Throughout July and August the Park fills up with visitors and knowledgeable volunteers to answer all their burning ecology-based questions! Our volunteer Nature House Hosts and EcoRangers can be found around the Park providing visitors with nature interpretation, information on appropriate behavior with wildlife, helpful hints about Park attractions and more!
In preparation for the summer ahead, our awesome team of volunteers has been busily learning about ecology and nature stewardship in Stanley Park. Our very own Native Plant Garden volunteers, Jill Taylor and Wilma Mosmans, taught this year’s team about a diverse range of native plants found in the Park, from salal to nodding onion. With Greg Hart, our Urban Wildlife Coordinator, they learned the basics of birding and will be ready with binoculars and guide books to help you find and identify our winged friends this summer. Thanks to a morning spent with the EcoStewards team, they will also be ready to educate Park visitors on our most problematic invasive species.
Beginning July 3rd, EcoRangers will be out in the Park, eager to share their knowledge! Don’t hesitate to approach them with any questions or curiosities you might have about the Park’s ecology. Or stop by the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon to check in with the Nature House Hosts who have guide books galore to answer your toughest questions. Our extended summer hours start July 3: Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. See you in the Park!
By Alyx Coulter, Outreach Coordinator