Our meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, except July and August, at 7:15 pm at the Langley Music School, 4899 207 St., Langley. A brief business session is followed by the evening program and refreshments.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th
Special evening consisting of a short business meeting followed by social hour.
Pot luck finger food.
Programme - members favourites (bring 10-12 slides, photos, a collection).
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd - note change of date and venue
AUSTRALIA'S MESMERIZING MAMMALS, IMPLAUSIBLE PLANTS & ABSURD BIRDS
David Clements, Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies, TWU
David recently spent time travelling in Australia and would like to share the joy of seeing Australia first hand.
See Poster: download
TWU Campus Map
See building #24 (Neufeld Science Centre, Block Hall) on the map. Freee parking is nearby.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th
David is an Ornithologist who has been biologist, conservationist, writer, publisher, and lecturer. He has spent most of his life studying West Coast and Arctic wildlife, and has published scientific and popular papers on whales, seals, seabirds, grouse, and his specialty, the northern raptors. Prior to starting Hancock House Publishers, David was a pilot and wildlife film producer and produced films on these subjects as well as the Haida and other northern native cultures. His books include The Bald Eagles of Alaska, BC and Washington, Rocky Mountain Wildlife, The Tlingit: their art & culture, and Story of Eagle.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19th
WILD BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS
Corey Bunnell and Anthea Farr
Corey and Anthea will introduce you to the wild bees of Surrey and Langley, as well as a host of other pollinators. They will also talk about ways you can help pollinators.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th
BASICS OF BIOMAGNIFICATION & HOW IT AFFECTS COOPER'S HAWKS
A few years ago, researchers found a Cooper's hawk in Metro Vancouver that holds the record for being the most-contaminated bird ever identified. PhD student Kate Fremlin from SFU will present her research showing how toxins like DDT move up the earthworm – Robin – Cooper's Hawk food chain. Learn about the basics of biomagnification from Kate, and how this process can affect top-level predators, including us. Birds of prey are particularly susceptible to chemical pollutants, especially to the so-called "legacy pollutants" like DDT which are banned but still present in the environment.
THURSDAY, MAY 21st
ALDERGROVE REGIONAL PARK WETLANDS WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Langley Field Naturalists have been working with the Fraser Valley Conservancy on the Aldergrove Regional Park wetlands area, doing regular bird counts. Joanne Neilson, Director of the Conservancy, will tell us about the plans to continue monitoring the Aldergrove Wetlands restoration work that has been completed in this conservation area.