Club meetings, Ravine Park Hatchery
2nd Wed of every month.


Mar 14, 7:30pm - Club meeting

Lou McKee, Author and Artist, will speak about her book "Klee Wyck Journal".  Lou and her husband Dave are ocean kayakers who, after many years, claimed a wilderness beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. "After being caught in heavy rains with tarps and tents, we decided we wanted better shelter and built a cabin, the participants being our family and friends and took about 15 summers to complete." She will tell stories of the people and adventures involved in the building of a coastal wilderness shelter hidden among old rain forest firs and cedars and dense salal bushes.

Apr 11, 7:30pm - Celebrating 25 Years

Come celebrate our 25th Anniversary as Central Valley Naturalists/Abbotsford Mission Nature Club! Highlights of the 25 years will be presented with pictures, stories games and food. Please bring some finger food to share, mug and be ready to enjoy the evening.

May 9, 7:30pm - Club meeting

"Black Widow Spiders" by Dr. Maxence Salomon

For his dissertation, Salomon investigated the dynamics of cohabitation among and between native western black widow spiders and introduced European house spiders.

Jun 13 - 2018 Annual Picnic

Location and details below.


Special Events

April 14, 2018 - Annual Hogan Family Nature Park 'work bee'

Come and join in the fun as together equipped with garden tools we do some tidying up and weeding around the entrance. After the work party we'll have a pleasant walk and admire the spring flowers. Wear sturdy footwear. Refreshments will be served.
Confirm your attendance to Alice Roos, or 604-853-4283 by Friday evening 8 pm.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Willband Creek Park Field Trip
Meet in the parking lot on Bateman Road at 9:00 am. We will join the Langley Field Naturalists. This is how they have described our park in their newsletter.
“Willband Creek park is a marshy wetland located in Abbotsford. The trails are easy going, level routes suitable for all ages and fitness levels, circling a marshy lake. Located on the paths are sightseeing
benches and wooden bridges and a brand-new viewing platform. We will walk the 2.3 km circle gravel trail to check out the ducks and birds in this wetland area."
Confirm your attendance to Alice Roos, or 604-853-4283 by Friday evening 8 pm.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Abbotsford Earth Day Celebration  1–4 pm at Mill Lake Park - Bevan Road
The Abbotsford Mission Nature Club will be participating in the 2nd annual community event with an interactive display.

May 10-13, 2018 - BC Nature Conference and AGM, in Vancouver, UBC.  "Promoting Health in Nature: Past, Present and Future". Details on the BC Nature website, click here.

May 5, 2018 - Pepin Brook Trail Field Trip
This loop is 3.5 km in length and takes an average of 1 hour to complete. The terrain is flat and rolling with some steep sections. The park is located on 8th Avenue between Lefeuvre Road and 272nd
Street. The entrance is on 8th Ave. meet in the parking lot near the picnic shelter at 9:00 am.
Confirm your attendance to Alice Roos, or 604-853-4283 by Friday evening 8 pm.

June 13, 2018 - Annual Potluck Picnic 

6:30 pm (note time)
Rita and Rudy Bot are inviting us to their place in Yarrow. We will be able to enjoy their unique property and see how they are capturing solar power.  The address is 41640 Yarrow Central Road, Yarrow.
*To get there take Highway 1 E. take Exit 104 for No. 3 Road. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cultus Lake/Number 3 Road E/Yarrow and merge onto No. 3 Rd. Turn right onto Tolmie Road, turn left onto No. 3Rd., turn right onto Boundary Rd and left onto Yarrow Central Road. You will see the R & R sign on your right.

Bring a main dish or salad enough to share.
Drinks and a dessert of fruit and ice cream will be provided.
Bring your own cutlery, dishes and chairs.