Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica Japanese Knotweed is an introduced (non-native) plant species that has gone from a ‘harmless’ ornamental garden plant to a widespread, highly invasive plant species that has landed itself on BC’s top ten most invasive plant species list. It can spread quickly which creates dense thickets through their robust root systems. Roots […]
Support from MEC
This year, JSG Society received a $200 MEC gift card through the Grassroots Product Donation Program. The funds helped to purchase 4 new folding wood saws for the volunteers to use while we work in the park and we rewarded some of the key-member volunteers to thank them for consistently contributing to our work in […]
Mother’s Day 2016
Admiring a large area of native plants – false lily-of-the-valley, redwood sorrel, fringecup, salmon berry, trailing blackberry, sword fern, snowberry, hemlock, douglas fir and more Open field of lupins in flower A pair of barred owls grooming themselves, graced us with their call and presence.
Refreshed bird boxes at Jericho
Bev and Bill from Nature Vancouver cleaned, repaired, raised, upgraded and added 16 bird boxes around the Jericho ponds. We’ll be watching to see if the swallows and chickadees appreciate their new available accomodations this year. Big thanks to Bev and Bill for all their efforts and expertise.
Muddy Valentine’s Day workparty
Jericho’s nesting Herons were perched quietly in the rain over east pond; looks like their nest still needs some more work. The rain did not deter 16 volunteers from attacking a large area of himalayan blackberry. before: after: In fact, we were proud to show off our muddy pants and boots