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

Nov 8, 7:30pm –  Club meeting

Dr. Mike Pearson Ph.D, R.P. Bio will be speaking on “Monitoring the Effectiveness of Habitat Projects“.  Dr. Pearson specializes in freshwater fish, species at risk and habitat restoration.

Dec 13, 6:30pm – Christmas Social and Potluck

Please bring a dish to share and your own plates, cups and cutlery.  We will again have our traditional apple cider and other beverages. It will be an evening of food, song, games and just plain old fun.

We are not having a silent auction this year. Instead we are asking for donations of baked goods which will be sold that evening for a flat rate ie-$10 for the great cake or box of cookies. Please bake up a storm and leave your donated baking for someone else to purchase, and you can purchase someone else’s great baked goods!

Jan 10, 7:30pm – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Highlights of the past 25 years will be presented with pictures, stories, games and food. Assistance and suggestions are welcome.

Feb 14, 7:30pm – Club meeting

Dr. Jonathan Moran, Ph.D will be speaking on “Pitcher Plants“. Dr Moran is an faculty ecologist at Royal Roads University. His interest is in the interactions between plants, animals and their environment.

Also, an update on “Hummingbirds” by Alison Moran.

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 – Club meeting

Details to be arranged

May 9, 7:30pm – Club meeting

Black Widow Spiders” by Maxence Salomon (details to follow)

Jun 13 – 2018 Annual Picnic

Location and details to be arranged.

 

Special Events

Nov 18-19 – Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival website

Nov 18 – Abbotsford Mission Nature Club is planning to have a tent set up at Tapadera Estates with spotting scopes and binoculars for public eagle viewing.  Volunteers are needed.

Nov 30, 10am (to be confirmed) –Official Opening of the “Co-op Community Viewing Platform” at Willband Creek Park.

We hope to have this exciting project finished and ready for all to enjoy.  Please come out and help us celebrate this addition to the park with all the partners and volunteers that are involved.

Dec 29 – Christmas Bird Count, followed by a post-count dinner at Mandarin Gardens Chinese Restaurant.

Please contact Stan Olson – 604-853-6454 or smkd@shaw.ca if you would like to participate (no experience required) or want more information.

Jan 24, 9:00am – Field trip to Willband Creek Park

Meet in the parking lot on Bateman Road just off Hwy 11 (Mission Hwy).  This should be a good time to observe wintering waterfowl.

Feb 2018 – Owling field trip.  Details to be arranged.

Mar 2018 – Annual field trip to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  Details to be arranged.

Apr 2018 – field trip to be arranged

Apr/May – Annual Hogan Family Nature Park work bee and field trip.  Details to be arranged.

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 2018 – field trip to be arranged

Jun 13 – Annual Potluck Picnic, location and details to be arranged.