Erin O’Brien will give a talk entitled “Effects of male plumage colour and habitat quality on mate choice in mountain bluebirds.” Erin is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNBC and has extensively researched the effects of environmental and individual variation on the life-history strategies on tree swallows, mountain bluebirds, and great tits.
2. Club Social, Saturday, 20 September
Where: Spruce City Capital Fish Hatchery
1384 River Road, Prince George, BC
When: September 20th, 2014 from 6-9pm
Evenings activities will include:
Wine and Cheese
Nature trivia with PRIZES!!
Trivia categories will include: Geography Genius, Brilliant Botanist, Bird Brain and Mammal Master
Slideshow of PGNC members (and non-members) nature photography
As a follow-up to the presentation on August 21, Mike Nash has a slideshow of the April 2014 trip at:
3. Salmon Run
You’ve probably heard that this is a banner year for salmon in the Fraser, but perhaps not there’s a new platform for watching the run at Valemount. See:
4. Access to Shelley Lagoons
If you’re not on ncenbird, and need access to the Shelley Lagoons for birding, contact Clive Keen for information.
Dougherty Creek nature trail is located 23 km south of Prince George. You take hwy 97 south to Buckhorn road till you reach a major bend in the road (6.8km) where you turn left onto Scott Road. Travel to the end of Scott Road (2.4km) to where the gravel starts and take the first right (.2km) and then travel to the main parking lot. You are at the trail head.
6. Water Gratitude Society
There are three Rivers Day events this month:1. September 13, Water Prayer Pot workshop with Leanna Carlson and Fraser River Clay, 1-4 pm $25
2. September 16, Beaded Bracelets For Your Water Taps with Kate Roxburgh, 6:30-8:00 pm $15
3. September 28, The Bank of Gratitude – World Rivers and Culture Day, 10am-2pm. Free. Fraser riverbank.
Details can be found at www.thebankofgratitude.net