangle Loop Trail.