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Birds are recognized around the globe as important indicators of the health of our environment. They also inspire connection and provide a gateway to nature. In the month of May over 250 species can be seen throughout the Lower Mainland after they return from their winter migration.

As part of the Vancouver Bird Celebration 2022 (May 14-31), join Rob Lyske and Senaqwila Wyss on a walk at Maplewood Flats , as they highlight the relationship between birds and native plants.

Meet at the Nature House at 11am for an intro to the Coast Salish Plant Exhibition. There will be two interactive walk times to choose from:
11:10am to 11:40am
11:45am to 12:15pm

About the facilitators:

Rob Lyske
Rob Lyske is an ardent birder, his interest sparked 20 years ago while on a trip to South Africa.

Senaqwila Wyss
Senaqwila Wyss is Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), Tsimshian, Sto:lo, Hawaiian and Swiss. She holds a Bachelors of the Arts Degree in the faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology, minor in First Nations Studies. She also holds a First Nations Languages Proficiency Certificate and Diploma in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim. Senaqwila is the Coast Salish Program Coordinator at Maplewood Flats.

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This is a FREE event, but there will be an option to pay what you can to support Wild Bird Trust’s work and programs. Thank you for your contribution!

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