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Colony Farm Regional Park

****Updated Time... I need to move this forward by 30 minutes to 10:00 am due to a family coordination issue.. hope this time still works for everyone. ****


The Georgia Strait once called Colony Farms a "hidden  oasis".  It has level biking trails, wildlife, a charming community garden full of swallows and hummingbirds - it has it all.  On first sight, all that greets the eye is a wide swath of fallow farmland on the south side of Lougheed Highway, just east of the Port Mann Bridge. Classified as “old field”, the former cow pasture and cropland was left to go wild when the provincially owned farm, once part of Riverview Hospital, closed in 1983. Although the property doesn't jump out at you, the land is of special importance to wildlife, particularly birds such as the colourful lazuli buntings, Bullock's orioles, and black-headed grosbeaks that nest here.  It also has the most charming community garden, full of whimsical garden delights, flowers and vegetables.

We will meet at the parking  lot near the Community Gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road.  We will spend some time exploring the gardens first then I would suggest we do the Garden Trail/Home Farm Dyke Trail/Mundy Creek Trail/Colony Farm Road trail, which is about a 4 km loop, so bring good walking shoes.  

We'll see you then!  

  

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  • Darrell M.

    Was a very enjoyable time.. Thanks for showing us this fine park.

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Candy

    It was a beautiful day to spend the morning shooting in the garden! Very interesting place, lots of beautiful birds! Should have brought my tele-lens though! Thanks Christine for organizing! Hope to see you all soon!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Aya

    I enjoyed the day! Lovely garden to walk around! Christine, thank you for organizing the day!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice place to go for photography.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Christine B.

    Thanks for coming out everyone.... hope you enjoyed the area.. what a wonderful day!

    June 21, 2014

  • Imelda Y.

    Thank you again Christine for organizing this meetup and it was great to meet everyone today.

    1 · June 21, 2014

    • Christine B.

      Thanks for coming Imelda.. see you again soon!

      June 21, 2014

  • Imelda Y.

    Great park with great amenities

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Darlene D.

    I would have loved to go but I have other committments. Hope to see some photos afterwards

    June 20, 2014

  • Imelda Y.

    Can I bring my dog Christine? :-)

    May 21, 2014

    • Christine B.

      no problem Imelda.. next time!

      June 13, 2014

    • Imelda Y.

      Hehehe, I thought this meetup for this Saturday, so I am in again :-)

      1 · June 14, 2014

  • Chantel B.

    Would anyone mind if I bring my daughter? She is 6 weeks old :)

    June 10, 2014

    • Christine B.

      No problem Chantel. You can bring her

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • bill

    Sorry, I can't make it, I'm shooting a BBoy battle that day.

    June 1, 2014

  • eileen

    Is there a designated meeting spot

    May 28, 2014

    • Christine B.

      Yes it's noted in the invite but we will meet in the parking lot near the community garden

      May 28, 2014

  • eileen

    Sounds soooo interesting.

    May 21, 2014

    • Christine B.

      it's a great area... glad you can make it

      May 21, 2014

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