Dragonflies, Goodsir Nature Park and Species at risk


1.  Dragonflies of Northern BC – Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm, 4051 – 18th  Avenue 
Note that this presentation is on July 16, not 17, as erroneously stated in the last  email. Gordon Hutchings, the author of a new book on the dragonflies of western boreal forests, will give a presentation on his experience making the book, and his 25+ years of field research in BC.  Copies of his new book will be available.

2. Trip to Goodsir Nature Park, Saturday, July 23, 10:00 – 12:00.
Jim Good will be pleased to have the PG Naturalists Club visit his 160-acre park for the morning of Saturday, July 23. The park has over 200 species of native trees, shrubs and flowers, and around two miles of nature trails. Wildflowers should still be abundant – botanists please step forward to tell us what they are. There is also a wide variety of woodland birdlife (birders, please be there to share your observations) and a large beaver pond with muskrat, beaver and waterfowl.

Jim Good suggests bringing a camera, bug dope, perhaps raingear, lunch and (of course) suitable shoes. And binoculars are always handy on trips like this.

I live close to Goodsir Park, so will not be at the usual rally point in the Spruceland Mall. Most club members will be able to get to Goodsir under their own steam, but if you need or prefer a lift, let me know, and I’ll see if car pooling can be arranged. Aim to meet at Goodsir as close to 10:00 am as possible.

To drive to Goodsir, head north on Highway 97 for about 26 km, and cross the blue bridge over the Salmon River. Take the first left after the bridge: this is Old Summit Lake Road North. Head along that road for 2.4 km, and you’ll find Goodsir Park on the left.

Admission is by donation.

3. BC Species at Risk
The report of the BC Task Force on Species at Risk has just been published, and is available at
www.env.gov.bc.ca/sartaskforce/reports-and-documents.html

Feedback is being accepted on the report until August 31, 2011: see www.env.gov.bc.ca/sartaskforce/submissions.html

Clive Keen

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