Two BMN members will be our presenters at this special meeting.
Paul Steeves will begin the evening with a short slideshow of his stunning photographs of grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Paul travelled to the Cariboo last October to photograph grizzlies near Chilko Lake, where the bears congregate during the salmon run. Paul’s photos capture candid moments in the lives of these impressive animals.
The evening’s main presentation will be given by Bruce Brandhorst who will describe the highlights of his recent travels to national parks in southern Kenya. These parks have a broad range of habitats, and each habitat has its own unique wildlife. The focus of Bruce’s slideshow is the large wildlife, but not the adults. Instead he’ll show us the juveniles that he saw, including a newborn hippo, leopard cubs, very young elephants and an orphaned rhino.
This meeting will be held at
King of Life Lutheran Church
1198 Falcon Dr (SW corner of Falcon and Guildford)
There is parking in the church parking lot, off the Falcon Drive entrance.
Here’s a chance to participate in an online bird census of wintering birds in your backyard (or anywhere else). For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Submit each days’ checklist online. To register and for information, see gbbc.birdcount.org. The GBBC is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with Canadian partner, Bird Studies Canada.
The Port Moody Ecological Society’s annual general meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) in the upstairs multi-purpose room. Refreshments will be served.
Following the brief AGM, guest speaker Leander McCabe will present a slideshow on ‘The Fraser River Slide at Big Bar – Challenges, Solutions, Results’.
Leander (Lee) is a project engineer with Fisheries & Oceans Canada. He and several other Lower Mainland DFO technicians played a major role in working with the catastrophic slide that almost cut the flow of water down the Fraser. Lee’s presentation will cover the strategies taken to work through these issues.
Join Gay Mitchell and Jeff Rudd in exploring the natural history of the portion of Coquitlam River Park on the east side of the Coquitlam River. Dress for the weather, bring water, a snack, binoculars if you have them, and your favourite field guides. The walk will be at a slow pace, with little or no elevation gain. Meet at the parking area on Shaughnessy, approximately 0.5 km north of Lincoln. Susan Lundahl lives nearby and will be our ‘local guide’. If you plan on coming please email Gay.
Join Gay Mitchell and Jeff Rudd in exploring Colony Farm and the Coquitlam River. We will walk the river to the Fraser, west to the Port Mann Bridge, then on a fairly new trail back to the cars. Dress for the weather, bring water, a snack, binoculars if you have them, and your favourite field guides. The walk will be at a slow pace, with little or no elevation gain. Meet at the Colony Farm parking area near the Community Gardens. If you plan on coming please email Gay.
Join Gay Mitchell and Jeff Rudd in exploring Como Lake. Dress for the weather, bring water, a snack, binoculars if you have them, and your favourite field guides. The walk will be at a slow pace, with little or no elevation gain. Meet at the parking area at the south end of Como Lake off Gatensbury. Liz Thunstrom will be our ‘local guide’. If you plan on coming please email Gay.
The Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists are hosting the BC Nature 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference to be held May 28th through 31st in Princeton, BC. (Princeton was formerly called ‘Vermilion Forks’). Check out the Conference website (vffn.ca/agm/) to see the list of field trips and presentations available, and for info on registering.