Naturalists Club: Events and Notes, May 26, 2014

Club Events

1. Hudson’s Bay Wetland Project Information Night, Thursday May 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Exploration Place

This evening is for members. New members can sign up at the start of the meeting. The meeting will first provide an overview of the overall project in general and Phase One in particular, and describe what the Channel trail project might look like based on field visits and professional advice. This will be followed by a walk around the route to get feedback and any new insights. The goal is to get Phase 1 completed this year, so feedback from members is needed as soon as possible.

2. Urban Tree Walk, Thursday June 5,  from 7 to 9 p.m. Fort George Park and Millar Addition

Angus McLeod will lead us on a walk through Fort George Park and Millar Addition to identify a variety of native and introduced trees that grow well in an urban environment. Meet at the parking lot at Exploration Place at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome!

3. 26th Mount Robson Provincial Park Bird Blitz, Friday June 6 to Sunday June 8‏

A reminder about the annual weekend of birding by Prince Georgians in Mt Robson Provincial Park. For information call Nancy Krueger at 250-563-7896 or email Gail Ross at

4.  Wetlandkeepers course, Friday June 20 to Sunday June 22

Three spaces are still available. If you are interested in finding out about it, or wish to sign up, head to


1. Lost Lake Plant Walk, Saturday June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Meet Here

Everyone is invited to join a Lost Lake Plant Walk led by Barb Rayment, owner of Birch Creek Nursery and author of several books including “From the Ground Up:  A Horticultural Guide For Northern Gardeners”. Meet at the junction of Marvin and Big Fir Road at 9:30 a.m. The outing is rated as EASY and the walking distance walked is short. Brush is encroaching on the trail in places and some trees have fallen over the trail. The more fit among us are invited to bring pruning shears or a hand saw to clear parts of the trail as we go. Please be aware that bears are active in the area, including one large male and possibly a sow with cubs. Email Doug Beckett for more details.

2. Chinook Fry Salmon Release at Hudson’s Bay Wetland, Monday June 9 to Friday June 13

Everyone is invited to observe the release of chinook salmon fry at the Hudson’s Bay Wetland footbridge, June 9 to 13 between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students from twelve Prince George elementary schools will be releasing salmon fry into the waters of the Fraser River at intervals of an hour and a half starting at 9:00 a.m. each day. The students rear and release the fry as part of the Salmonids in the Classroom program run by REAPS since 2008. For more information, contact

Anne Hogan for Clive Keen

Prince George Naturalists Club
PO Box 1092
Prince George BC V2L 4V2
Hudson’s Bay Wetland:


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