I’ve witnessed Lafarge Lake throughout the year, but it’s not a real lake — it’s human made. The location was once a quarry, but in the 1970s it was turned into a lake that’s eight metres at its deepest and covers five hectares. Continue reading A lake at all seasons
Over the years I’ve spent hours exercising around Lake LaFarge where I’ve admired an occasional bald eagle, a profusion of ducks and Canada geese and even a few tortoise sunning themselves on logs, but I had yet to spot a beaver. Continue reading Finally — a beaver
I read an article on how Canada geese have extended into regions they’ve never been before because of their increasing numbers. Walking in my local park, I have to keep my eyes peeled to avoid stepping on their ubiquitous poop. Continue reading A Canada geese invasion
I’d hiked the Burnaby Lake trail in the summer, but because I had to meet up with someone, didn’t have enough time to circuit more than half of the trail. It took me until fall before I returned, starting at the opposite end away from where the Brunette River flowed into Burnaby Lake to hike the trail near Still Creek. Continue reading As still as its name
Situated in the city of Burnaby, this lake stretched for approximately four kilometres with lilies covering its surface in several locations. Home to countless Canada geese, it wasn’t uncommon to observe a flock glide and land on its still waters. Continue reading Burnaby Lake
A group of university students rushed ahead of me leaving the Asian gardens. They turned into the tunnel that went under South West Marine Drive to the North Garden.
I’d never visited these gardens before although I’d driven past a number of times. The Asian Garden was nothing like any Botanical Gardens I’d visited. It was not laid out in neat rows with every tree labeled. It was more like a beautiful forest. Continue reading UBC Botanical Gardens Asian section