PG Naturalists Club Events & Notes – January 13, 2013

Naturalist folks:1. Hudson’s Bay Slough Project meeting, 7:00 pm Thursday, 10 January,  “Parks Building”, 4051-18th Avenue
This will be a working session for members involved in the Hudson’s Bay Project, prior to a presentation to City Council and applications for funding. Would all members of the HBS subgroup do their best to attend this meeting – other interested members are of course welcome to attend.

2. Annual Swan Count, Sunday 13 January
The Club will carry out its annual count along the Crooked River. Meet at the Spruceland shopping centre under the large sign at 9:00 am and bring snowshoes if you have them – a few spare pairs will be available. For more information contact Sandra Kinsey at or at 963-8381.

3. A Note on the Snowy Owls
After some gloom about the demise of Snowy Owls in the area – at least nine are known to have died, most from starvation – reports have been coming in of the continued presence of Snowies at various spots, so it seems that some, at least, have succeeded in making a living around here. Some are being seen in the airport area, and two can be seen regularly near Salmon Valley – one watching the traffic on a pole near Wright Creek, and another that sits atop a pole near the Johnson’s Farm silos.

4. Renewing membership
If you’ve not done so to date, don’t forget to renew your PGNC membership – we need to give PG Nature our full list of members, and the BC Nature magazine (which has just featured our club) only gets sent by them to current members. A membership form is attached here.

5. Interesting read
There was an unusual Eagle story in Wednesday’s Vancouver Sun. If you’ve not seen it, head to

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