PG Naturalists Club Events & Notes, 16 November 2014

Upcoming Club Events

  1. Presentation: Spiders – Maligned, Misunderstood, but Marvellous! 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 20, The Exploration Place

This presentation by Staffan Lindgren might or might not offer a cure for arachnophobia, but is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Come a few minutes early and get ready with a cup of coffee courtesy of The Exploration Place.

  1. BC Nature General Meeting, 2016 — in Prince George?

The Club is considering acting as host in 2016 to the BC Nature Fall or Spring General meeting.  Up to 200 naturalists would descend on Prince George for a long weekend, taking part in presentations and field trips. But volunteers will be needed to plan and organize the event: if you’re willing and able, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Allan Carson: .

  1.  Christmas Bird Count

The Prince George CBC will take place on December 28. Contact Cathy Antoniazzi, 250-562-2845, for information. It will be one of 450 Canadian counts involving a 13,000-strong army of birders. Other local counts are:
Dec 14. Williams Lake – Phil Ranson –
Dec 21. Soda Creek – Phil Ranson –
Dec 28. Narcosli – Brian Murland –
Jan 04. Quesnel – Adrian Leather –

  1. Executive Meeting, 10 December
A reminder that all Club members are welcome to attend executive meetings, which take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Fish Hatchery on River Road. Meetings are fun and fairly short, and you’ll get to meet the people making things happen and know a lot more about the inner workings of the Club.


  1. 2015 Memberships
    You can renew your membership, or join the Club, at the November 20 presentation at The Exploration Place.
  2. Wetland Project Update
    There’s a CKPG update at:
  3. Charitable Donations
    Thinking of making a year-end charitable donation to support the Hudson’s Bay Wetland? Donations should be made payable to BC Nature, with “Prince George Naturalists Club Hudson’s Bay Wetland Project” on the memo line. Cheques should be forwarded to BC Nature, 1620 Mt. Seymour Road, North Vancouver BC V7G 2R9. You can also donate online through BC Nature at Just remember to put “Hudson’s Bay Wetland Project” in the “Purpose” line.
  4. Mount Polley Tailings Pond Results
    There will be a UNBC colloquium event on November 28th at 3:30pm in which some of the results from UNBC’s testing of the Mt. Polley tailings pond breach will be presented.  Further details TBA.
For additional information, photos, and a calendar of events, go to the Naturalists Club blog at
Clive Keen for:
The Prince George Naturalists Club
PO Box 1092, Prince George, BC V2L 4V2

One response to “PG Naturalists Club Events & Notes, 16 November 2014

  1. I have easily 50+ sparrows I’m feeding….Di they stay over winter ??