Arrival of Nesting Nests Public Art Project
September 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Under Gazebo at Rocky Point Park
|September 15, 2018 (11am-3pm): An arrival and celebration event for Nesting Nests, a public art project focused on Port Moody’s bird biodiversity, will take place under the gazebo at Rocky Point Park (2800-block Murray Street), where the large nest is temporarily installed for viewing. Activities will include weaving of Anna’s hummingbird and purple martin nests with local plant materials, interpretive walks and talks with local naturalists steeped with knowledge of our local bird biodiversity and musical entertainment to accompany the celebrations. Talks, walks and interpretive information will focus on local bird species such as the Anna’s hummingbirds, purple martins and great blue herons.
Please dress for the weather. The schedule for the day is listed below:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Nest building.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Musical entertainment by local artist, Rumour Mill
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Local naturalist Kiyoshi Takahashi will present on Purple Martins and their history in Port Moody. A birding scope will be set up to view the purple martin nest boxes.
1:45pm 2:45 pm. Join us for a birding walk along the Shoreline Trail with the Burke Mountain Naturalists, including a look at the heron colony along the Shoreline Trail.
Nests woven during this event will be collected and assembled to expand the eco-sculpture installed at Rocky Point Park. Once assembled, the final eco-sculpture will be installed at Pioneer Memorial Park in early spring 2019.