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Birds of a Feather

Quercus Ecological Team to speak about "Species-at-Risk in the Wahleach Watershed" February 21

Janne Perrin, Chilliwack Field Naturalists

 

Everyone is welcome to join CFN in a planned outing on the Hope Slough this Saturday, January 21. Below, a spotted towhee. Photo by Paulina Selels.

 

an you tell the difference between a scaup and a bufflehead?

 

The Chilliwack Field Naturalists (CFN) can because they're are all about getting to know the natural world and its lofty inhabitants from a local perspective.

 

CFN's monthly field trips are a great way to learn about birds with other like-minded individuals.

 

A Hope Slough trip is planned for this Saturday, January 21, at 11 A.M.

 

"We meet at Minter's Young Road parking lot then walk the Hope Slough through Corbould Park. After the walk we lunch at Minter's Callicarpa Cafe," said Janne Perrin.

 

According to the CFN website, Hope Slough and Camp Slough wind their way from Chilliwack and Rosedale. The waterways primarily travel through private property, but where the road crosses, or parallels them, that's where they look for a wide variety of waterfowl throughout the year.

 

Courbould Park has a trail along the river with interpretive signage.

 

Watch for American wigeon, wood duck, scaup, bufflehead, mergansers and mallards.

 

Great blue herons are a common sight from spring to fall.

 

Bring a camera if you have one!

 

Members Night

When: 7:30 P.M., Tuesday February 21, 2017
Where: Neighbourhood Learning Ctr, 46361 Yale Rd.
Who: Speaker Quercus Ecological Team " Species-at-Risk in the Wahleach Watershed".

Bring your photos, stories and nature artifacts for "Show & Tell" to our members. A laptop and digital projector are available. Just bring a memory stick

Come and join us!

The Chilliwack Field Naturalists provide an opportunity for all ages to get acquainted with our natural world. Informative evening programs provide a full complement of interesting, illustrated talks featuring geology, plants, wildlife habitats and ecosystems.


Membership is $28 single or $38 for a family. There is no fee for attending meetings as a guest. A printable form can be found on our membership link accessible from our home page upper left or here.
 

Why Get out in Nature?

To enjoy and interpret the natural history of the Upper Fraser Valley to appreciate and promote conservation of the natural ecosystems that support us all and to ensure the future of wild species and spaces

 

About the Chilliwack Field Naturalists

It was formed in 1971 and is an affiliated club of the province-wide BC Nature, formerly the Federation of BC Naturalists.

 

For more information, visit their website here.

 

Connect on Facebook here.

 

 

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