Curlew Field Trip, Sunday April 23, 2017

The Long-billed curlews have returned in good numbers! To see them, you can join the P.G. Naturalists for a trip to the fields of Shelley on Sunday, April 23. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Spruceland shopping centre under the big Save-on-Foods sign at Spruceland Shopping Centre on Central Street. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll have a spotting scope at hand. We’ll be facing south, so hats and sunglasses may be useful. Dress warmly.
 Long-billed Curlew at Shelly-2

Wednesday Walkers: April 26, 2017

The Walkers will visit the trails tucked between the Pittman aggregate operations, Foothills Blvd and the Nechako River. Negotiations between the City and Pittman may lead to this 40-acre site becoming a city park. The trails are relatively flat walking, woodsy, and with one bordering the Nechako River. As always, meet under the large SSave-On Sign at Spruceland shopping centre for car pooling and waiver-signing in time for a prompt 9:30 a.m. departure. Walks finish around noon.

Presentation TBA, 7 p.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 The Exploration Place
The Club’s last presentation night of the season.

Wednesday Walkers

The Club schedules regular slow walks to observe natural history, both floral and faunal.  There is no “trip leader” as the intention is to share curiosity and knowledge: natural history books, binoculars and cameras are very welcome. With the exception of guide dogs, we will leave our dogs at home, and we’ll respect the setting by following the old rule “leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, and kill nothing but time.”

The walks will be on the morning of the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from April to November and the second Wednesdays from December to March. Walks will finish at around noon. Each time, we meet under the large Save-On sign at Spruceland Shopping Centre, 5th Avenue and Central Street, for car pooling and the usual waiver-signing, in time for a prompt 9:30 AM departure. Gas contribution for local trips: $3. Dress for the weather and bugs, and bring a drink and small snack.