South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Cherry blossoms at King George Station

A sign of Spring

While it's still snowing in Burnaby and chubby rain is falling in parts of our great city, a few cherry trees are starting to bud. Here's a tree at King George Skytrain Station showing off it's pink flowers.

The shopping carts of Quibble Creek

Waiting for pick-up: a shopping cart waits for someone who needs a quarter


You need a quick 25 cents. Where to get it? You could beg, or you can return a shopping cart or two and collect the deposit!

A good spot to find a few of these career-changing sources of income is Quibble Creek, a creek in North Surrey that runs from about 96th Avenue just East of King George to 88th, where it joins the mighty Bear Creek.

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The rabbits re-emerge

Run rabbit run


After months of only seeing the occasional raccoon and skunk it's nice to know there are more critters out there.

Rabbits live the brambles and woods around the greenways and lots that slice their way through Surrey, even the developed urbane Whalley areas.

Now that the weather is a little warmer you can sometimes get a glimpse of them skirting the edges of the ubiquitous blackberry bushes. A good time to look is  just as it gets light. I wouldn't worry about your dog getting them: they're pretty fast and those thorns will stop anything bigger than a small cat pretty quick.

Rabbits stick close to the blackberry bushes

Hike for Hunger 2012 at Bear Creek Park

 The Girl Guides lead the parade: Hike for Hunger 2012 at Bear Creek Park

It's an annual event. 2012 was the 16th, which is a pretty decent run. 

A representative of the Surrey Food Bank said it was organized by the local Scouting organizations, both Scouts and Girl Guides, with the Surrey Food Bank.

Read more: Hike for Hunger 2012 at Bear Creek Park


Info on South of the Fraser River: Surrey, Delta, White Rock, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Fort Langley. Maybe a bit of Abbotsford, just for fun.

This site is experimental. See About (top right) for more, or Blog for meta-information. The working goal is to create an almanac of items, tidbits of information and methods of gathering information.

Right now the site is biased to just south of the Fraser River, within the northern reaches of great City of Surrey, but there is some foraging further afield.

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