Sunday, August 16, 2015
Ryder Lake Rub
Get Your Goat
Stolen livestock returned and swallow conservation
Courtesy of Peter Whitlock, Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute
woman who owns and runs an organic goat dairy on South Sumas contacted us tonight re the theft and dumping of 3 milking goats.
The RCMP contacted her and told her that the goats were seen and have been dumped on a gravel road up by the Lookout Trail head.
These are milking goats; 2 white and one cream. One is a la Mancha (no ears). Please pen them up if you can and contact Peter Whitlock 604 824 7450 or Dorothy Bendsen at 604 858 4162 if they are found it would be nice to get them home.
Dorothy phoned last evening to let us know that through conversations
had at the Flea Market yesterday sightings of the goats were followed up
and they were found and returned home.
Swallow Conservation Project
Greg Ferguson attended our July RLFI meeting and gave a talk on the Swallow Conservation Project. He was looking for assistance of Ryder Lake residents to monitor barn and bank swallow populations in June and July each year.
If you are interested in this project, below are the details and the website link. See below for a nest box plan drawn by Laurie Hirschman.
How You Can Help
If you would like to help with this project, please see the following information here.
The BC Swallow Conservation Project, in partnership with the Chilliwack Field Naturalists, will be having a public presentation about a collaborative project they're undertaking this summer in Chilliwack to raise awareness about the plight of swallows and undertake inventory and stewardship activities
For more information about the
presentation, please see the poster (Swallow Conservation
Presentation Poster) or contact Greg Ferguson via e-mail
Generous support provided by: BC Swallow Conservation Project, Chilliwack Field Naturalists, and BC Nature and the BC Naturalists Foundation.
Greg Ferguson, R.P. Bio., B.Sc., Project Coordinator
Phone: 604 349 4760
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