• Join an educational Nature Walk

    a two hour easy walking tour in Stanley Park

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  • Playing a leadership role

    in the stewardship of Stanley Park’s ecology

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    Image © Peter Woods
  • Engaging the community

    in collaborative research, education and conservation

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  • Working for wildlife

    by restoring habitat and managing for biodiversity

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    Image © Mark T. White

Our Mission

Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

SPES AGM – Tue, October 22

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Doors open … More

Ch-ch-changes

At SPES we’re marking the changing season with some exciting changes of our own. Our Education Department (school programs and … More

Weaving together youth and nature

By Jeannine Johnstone, Stewardship Coordinator Since July 2018, SPES’s Youth4Nature-StanleyPark program has been connecting marginalized youth to nature through a … More

We’re here for you!

By Christian Wiedmann, Nature House Host Throughout Stanley Park during the summer months, a host of SPES volunteers are available … More

They grow up so quickly…

By Dannie Piezas, Urban Wildlife Coordinator At the writing of this article, there remains one last observable nest in the … More

Rise of the raccoons

By Dannie Piezas, Urban Wildlife Coordinator When I first began working with SPES in 2016, one of my favourite things … More

What’s This?

Is it animal or plant? Alive or not? If you guessed a bryozoan, you are correct! This is a kelp-encrusting … More

Earth Day blows in!

Those who came out for our Stanley Park Earth Day Celebration on April 27 were literally blown away by the … More

How are the herons?

We are now at week #12 of the heron breeding season in Stanley Park, and the chicks continue to grow at an … More

Batting for bats!

It is bat survey season again! The SPES conservation team and volunteers collaborating with BC Community Bat Program (BCCBP) (https://www.bcbats.ca/) … More

Bugs rate water quality in Stanley Park

SPES’s Conservation Technician Meghan Cooling has been busy in Stanley Park’s streams this spring searching for aquatic invertebrates. These spineless … More

Spring Break Eco Camps

This Spring Break, two groups of enthusiastic campers took on an exciting and educational adventure in Stanley Park. SPES led … More

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  • We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia