Rain or shine...another walk in Jericho Beach Park

Every time I return to Jericho Park I discover something that went unnoticed in my previous forays.  It helps to be guided by Dana McDonald, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator with Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, as well as the Jericho Stewardship Group. We spent an hour looking at potential sites for invasive species removal. These sites are primarily overrun with thorny blackberries, which require careful removal so they don't return. 

A few points of interest for further exploration, include a glacial erratic, water systems, lichen and fungi. I also learned that there are little brown bats that live in Jericho. They feed on insects which  are plentiful around the water. Feeding times are around dawn and dusk.

Holly Schmidt