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Heron Nesting Season is Here

In the last few days, we have started observing nesting behavior at the heron colony here in the park. Heron’s typically pick new mates every year, and once eggs are laid it takes approximately 10 weeks for the chicks to grow into fully fledged juveniles. We started our regular heron surveys last Friday! Follow us…

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SPES turns 36 today!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) has been a registered charity since 1988 and first incorporated as the Stanley Park Zoological Society. Following the closure of the Park’s zoo in 1995, the society revised its name but continued with its aims of education, conservation, and outreach programs. In June 1997, SPES and the Vancouver Park Board…

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A beautiful red cedar in Stanley Park

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.

Photo: A red cedar in Spapayeq/Stanley Park (Don Enright)

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