Programs: April to December 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 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.
Bat White-nose Syndrome Probiotic Project with Amie Mitchel and Chris Currey poster click here.
> THURSDAY MAY 18TH, 2023
WEST PAPUA INDONESIA ON THE ISLAND OF NEW GUINEA!
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!
West Papua Indonesia on the island of New Guinea with Wim Vesseur poster click here.
> THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SOCIAL TIME
A short meeting, the LFN Annual General Meeting, followed by a social gathering.
Bring finger food / wine to share as we enjoy our last meeting before the summer break.
> THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
PACIFIC STREAMKEEPER'S FEDERATION
Streamkeepers are a non-profit society, helping streamkeepers take action through support, education and building partnerships.
Streamkeeper activities most often take place at specific times during the year.
Some events are dictated by the arrival, presence or departure of spawning or rearing salmon.
Some activities do not take place in the stream itself, and can occur at any time of the year.
Pacific Streamkeepers poster click here.
> THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
AN ECUADORIAN BIRDING ADVENTURE
In November 2022, Ted and two friends spent 12 days birding in Ecuador.
The trip covered a number of unique habitats and ecosystems, which host a diverse group of bird species.
For a preview of the species seen on this trip go to the eBird Trip Report at:Tres Amigos: Glen, Sandy and Ted's Ecuadorian Birding Adventure
> THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
SNOW GEESE: POPULATION DYNAMICS, INTERACTION WITH TIDAL MARSHES, AND MOVEMENT PATTERNS
Dr. W. Sean Boyd, PhD
Dr. Sean Boyd is a Research Scientist (Emeritus) with the Wildlife Research Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment & Climate Change Canada / Government of Canad.a
Snow Geese breeding on Wrangel Island (Russia) overwinter on the Fraser River estuary. Numbers have increased by 10x since the mid-1970s.
They have negatively impacted tidal marshes via their intensive grubbing behavior and they are increasingly foraging on inland farms, schools and parks.
We are planning to tag geese with satellite transmitters to assess movement patterns around the Fraser delta and migrations to/from Wrangel Island.