PG Naturalists Event and Notes, 5 Feb 2013

1. Hudson’s Bay Wetland Presentation to City Council
Thanks to everyone for the marvellous turnout last night, both from club members and from supporters from other organizations. It clearly impressed City Council, and we’ve now got a bright green light to move forward on the project. There’s some preliminary commentary at if you know anyone needing to get up to speed on the project.

2. Snowshoe this Sunday, 10 February, 9:00 am
We’re heading to Esker’s Park for some snowshoeing and animal tracking this weekend. Head as usual to Spruceland Shopping Centre at 9:00 am, with snowshoes or x-country skis, suitable clothes and a lunch. There’ll no doubt be lots of pauses to identify tracks, name birds and suchlike, so it won’t be too strenuous. For any more details, contact Sandra Kinsey at Meet near the green sign.

Spruceland shopping centre sign on top with save on foods sign on bottom

Meeting Place

3. For Skygazers
If it’s still clear after sunset today, at around 5:00pm, three planets can be seen very low over the southwest horizon. Mercury will be the brightest, and visible to the naked eye. With binoculars you could see Mars to the upper left, and with a telescope you could see Neptune to the upper right of Mercury. Mercury will rise higher each night for the rest of the week.

4. Wild Skeena: 6:30-9:30pm, February 15, Cinema CNC (Rm 1-306), CNC
Of likely interest to PGNC members: this Local Outdoor Adventure Film Fest will showcase the Skeena along with the wild things that call it home.

Here’s a Long-eared Owl spotted by my son in broadest daylight over the weekend for your viewing pleasure.


A long eared owl sits on a post.

Long Eared Owl


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