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Monday, December 11, 2017

Langley Field Naturalists 2018 Dates to Remember

FIELD TRIPS
Please Note: anyone wishing to carpool should phone in to make arrangements beforehand, otherwise please meet
at the designated meeting place. Please call to let the leader know to expect you. The walks are generally about
two to three hours long and are open to all Naturalist Clubs & members of the public (adults & children, but no pets
please). Dress for the weather and bring water, binoculars and a snack, plus bug spray in the summer.
Note these walks are weather dependent so if the weather is bad and no calls are received then the leader will not
show up.

SATURDAY JANUARY 6TH
MOUNTAIN VIEW SPOTTED OWL
BREEDING FACILITY
23898 RAWLINSON CRESCENT, LANGLEY
Leader: Gareth Pugh
Time: 10:00 am at the Centre
Join us for a visit to an important breeding facility and
learn how the owls are paired off and cared for.
Please note that they want to restrict the numbers to
twenty people so the first nineteen to sign up will be able
to go. If we get a greater response we will organise
another visit that same week.
Phone 604-576-6831 for more information and to let us
know to expect you.


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD
LICHEN WALK
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK.
Leader: Al Grass
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Meet at the 16th Avenue Parking Lot. Bring a hand lens
if you have one.
Please phone 604 219 2043 for information and to let us
know to expect you.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
WINTER BIRDS OF
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Leaders: Larry Cowan & Gareth Pugh
Time: 9:00 am in the parking lot at the end of the
road by the community gardens in Colony
Farm Regional Park off the Lougheed
Highway
Join us to walk the dikes and woodlands of this popular
Metro Vancouver park to search out the many waterfowl,
raptors, and other birds that call this area their home in
winter.
Phone 604-576-6831 for more information and to let us
know to expect you.


SATURDAY MARCH 3RD
NATURE WALK
BRYDON LAGOON, LANGLEY
Leader: Al Grass
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Bursting buds, and other early signs of spring like a
symphony of bird song. Maybe too, a Green Heron? Or
early swallows. Meet at the 53rd Avenue parking lot near
198A Street, Langley.
Please phone 604 219 2043 for information and to let us
know to expect you.
SATURDAY MARCH 10TH


HOUSTON TRAIL
DERBY REACH REGIONAL PARK.
BIRDS & BRYOPHYTES!
Leader: Biologist Phil Henderson
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Join biologist Phil Henderson as we go in search of any
early spring bird migrants - plus bryophytes which include
mosses and their relatives: tiny but beautiful plants that
flourish in moist, shady sites. We will also drop down to
the wetland water edge to have a look for waterfowl.
Bring binoculars and hand lenses if you have them. Meet
at Houston Trail parking lot on Allard Crescent, Langley
9:00 am. Phone 604-576-6831 or 604-888-1571 to let us
know to expect you.


SATURDAY MARCH 24TH
REIFEL BIRD SANCTUARY, DELTA
Leader: Al Grass
Time: 9:00 am at entrance
Signs of Spring abound - a chorus of bird song, early
swallows, and the fragrance of bursting cottonwood buds.
Love is in the air! And who knows what migration will
bring - maybe a Sora? Dress warmly, bring a lunch and
a warm drink.
Please note there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non
members of the Bird Sanctuary. There is a seniors rate.
Please phone 604 219 2043 for information and to let us
know to expect you.

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