Programs: January - May 2023

Traditionally our meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, except July and August, at 7:30 pm at the Langley Music School, 4899 207 St., Langley. A brief business session is followed by the evening program and refreshment.

NOTE: As of September 2022 meetings are being held in person, with a Zoom option available.

Please check back closer to the dates of the various programs for updates.


> THURSDAY JANUARY 19TH, 2023
BATS, SOUNDS AND SONOGRAMS!
Keith Chrystal

Recordings acquired with the LFN’s Bat Echometer will be presented, along with some details regarding bats and bat species found in the lower mainland. Audio samples of the calls made by several types of bats will be played to illustrate the differences between species and also the use of echolocation for hunting.



> THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16TH, 2023
HUMMINGBIRDS!
Ron Long

We all know that hummingbirds are unique but few realize just how unique they really are. This talk will explore extraordinary facts about hummingbirds using Ron’s own photographs from Costa Rica, Brazil and Ecuador as well as our own backyards. The slide presentation that results from each trip includes not only extraordinary photography but also little- known details and facts about the subject and or location..



> THURSDAY MARCH 16TH, 2023
SEND A SIGHTING, SAVE A WHALE!
Jessica Scott, Senior Manager of Whales Initiative at Ocean Wise

How citizen science can help protect whales from ship strike in our local waters. Our vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.



> THURSDAY APRIL 20TH, 2023
BAT WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME PROBIOTIC PROJECT!
Amie Mitchel and Chris Currey

Amie is with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and working on Bat White-nose syndrome Probiotic Project. It should be a very interesting topic so come and join us.



> THURSDAY MAY 18TH, 2023
WEST PAPUA INDONESIA ON THE ISLAND OF NEW GUINEA!
Wim Vesseur

Come join Wim Vesseur for an impression of the birds, flora and fauna seen on a fascinating birding trip by Wim and his brother, to one of the most interesting and unexplored countries in the world – Papua New Guinea, Indonesia! The exploration of Papua–New Guinea has been a continuing process! As of October 2017, new groups of people occasionally are still contacted!



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