Stanley Park of Vancouver hit the headlines for a strange reason. It happened in 2017 when a group of scientists took to the park in order to research. While researching, the group had no idea that they were going to make an astonishing discovery. Important enough to cause a ripple in the world. What was the discovery?
The summer of 2017 was quite exciting for the naturalist as they stumbled upon something very strange during a routine research. That day, the sun was blazing high resulting into high temperature. The park did not have much visitors as the research work was going to take place there.
Stanley Park sprawls over 1.5 square miles and surrounds the busy area of Vancouver. It is a park widely known for its natural scenic beauty and people flock here to spend some quality time. The park has sustained its beauty with time and continues to do so. However, it did undergo some changes that affected the nature of its fauna big time.
As mentioned above, Stanley Park has a long history. Whereas many areas of the park have been built recently, there are some that were built a couple of centuries ago. Some of the trees situated there are taller than 250 feet. This is true that the major portion of the credit for park’s beauty goes to nature, this is also a fact that some part of it is man-made. For instance, the park has a part named Lost Lagoon which is artificial.
The lagoon was built in 1916 by Thomas Mawson, a British architect. There is a reason why is it called “Lost Lagoon.” It is called so because of the low tide that results into lake’s disappearance of the lake from time to time. In order to avoid that kind of situation, the authorities designed a causeway parallel to the lake.
At that time, in 1950s tourists were permitted to enter the area but soon the area got closed for them in the latter half of ’70s as the park became a bird sanctuary thereafter. However, the area was not that famous as it became after the discovery.
Began In 1995
The Stanley Park Ecology Society came into existence in 1995. It was then the naturalists got the opportunity to explore the lagoon and park. No doubt the team was excited about finding out more about the place that remained a mystery for people for ages. However, little did the team know they were going to stumble upon something very strange.