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 (Douglas College)

Salomon will speak to us about western black widow spiders. 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 Summer Picnic

Location and details below.


Upcoming Special Events


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.