1. Wednesday Walkers, 8 February
Ignoring the cold and the wind chill, the walkers are heading to Wilson Park on the riverfront, checking for lots of critter tracks. As always, meet under the large Spruceland sign 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.
Update: Three club members walked in Wilson Park this morning, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the Nechako River rushing through the ice. It was cold but worth it.
Carolyn will speak on her solo adventures in Peru and Bolivia through a range of ecosystems including mountains, jungle, salt flats and the Altiplano. Highlights include the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Salar Uyuni, and a bicycle ride down Death Road.
1. Grand Canyon of the Fraser River
Mike Nash has added a photo record of last Sunday’s snowshoe trip to this historically important section of the river. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vrBl72DltM&feature=youtu.be .
There is, understandably, considerable concern from naturalists at the forthcoming loss of Watson Slough, as a result of Site C development. A delay is being requested. See
Photographs and other material related to the history of the wetland have been unearthed by the Spruce City Wildlife Association folks. If you are interested in exploring these on behalf of the club, let us know by return email.
The City of Vancouver has produced a rather nice two-minute video to welcome delegates to the Congress: see youtu.be/Jw6GIwRtI5E. This is the world’s biggest birding event, and like the Olympics is held in different locations once every four years. A lot of PGNC people will be involved in the organization, via the BCFO and other groups. You can see what is going on at http://www.iocongress2018.com/or can follow updates by liking the IOC Facebook page.
Dr Matt Reudinc will give a talk entitled Tracking Songbird Movements across the Landscape.
Head to the hall on Adams Rd for 1.30 pm registration. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 965-7715.
3. SkeenaWild Film Fest, February 24, 7:00 pm, Weldwood Theatre, UNBC
You can participate by counting birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days and reporting your sightings online. See http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ for details.