Evening Programs and Meetings
Traditionally 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.

NOTE: In keeping with Covid protocol our meetings are held via Zoom - e-mail notification will be sent out. Please check back closer to the dates of the various programs for updates.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
CAMOSUN BOG RESTORATION
Susan Chung, Science Educator, Co-design Artist Facilitator
TIME: 7:30 - via Zoom
Sign in to listen to Susan tell us about the Pacific Spirit Regional Park bog which is one of our region's ecological treasures and receives thousands of visitors a year. Within this park lies Camosun Bog, a unique and fragile ecosystem that is home to dozens of plant and animal species. It's also an area that is deeply loved by the community. The Camosun Bog is a threatened ecosystem that has existed for 2000 years. Susan will tell us about the efforts to restore this treasure.

Camosun Bog Poster: Click Here

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th
SAVARY ISLAND ECOLOGY
Phil Henderson, Biologist
TIME: 7:30 - via Zoom
Sign in via Zoom to hear about this crescent-shaped Savary Island which is unlike most of the Gulf Islands in that the island runs east-west, an 8-km long, 1-km wide clay ridge covered in sand - an atypical landscape which most resembles a hideaway in the south seas. Flora: Owing to the warm nature of the soil and its sheltered position, the flora is different from that of the rockbound coast and other islands. In spring Savary enjoys a profusion of wildflowers - sea blush, camas, rattlesnake plantain, fawn and chocolate lilies to name but a few.

Savary Island Poster: Click Here

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
BASICS OF BIOMAGNIFICATION & HOW IT AFFECTS COOPER'S HAWKS
Kate Fremlin, Biologist
TIME: 7:30 - via Zoom
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.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17th
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - PAST AND PRESENT
Mike Klotz, LFN Member
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come join Mike's presentation as he tells us about our Christmas bird Count here in White Rock, Surrey, and Langley - past and present.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th
GORDON'S BROOK WETLAND RESTORATION
Joanne Nielson / Aleesha Switzer, Fraser Valley Conservancy
TIME: 7:00 - Via Zoom
The Fraser Valley Conservancy's Joanne Nielson and Aleesha Switzer will share information and answer your burning questions about Aldergrove Regional Park's Gordon's Brook wetland restoration site. They will also reveal new opportunities for LFN involvement in future wetland monitoring activities.

Gordon's Brook Wetland Restoration: Click Here

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th
FRASER RIVER FLOODS
Jane Watt
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
We are very proud to announce our LFN speaker in February is Jane Watt, an award-winning writer, researcher, editor and book producer. Join us on Zoom to hear about Langley's past Fraser River floods!

Fraser River Floods: Click Here

THURSDAY, MARCH 18th
WILD ABOUT WILD BEES!
Anthea Farr & Corey
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come join Anthea and her son Corey as they give us an up-close and personal look at the pollinators of Langley and Surrey. As most of you know, Anthea is a co-leader of Nature Kids Nicomekl and is also a member of the College of Applied Biology.

Wild About Bees!: Click Here

THURSDAY, APRIL 15th
WHY ARE RATTLESNAKES SO VULNERABLE?
Christine Bishop
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come hear about Christine’s research as she tells us about this fascinating reptile. Listen to what she has learned about rattlers from the 20 years of collaboration with the Osoyoos Indian Band in the Okanagan Valley. Christine has received recognition for Outstanding Science and Conservation, South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program, 2007.

Christine is also a Research Scientist with Environment & Climate Change Canada and is adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University & University of British Columbia.

Why are Rattlesnakes So Vulnerable?: Click Here

THURSDAY, MAY 20th
ADVENTURES ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF BC
Wim Vesseur & Tineke Goebertus
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come and join Wim and Tineke to hear about their exciting tales from kayaking trips, along with back-packing trips along our wild and wet coastline! Wim is a very knowledgeable birder as well an avid photographer, so please come and join our program.

Adventures on the Pacific Coast of BC: Click Here

THURSDAY, JUNE 17th
LFN GENERAL MEETING AND VIDEO PRESENTATION
John Gordon
TIME: 7:00 - Via Zoom
Our general meeting will be followed by a beautiful and peaceful short movie presentation called “Connecting with Nature” by professional photographer John Gordon.

Connecting with Nature: Click Here

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th
KEEPING A LEGEND ALIVE, FRASER RIVER STURGEON!
Sarah Schreier, Executive Director, Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come join us on Zoom to hear about the white sturgeon research done within a study area of over 200 kilometers of the river from the Fraser Canyon to the Fraser estuary. The program has resulted in one of the best baseline datasets on sturgeon in the world, creating an internationally recognized population model.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st
EXPLORING MADAGASCAR
Pauline O'Toole

TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Come explore Madagascar with LFN member Pauline O’Toole to learn something of the culture, flora and fauna of the world’s 4th largest island. This island is home to more than 250,000 species of which 70% are found nowhere else on the globe!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th
CPOEXISTING WITH WOLVES!
Adam T. Ford, Assistant Professor, UBCO

TIME: 7:30 - Via Zoom
Dr. Adam Ford, professor at UBCO, is conducting research on wolves with his students at the Wildlife Restoration Ecology lab to better understand them and their behaviors. Researchers are using audio technology to bring the B.C. wolf, an elusive and often misunderstood creature, into the spotlight. The team has been using audio devices to track them by monitoring their howls in the East Kootenays.


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