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Our very first Bird Friendly Community Event - B there or B square!

For the many of us in LB who care about all the very important “Bs”… birds, bears, bees & butterflies, baby eagles, berry bushes (native plants) and the full spectrum of biodiversity… please join us as at our first ever Bird Friendly community event on Saturday, May 14th in the village hall (9:15 – 14:00).

Come learn more about the Bird Friendly initiative, how to be Bear Smart, gardening with native plants, how you can take part in the new Butterflyway Project, and what the Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region is all about.

For the kids – sign ‘em up!

Build-a-birdhouse with LB author and birdhouse builder, Rod Baker, who has prepared kits (complete with the necessary fasteners) from wood that would otherwise end up in the landfill. This activity is for kids aged 4 and older. If your child/children are between 4 and 10 years old, we ask that an adult be there to help them, otherwise feel free to wander around the exhibits and grab a tea/coffee (prepared by the Seniors Social Circle) while your kiddos are busy. Check in at 9.15am for a 9.30 start. Should take 45 minutes to an hour. Register here

Or sign the kids up for a Bird Friendly Art Project run by Taryn and Katrina – everything is provided. Grab a tea/coffee and mingle while you wait! Check in at 9.15am for a 9.30 start. Should take 45 minutes to an hour. Register here

Kids who take part in either activity will each receive a Junior Birder Activity Book to take home!

For the whole family – take a hike and Bag a Burger!

A walk to the Eagle View Loop will be led by John Dudley and the Trailblazers to see (we hope) the new baby eagles. Bring your binoculars and cameras and meet at the hall at 11am. Browse the exhibits until the walk begins. If you’d like to partake in a Burger off the BBQ when you get back to the hall (prepared by the Curly Stewart Scholarship Foundation committee), please help them plan by Booking your Burger(s) here. Burgers available from 11am – 1pm.

For gardeners (and everyone else)!

Join us at 1pm to listen to Deanna Lewis, a member of the Squamish Nation, who’ll be talking about the importance and cultural uses of indigenous plants.

See you May 14th… B there or B square!

The Bird Friendly team would like to thank the West Vancouver Foundation for supporting us with a Small Neighbourhood Grant, and Nature Canada and the BC SPCA who’ve provided educational material. Also: thanks to all the LB groups taking part for your endless enthusiasm and support!



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