Outing – Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

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May 5, 2022

DPC Outings – Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

Greetings DPC members

Dave and David, your outings coordinators, invite you to an actual outdoor outing at the Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve.

Burns Bog is the largest domed peat bog in the world and the Nature Reserve is a small sliver of land on the eastern edge. There are trails, a stream and boardwalks through the forest to walk on and explore this area.

I am particularly fond of this area as I (David E.) run here three times per week. Over the years I have seen beavers, spawning salmon, kingfishers, herons and ducks in the stream. I’ve spotted deer, coyote and evidence of black bears in the forest.

The last two years in June there has been a family of Barred owls – two adults that raise their young owlets in the trees near the stream. They do not seem to be afraid of humans. Often, in the evenings, they will be perched on branches that are only 10 to 15 feet away from the people on the trail and sometimes quite low – at eye level. I don’t know if they will be there this year, it may be too early, but we will keep our eyes peeled.

We know the weather is not exactly typical mid May weather but we thought we would organize this and hope for the best. Check your email for last minute updates on Wednesday afternoon in case we decide to cancel the outing due to inclement weather.

Details as follows:

Where: Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve. We will meet at Planet Ice Delta, at the south end of the Alex Fraser Bridge. 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, BC.
Link to directions on google maps

When: Wednesday May 18th at 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.

Parking: Lots of parking at Planet Ice. The trail entrance is at the furthest point from the entrance to the parking lot close to the building.

Hope to see you there,
Dave Francis
David Egan
outings@deltaphotoclub.com