Programs: December 2023 to June 2024
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 DECEMBER 21ST, 2023
Bring 10 pictures - on a USB key; and a plate of goodies to share at social time.
> THURSDAY JANUARY 18TH, 2024
MOSSES AND ALLIES: BEAUTY AND BEYOND!
“. . . mosses, like love, make even the ugliest objects beautiful, for they hide all defects with their own loveliness.” - Day, Helen Evelyn. (fide: Russell (1908) (in, Edwards, S. R. 1995. Mosses in English Literature. Supplement Three. Bull. Brit. Bryol. Soc. 65: 45–47.) Imagine a Monet without colour; a forest without trees. Imagine a world without mosses. To better do this, you must appreciate the world with mosses. This talk will attempt to sharpen your focus on these ubiquitous, beautiful and fascinating plants.
> THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2024
ANCIENT FOREST ALLIANCE
Ian Thomas, Research & Engagement
The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is a registered non-profit organization working to protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and to ensure a sustainable, value-added, second-growth forest industry. Founded by Ken Wu and TJ Watt in February 2010, the organization has quickly grown into British Columbia’s main organization working toward province-wide legislation to end the logging of endangered old-growth forests.
> THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2024
WILD RESEARCH - IONA BIRD BANDING STATION
Florian Reurink, Program Manager
The Iona Island Bird Observatory (IIBO) monitors populations of migratory birds in an ecologically important park in Richmond, British Columbia. Our spring and fall programs contribute to our understanding of annual and seasonal changes in songbird migration and stopover use along the globally important Pacific Flyway, a major migration route that runs along the coastal Americas.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2024
COSTA RICA: THE NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA!
Joanne Rosenthal and Anne Gosse
Come join Joanne and Anne to hear about their exciting journey of discovery in Costa Rica. Hear their stories and see pictures of the three types of monkeys, the two types of sloths, the colorful birds and tropical animals we encountered. A very stimulating experience creating great memories of this country’s natural history, environment, wildlife and culture.
> THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, 2024
OKAVANGO DELTA, IN BOTSWANA!
David and Diane Reesor
Come listen and see beautiful pictures about this wild African wetland area. Once each year Botswana is the largest inland untouched delta in the world. The annual flooding brings the migration of Africa’s animals, as well as some former rivals to drink together in the same waters. View images of the local people, colorful birds. Wild dogs on the hunt and feeding their pups. Lions teaching their cubs to get their feet wet in river crossings.
> THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2024