1. Shelley Long-billed Curlew Trip, Saturday 19th April, 9:00 am start
If you’ve never seen the famous Shelley curlews, head along on one of these short (90 minute) field trips. The birds have just started to arrive: 26 were spotted this morning, and there could be three times that many in the single field before they disperse.
Meet at Mr G’s just east of town on Highway 16 for a 9:00 am departure, and preferably bring binoculars and camera, though the curlews should be easily visible to the naked eye. The 20 April trip will probably be more exciting and yield more birds, but nothing is guaranteed during migration, so if you’d like to make sure, head along this Sunday.
If you go alone… please do not enter the field unless the owner gives you permission.
As part of the spring cleanup by a nunber of local organizations, the club will be tackling the Hudson’s Bay area. More details will be sent closer to the time.
3.Wetlandkeepers course, June 20-22
4. BC Nature AGM
Our parent organization is holding its AGM on May 1-4, and it would be great to see Prince Georgians there. If you can make it, sign up at www.bcnature.ca
, and let us know that you’ll be going.Club News1. New Club Officers
The Club has a new President and Vice-President. I’m pleased to say that at the Executive meet6ing of 9 April, Shanelle Marshall stepped up to the position of President, and Heather Meier was appointed Vice-President.
The Club also has a fine new logo – you’ll start to spot the attached on all PGNC materials in coming months.
1. Total Lunar Eclipse
There’ll be a total lunar eclipse on the night of Monday, 14 April, starting at 9:55 pm Prince George time and reaching its maximum at 12.46 am. At this time Mars will be at its closest point to the earth, so it will become the brightest object in the sky.