PG Naturalist Club Events and Notes, August 3rd, 2012

1. Hudson Bay Slough Walking Trip: Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm

This will be a second club trip to the Hudson Bay wetland, with the intention of checking it at different water levels, spotting the changing fauna and flora, and continuing the debate on possible development of the area as a key naturalist centre for the city. The full loop walk normally takes a gentle 40 minutes or so, but there’ll no doubt be many stops. Meet at the car park at Exploration Place at 7:00 pm.

2. Mugaha Marsh, Saturday, 4 August

Some of us will be heading back to the Mackenzie Bird Banding Station tomorrow (Saturday). If anyone wants to head along and car pool, let me know. It’ll be an early start, though, at 5:00 am.

3. Mars Landing, Sunday, 5 August

The preview film can be seen at

 And the landing itself will be on NASA TV at

4. Perseid Shower, August 11-12

The annual Perseid meteor shower (it’s from debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet) peaks in the early morning of Sunday, August 12. To see it at its best, find a dark open field, or join watchers at the observatory. It is not unusual to see at least 60 meteors streaking across the sky in an hour.

For your viewing pleasure a fox with a taste for potato chips, spotted on Salmon Valley Road yesterday evening.

Fox standing over a discarded bag of potato chips.




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