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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Langley Field Naturalists Field Trips May/June


The Langley Field Naturalists (LFN) meet at 7.00 p.m. the third week of the month at the Langley Music School Sept through June. Each meeting features a speaker. Below is a list of field trips which are held throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond. To find out more about LFN new members always welcome.


                       Note: See my Princeton blog where we joined the Vermillion Forks Naturalist Group.

Saturday, May 21st
Iona Beach Regional Park & Sewage Lagoons - Yellow-headed Blackbirds.
Leader: Josh Inman
Time: Meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am Iona Park
Join the Langley Field Naturalists and expert birder Josh Inman while we explore this amazingly rich and varied bird life area. We will welcome back the Yellow-headed Blackbirds & Purple Martins who return to nest each spring in the ponds and on the Fraser River. One year we counted 61 species of birds!
Phone: 604-532-0455 for info or to let us know to expect you.

Tuesday, May 31st
Grant Narrows Provincial Park/Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Leader: John Gordon
Time:  9:00 am at Grant Narrows Provincial Park parking lot.
Join our leader John and the Langley Field Naturalists as we look for nesting Ospreys and perhaps Sandhill Cranes. This large dyke/marsh area, with several viewing towers, is a major migration route for bird life and has the largest tidal lake in the world. It also has a great variety of bird life making it very popular with bird watchers. Please note there is a charge for parking.
Phone: 604-533-7171 for info or to let us know to expect you.

Pix from last years walk.






Saturday, June 4th,
Glen Valley Bird Count

Friday, June 10th
Skagit Valley Provincial Park
Leaders:  Al & Jude Grass
Time:  8:45 at the junction of the Hope Flood Road and Silver Skagit Road (take exit #168 from Highway 1 East).
Come join Al and Jude as they take us to the Skagit Valley. Birds and wildflowers should be at their best including the beautiful pink Rhododendron which should be in bloom. This is a full day trip, so please bring lunch, snacks, water, (sunscreen and bug repellent) and a variety of clothing and footwear for the weather.
Note: please make sure you have enough gas as it is 130 km round trip to Ross Lake and back to the highway.
Phone: 604-538-8774 for info or to let us know to expect you.
Wednesday, June 15th


Wednesday, June 15th
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Leader: Viveka Ohman
Time:  9:00 am at 8th Avenue parking lot across from the Nature House.
This is our "welcome back" for our annual "yellow-themed" Warbler and other summer birds with expert birder Viveka. We will be looking for Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson’s Warbler, Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks and many more. We will walk the Ravine Trail first, then return through the meadow past the farm house across from the Nature House and  head north on the central main trail. Following I Km we will turn left on the Vine Maple Trail and end up at the 16th avenue parking lot. From here we walk east on the Little River Loop trail towards the Listening Bridge where we will have a water break and listen for more birds. Then we head south and return to the 8th avenue parking lot via the main central trail. Walking distance is approx. 5km so please wear appropriate footwear.
We plan to eat lunch in the park in the gazebo by the pond afterwards.
Phone: 604-534-3401 for more info or to let us know to expect you.

June 17th to 19th
Manning Bird Blitz

Tuesday, June 28th
Coquitlam Dykes
Leader: Larry Cowan
Time:  8:30 am in the parking area at Victoria and Cedar Drives in Port Coquitlam
Our half day bird walk will be at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. In June you can expect Green Heron, Sandhill Crane, warblers, vireos and a multitude of waterfowl species. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the Minnekhada parking lot off Quarry Rd. for our return trip.
Phone: 604-307-0931 or e-mail lawrencecowan@shaw.ca for more info or to let us know to expect you.


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