Sunday August 12th 2018
A joint field trip for Nature Vancouver and the North Shore Black Bear Society.
Meeting Location: Near the gas station of the Superstore, 333 Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver for car-pooling which is required because there is very limited parking at the trail-head. For those leaving their cars at Superstore park well away from the gas station as they may be towed.
Meeting time: 10:30 am.
Duration & length of walk: 2 to 3 hours.
Terrain: The trail in LSCR is well-maintained. However the trails that we will be using in Lynn Canyon Park are wide and well used but not maintained and have muddy and rooty sections. All trails are moderate terrain with an elevation gain for the day of 50 metres. For those who wish to climb Lookout Hill at the end of the field trip add another 70 metres of elevation gain and an extra hour.
Description of event: The focus will be on the ecology of black bears in their natural environment. You will have an opportunity to see some of the natural foods preferred by our local black bears in two very different ecosystems; a forested area with a high level of coarse woody debris where bears forage for insects in rotten logs and stumps and an unforested berry-bush area. You will see the plant species foraged by bears and a number of bear signs such as a bear-marked tree, logs excavated for grubs and ants and a den.
Registration is required. Because of a need to limit the size of the group and because the event may be rescheduled due to weather, registration is required. Contact David at 604-924-0147 or cookeco2 [at] yahoo [dot] com to register.