PGNC Events and Notes, sent 6 November 2016

Club Events

  1. Wednesday Walkers
  • 9 November: Anne Allgaier will again lead the on-going exploration of the relatively flat, wooded trails from the end of Peardon Road on Cranbrook Hill. The last trip yielded, amongst other things, some amazing bear tracks in the mud, a Red-breasted Nuthatch eating seeds of the sub-alpine fir, and greater understanding of the many species of mosses in the area.
  • November 23:  A visit to the Pidherny Hills. The choice of trail will be made closer to the day and will depend on the condition of the trail and the weather.

For more information on the walks, contact Dora Hunter at 250 596-6772.

  1. Thursday Evening Presentation Series, 17 November, 7:00 pm, The Exploration Place
    Patrick Michiel will give a photographic presentation on a trip many of us would like to add to our bucket lists: Cruising to South Georgia and Antarctica.

Club Notes

  1. Mountain Caribou: Emily Braam has been working on organizing a Club trip to see the Kennedy siding caribou. Meanwhile, Bob Steventon and Anne Hogan took a special trip earlier this week, and got some great photos. See Birders will also note the presence of Snow Buntings.
  2. Fortis Wetland Celebration and Cleanup: On October 29 an enthusiastic group of Fortis employees celebrated the opening of the new overlook on the Heritage Trail, and took part in a cleanup of the wetland area. Mayor Lyn Hall joined the celebrations, and said a number of kind words on the value of the wetland project to Prince George. thumbnail_fortis-2174
  1. Owls and Hawks: Raptors have been coming through PG in some numbers recently. Bill Bailey scooped the front page of the forthcoming edition of BC Birding with his magnificent shot of a Rough-legged Hawk in Shelley – a PDF advance copy of the front page is available here: front-page
  1. Outdoor Safety: Hiking/backpacking blogger Marty Belanger has added a new video on outdoor safety. See Outdoor Safety & Survival Part 4 (Bear Safety): .
  1. Pink Mountain
    Some members will remember a Club presentation by Ron Long on Pink Mountain – you can now see a version of his presentation at

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