Prince George Naturalists Club events and notes, 18 June 2013


Coming Events

1. Lost Lake BioBlitz, Sunday, July 7, 8:45 am start for part or whole day
This is a follow-up to the discussion at the AGM about the Beaverly Community Association’s proposal to manage the Lost Lake area as an Interpretive Forest. PGNC members proposed holding a BioBlitz to become familiar with the Lost Lake area and understand its potential – this is it!

Whatever your naturalist interests — insects, wildflowers, birds, fish, trees, fungi, bats, amphibians, mammals, whatever — please head out and help with creation of an inventory.

Meet at the Spruceland Shopping Centre under the large sign as per normal, and if you intend to stay for the whole day, bring a lunch. Identification books for your area of interest could also come in handy. (If you know the way, you could instead meet at 9:00 am at 14305 Westbe Road.)

2. Russell Cannings Talk, Thursday, 29 August, 7:00 pm
This is an advanced notice, partly to get the date into people’s calendars, and partly to discern numbers so we can arrange a larger room if needed. Russell — who holds the record for the most bird species seen in British Columbia in a year (373!), and was rightly called “Canada’s best birder” by Macleans magazine — will be talking about and signing his newly published book Birdfinding in British Columbia.

Please let us know by return email if you plan to attend.

Other Notes
1. Birding Trips
A number of Prince George birding trips are likely to be organized via the listserv ncenbird over coming months. If you are interested in birding, it’s easy to get added to the circulation list — just contact PGNC treasurer Sandra Kinsey at sjkinsey@direct.ca .

2. Nature /Outdoor Centre for Prince George
Progress continues to be made on this important project: the Nature and Outdoor Recreation Alliance, of which PGNC is an enthusiastic member, meets again tomorrow (19 June), and one of the subjects will be a consultancy for creation of a master plan. We should have the plan to discuss sometime in the fall.

3. Caterpillars
In case you’ve noticed that not all the rampaging caterpillars look the same : Staffan Lindgren explains that there are three main defoliators at present: Forest Tent Caterpillars, Satin Moths, and Western Tent Caterpillars.

Clive

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