Jul
8
Sun
Field Trip To Greenstone Mountain July 8 @ Greenstone Mountain
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday July 8:  Greenstone Mountain field trip to view wildflowers and birds.

Meet at Aberdeen Mall near the Odeon Theatre at 9:00 a.m. for carpooling.

Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, binoculars, and mosquito repellent.  Wear layered clothing as it could be cold and windy at the top of the mountain.  The elevation of Greenstone Mountain is 5,902 ft or 1,799 m.  Check out more information at  http://www.summitpost.org/greenstone-mountain/603386

There is no need to register in advance.  Everyone will be asked to sign an attendance form. Non-club members will also be asked to sign a day trip waiver form and pay $1.  If you need a ride, to the mall, let me know and I will arrange to have you picked up.

When carpooling, at trip-end, please offer the driver compensation for gas and wear-and tear on the vehicle.  Consider offering what you feel would be fair if you had been driving that vehicle and would be receiving the compensation.

Thanks.

Margaret Graham
marggraham@shaw.ca

Sep
15
Sat
Logan Lake Field Trip @ Aberdeen Mall
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

Sat. Sept. 15. The Logan Lake Enhancement Working Group, in conjunction with the Ecological
Restoration program at BCIT and the District of Logan Lake,will be holding an Open House, from
10 am – 2 pm, on the golf course, which will be open to the public. The students will be setting up
booths to showcase some of the information that they learned, during the week. Restoration
expert, Tom Biebighauser, from Kentucky will provide a very informative, lay friendly wetland
lecture in the club house. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available in front of the club
house.

We will meet for carpooling at 10 am in the Aberdeen Mall parking lot by the Cineplex.
Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather.

There is no need to register in advance. Everyone will be asked to sign an attendance form.
Non-club members will also be asked to sign a day trip waiver form and pay $1. If you need a
ride, to the mall, let me know and I will arrange to have you picked up.
When carpooling, at trip-end, please offer the driver compensation for gas and wear-and tear on
the vehicle. Consider offering what you feel would be fair if you had been driving that vehicle and
would be receiving the compensation.

Margaret Graham
marggraham@shaw.ca
(250) 554-1285

Sep
16
Sun
Tranquille Creek Night Field Trip @ Tranquille Creek
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 16, Doug Burles is leading a night hike up Tranquille Creek. We will meet Doug
at the parking lot at 7:00 pm. That way we can walk up to Pine Park before it gets too dark where
we should be able to watch a few bats flying. We can then go on up to the dam and work our
way back down counting toads as we go. We might also see a few snakes.
Bring a headlamp or flashlight and dress for the weather. For those wishing to
carpool, meet at the A&W parking lot at the Fortune Shopping Centre at 6:30 pm.
There is no need to register in advance. Everyone will be asked to sign an attendance form.
Non-club members will also be asked to sign a day trip waiver from and pay $1.

Margaret Graham
marggraham@shaw.ca
(250) 554-1285

Sep
20
Thu
September Meeting @ Heritage House
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Karakatsoulis – (BSc, PhD), Senior Lecturer and Department Chair, Dept. of Natural
Resource Sciences, TRU. Nepal, like many countries around the world, is experiencing an increase in
forest fires from both natural events and from human caused ignition. Join John as we explore how this
small and resourceful country is facing this challenge.

Sep
22
Sat
Adams River @ Adams River
Sep 22 @ 12:33 am

Saturday, Sept. 22 – field trip to Adams River for Sockeye Salmon Run.  Meet at the corner of Oriole Road and Glenwood Drive behind Valleyview Secondary School for carpooling.

Bring a lunch. Dress for the weather. 

 

There is no need to register in advance.  Everyone will be asked to sign an attendance form. Non-club members will also be asked to sign a day trip waiver form and pay $1

When carpooling, at trip-end, please offer the driver compensation for gas and wear-and tear on the vehicle.  Consider offering what you feel would be fair if you had been driving that vehicle and would be receiving the compensation.

Margaret Graham
marggraham@shaw.ca
(250) 554-1285

 

Oct
14
Sun
Mushroom Field Trip
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Gary Hunt is leading a mushroom field trip at the Scuitto Lake Forest Service Road wetland area.

Meet at 9:30 am at the corner of Oriole Road and Glenwood Drive behind Valleyview Secondary School for carpooling.

The main focus of this trip will be the biology, ecology, and identification of mushrooms, not edibility. This is not intended as a trip to collect edibles.  The walk should last about 2 hours but you may want to bring a lunch or a snack and some water.  As always, dress for the weather, although the current forecast for Sunday is sunny, it may be cool in the morning.

There is no need to register in advance.  Everyone will be asked to sign an attendance form.  Non-club members will also be asked to sign a day trip waiver form and pay $1.

When carpooling, at trip-end, please offer the driver compensation for gas and wear and tear on the vehicle.  Consider offering what you feel would be fair if you had been driving that vehicle and would be receiving the compensation.

Oct
18
Thu
October Meeting @ Heritage House
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Masters of Science students in Environmental Science
Jackson Baron – Automating the Identification of Invasive Plant Species with Remote Sensing
Edyta Marcisz – Modeling and analyzing Thompson Region Bighorn Sheep connectivity between
herds
Erik Prytula – The effect of weather variables on migratory timing in avian populations
Aramide Taiwo – Organoarsenicals: Fate and occurrence in water bodies near poultry farms
Nov
8
Thu
McArthur Island Slough Cleanup @ McArthur Island
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lynne Borle and Lyn MacDonald have organized a clean up of the McArthur Island slough.

Meet at 1 pm on Thursday, November 8th, at the walking bridge. Dress for cool weather and wear gumboots if you have them. Bring gloves.

Slough can be steep so this field trip is recommended for those with good mobility.

Nov
15
Thu
November Meeting @ Heritage House
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
Jim Cooperman – Everything Shuswap – Environmentalist Jim Cooperman will be talking about
his comprehensive, bioregional guidebook. He will focus on Chapter 3, Ecology, which examines the
region’s amazing diversity. Topics will include the protected ancient rainforests, endangered species and
the fate of the salmon
Nov
17
Sat
KNC Field Trip
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This Saturday, Nov. 17, we will be walking down the new Peterson Creek Multi-Use Pathway, which has been named the Xget’tem’ Trail (Xget’tem’ means ‘deep valley’ in the Secwepemctsín language). The project manager, Liam Baker of the City of Kamloops, will be joining us. We’ll be brainstorming ideas for interpretive signage and discussing native plantings to support pollinators.

As we’re walking from the top down we’ll need to have vehicles at the bottom waiting for us. Here is how the logistics will work:

Meet 9.35 AM downtown at the very end of Glenfair Drive.

Glenfair can be accessed by going up Fifth and crossing Columbia into parking lots. Keep driving north through them and eventually turn left on to Glenfair by going over a small bridge. Or access Glenfair directly from Columbia by turning in just before Sixth.

Lots of parking will be available. From there we will carpool to Sahali Secondary School and walk to trailhead for 10 am meeting. After the walk drivers will carpool back to Sahali Secondary to retrieve their vehicles.

For those making alternative arrangements or wanting to walk both directions please meet us at the top of the trail (in Sahali) at 10 am.

Dress for the weather.
Margaret Graham
marggraham@shaw.ca
(250) 554-1285