Things have been getting busier in the Nature Park since March; the arrival of the Hummingbirds welcoming in spring, the Nature in Your Neighbourhood road shows featuring our road-ready urban taxidermy collection, and other special events. For instance the premier of the movie Furry Vengeance at SilverCity Riverport where we were able to show off our urban animal collection and actively engage the audiences. A Big thanks to everyone who has attended and shown their support so far.
More recently we had our Annual Richmond Slugfest, which is in its 26th and final year before a well-deserved retirement. Slugfest was a resounding success in spite of the damp weather; with many prizes won, many slugs raced, and champions announced. Congratulations to the winners of Largest, Smallest, and most Beautiful categories as well as the fastest slugs in the heavyweight and lightweight categories. Thank you to Famous Players SilverCity Riverport for donating the grand prizes and for their volunteering efforts, also a big thanks to all the other volunteers and everyone who participated in Slugfest and made it a success.
For those of you who are still looking for something to do this summer consider one of our summer nature day camps. There are lots of choices; from “Butterflies in Your Tummy” to “Scientist for a Day” there’s a fun and educational program located right here in Richmond for any child. Look them up in the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Guide or on our website in the Program section listed by date. Register at www.richmond.ca/register or by phoning the Registration Call Centre at (604) 276-4300.
In addition to the fun programs starting up look forward to some great new changes coming to the park. The assembly and installation of our new digital sign and art project designed by local artist Jeanette Lee will begin shortly. The sign will open up the park entrance and the nature-themed art pieces will be a beautiful and welcoming visual addition to the wildlife garden. Check our blog for photos and updates as the process continues.
Keep an eye on our blog for more interesting developments as summer gets into full swing at the Nature Park. You can also receive event invites by joining our Facebook group by searching our group's name, "Richmond Nature Park". We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events: Salmonfest, the Reptile Show, or the Blueberry Sale and Tea. Till then,
Richmond Nature Park Board