Event Update – Feb 1, 2012

1. Snowshoe Trip:  Sunday, February 5: Livingstone Springs

Bad road conditions meant that last Saturday’s snowshoe trip was diverted from Livingstone Springs to MacMillan Park – but it’s back on for this coming Sunday.  Sandra Kinsey is again leading, and the trip is a very easy snowshoe, with lots of pauses to examine whatever we spot. Dress warmly. Skis work as well as snowshoes. Meet under the Green (central) Spruceland Shopping Centre sign for 9:00 am departure, and bring lunch.

Picture of Trumpeter Swans and Otters

Trumpeter Swans & Otters

If you’re not on ncenbird, take a look at the photo taken the other day by Liz Hewison – Trumpeter Swans and Otters are among a number of sights likely to be seen on this snowshoe trip.

2. Snowshoe Trip:  Saturday, February 11: Greenway

As above, except that snowshoeing this time will be on the central part of the Greenway.

3. Great Backyard Bird Count: February 17-20

Many thousands of people throughout the United States and Canada will be tallying birds on their feeders for at least 15 minutes on any day of the count. The data gives a good idea of expansion and contraction of species. To take part in, go to www.birdcount.org and sign up.

4. AGM, Thursday, 16 February, 7:00 pm, 4051-18th Avenue

Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting! The agenda and (brief) paperwork will be sent out later next week.

5. More Snowshoeing:  Sunday, February 19

Sandra Hepburn will lead a trip to Troll Lake on Tabor Mountain. Snowshoes are preferred, but skis will work. Again, meet under the Green Spruceland Shopping Centre sign for 9:00 am departure and bring a lunch.

6. Award-winning wildlife photography: Thursday, March 22, 7:00 PM, 4051-18th Avenue

Pete Zwiers, a winner of numerous wildlife photography awards, will present and discuss a number of his wildlife photographs.  This is primarily an appreciation of his experiences taking the photographs, and the remarkable diversity of wildlife he has managed to capture.

Clive Keen


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