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Dragonflies this weekend and a few other things going on

1.  Dragonflies of Northern BC – Saturday, July 16, 7:00 pm, 4051 – 18th Avenue
A poster for the next club event is attached. As always, if you have somewhere useful you can display it, please do so.
Gordon Hutchings, the author of a new book on the dragonflies of western boreal forests, will be giving a presentation on his experience making the book, and his 25+ years of field research in BC. Copies of his new book will be available.

2. Trip to Goodsir Nature Park, Saturday, July 23, 10:00 – 12:00.
Note that the entrance to Goodsir is 4.6 k along the old Summit Lake North Road when heading north, not 2.4 k as stated in the Goodsir brochure. It’s just past the railway crossing and sharp right bend. Full directions are below.

(I took the attached photo just outside Goodsir while checking those directions. The mum Ruffed Grouse was yelling up a storm to get her chicks to cross the road. Beaver and muskrat, among other creatures, were also being photogenic during my visit.)

Since I live close to Goodsir Park, I will not be at the usual rally point in the Spruceland Mall. Most club members will be able to get to Goodsir under their own steam, but if you need or prefer a lift, let me know, and I’ll see if car pooling can be arranged.
To drive to Goodsir, head north on Highway  97 for about 26 km, and cross the blue bridge over the Salmon River. Take the first left after the bridge: this is Old Summit Lake Road North. Head along that road for 4.6 km, and you’ll find Goodsir Park on the left.
Admission is by donation – but Jim Good recommends not making a donation until you leave, so you see what you’re donating to.

3. Duck boxes!
Duck boxes to be mounted in Eskers Park are being delivered this week. If you’d like to join the group responsible for mounting and maintaining them, please let me know.

4. Non-club events
a) Club members might be interested in a Community Gardens Prince George presentation at 7:00 pm this Wednesday, 13th July at 1540 Milburn Avenue: Meteorologist Dennis Fudge will explain how we can forecast the weather by looking at the sky, current weather, and nature.

b) If you’re interested in bees, UNBC Beekeeping is arranging a number of outings this month – send a message to for details.

Clive Keen


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