Join the Friends of Uplands Park today to pull broom

It isn’t a great secret that Uplands Park is filled with non-native species, especially the highly-invasive Scotch Broom and Daphne. Thankfully, there is a group doing something about it: Friends of Uplands Park.

Founded by Margaret Lidkie, who has been leading broom and daphne eradication efforts in the parks for years, and Kathleen Matthews, Friends of Uplands Park has granted $1000 by the Muncipality for their continued work.

So join them this afternoon from 1 to 4pm. Meet at the info table near Beach Drive at Cattle Point. Bring tools (loopers, pruners, etc.), wear appropriate clothing including gloves, and most importantly, friends and family.

Long time, no post

Camas and garry oak in Uplands Park
Camas and garry oak in Uplands Park

It has been over a month since I posted, not good. However, I have been busy with the end of the school term and a trip to Hawaii — you can see some of the pictures my brother took here — so to placate all my readers, a picture of Camas with a Garry Oak in Uplands Park.

I will be at the 12th Annual Bowker Creek Rubber Ducky race tomorrow near the fire hall and Oak Bay Rotary’s “An evening in Tuscany” fundraising dinner. Hope to see you all tomorrow morning.