Events and Notes, 18 October 2016


Club Events

1. Club Presentations Night, 7:00 pm, Thursday, 20 October, Exploration Place
This is to be a mixed bag of updates, presentations, and member feedback, covering the BC Nature Fall General Meeting, the Wetland Project, the City’s Signage program, and members’ wishes for future events. If time remains, there will be a short presentation on birding in Iceland.

 2. Wednesday Walkers: Wednesday, 26 October

Anne Allgaier will lead an exploration of the relatively flat wooded trails from the end of Pardon Road on Cranbrook Hill. These walks are open to members and potential members and are suitable for adults and mature teens. Meet under the large Save-On sign at Spruceland Shopping Centre at 5th Avenue and Central Street, for car pooling and the usual waiver-signing, in time for a prompt 9:30 a.m. departure. Walks finish at around noon. Natural history guide books, binoculars and cameras will be useful. Please leave dogs at home. For more information on the walks, contact Dora Hunter at  250 596-6772.


Club Notes

1. Wetland Project

Work is continuing apace on the new decks on either side of the ponded area west of Queensway. The foundations – helical piles –  have been installed, and building is moving fast, spearheaded by George Roberts and Nowell Senior. More soon.

2. Ncenbird

Ncenbird – the club listserv used primarily to spread information on bird sightings – is still down: Club Treasurer Sandra Kinsey is working with the service provider to find a resolution.

3. History of the Wetland

If you have any information on the history of the Hudson’s Bay Wetland, Kyla Jensen would like to hear from you – email her at Kyla.Jensen@alumni.unbc.ca.

Other Events

The following events from other groups may be of interest to PGNC members:

1. Annual UNBC Wildlife Photo Contest

If you’d like to enter the UNBC Wildlife Society’s annual contest, you have just one day left to do it: take your photos to the Wintergarden tomorrow (October 19). Voting takes place October 20th and 21st. Prizes will be awarded to some of the top photos with some being featured in the TWS 2016-2017 calendar.   In past years the proceeds from the contest have gone to support wildlife recovery.  More info can be found at http://tws.unbc.ca.

2. Chris Harris Presentation, 7:30 pm, Wednesday,  November 9, Canfor Theatre, UNBC

Sponsored by the Prince George Photographic Society, Chris Harris will present his final book: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast – A Photographer’s Journey. The presentation will feature photographs, videos and original music. See Chris’ latest newsletter at www.chrisharris.com for his explanation of why this will be his final book! Tickets are $10.00, and can be purchased at Books & Co, at Studio 2880 or at the door.

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