Thursday Jan 19, 2016
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!
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
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.
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.
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