July 2018 Wednesday Evening Summer Walks

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. start from the parking lot, (July 4, 11, 18 and 25)

Casual strolls with other club members.

Bring your binoculars, water, hiking pole and bug repellant.  No dogs, please!

 

Wednesday, July 4, Jackman Wetlands Park

Located in Aldergrove on 272nd street and 10th avenue across from the Transfer Station. Join us as we walk the trails in this rural park which is the site of a former Langley Township gravel pit and dump. After the dump was declared full in the 1980's and capped, it was designated as a park and the Langley Field Naturalists helped with the restoration tree planting that took place there. Bob Puls, former president of the LFN will give us a tour.

Level – Easy

Leader – Wendy DaDalt wendy@dadalt.net

Meet in the parking lot on 272nd Street at 6:30 pm

 

Wednesday, July 11, Rolley Lake Trail and Falls northwest of Mission

Rolley Lake Trail and Falls is a 4.7 km loop trail that features a lake. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and birding.

Directions to get there. Take Hwy 11 north to Mission, left on Hwy 7 (Lougheed) continue to Hayward Lake, turn right on 287th Street (becomes Wilson), right on Dewdney Truck Road, left on Bell St which turns left and becomes Matheson.

Meet in the lowermost parking lot next to the lake at 6:30 pm or carpool from Tom Horton’s in The Junction Mall (Mission) at 6:00 pm

Level – Easy

Leader – Ken Summers ken.summers@telus.net

 

Wednesday, July 18, McKay Creek

Passing through the agricultural heartland of Abbotsford, walkers will take in the acres of blueberry and raspberry fields as well as the many dairy farms and great views of the mountains to the south. The banks of the Sumas River offer spectacular opportunities to bird watch.

At 6:30 pm meet in the parking lot at end of Eldridge Road

At Whatcom Road take N. Parallel Road east, then becomes Eldridge Road.

Level - Easy

Leader – Herman Venema hcpvenema@shaw.ca

 

Wednesday, July 25, Hayward Lake Reservoir Trail (east side)

This is a section of the 9-km trail. Walk through old and second growth forest, through a thick, lush forest floor covered in sheets of moss and beautiful ferns, cross Brown Creek and spectacular Steelhead Creek and Falls. To the falls takes about 45 minutes return.

Meet in the trailhead parking area at 6:30 pm

or carpool from Tom Horton’s in The Junction Mall (Mission) at 6:00 pm

To go direct-Take Hwy 11 to Mission, continue on the Cedar Valley Connector which becomes Cedar Street, turn left on Dewdney Trunk Road (stay on Dewdney Trunk) pass the Mission Sanitary Landfill and on your left is the parking area for the trail.

Level – moderate. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water. The use of a hiking pole is advised

Leader – Sheila Flavelle sheila@flavelle.com

 

August  3-5 "Celebrating Family & Community"

www.agrifair.ca for more details

Check out the Abbotsford Mission Nature Club display at the fair on Sunday August 5 from 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm (32470 Haida Drive Abbotsford)

Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 am Willband Creek Park, Bateman Road Parking Lot (off Mission Highway) rain or shine. Note Time: 9:00 am This will be a work party to deal with some of the invasive blackberries. Dress for the weather, sturdy footwear, gloves, clippers, pruners, loppers, etc.

Refreshments provided.

To be confirmed.