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 DECEMBER 15TH, 2022
YEAR-END CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Member's Slide Show Night!
Did you capture some great pictures of nature, birds, flowers,
mushrooms or an adventure this year? This is your opportunity
to bring ten slides and come be a show-off!
Please bring nibbles to share!
Come join in our year-end socializing, food and fun!
Everyone is welcome!
Year-end Christmas Party poster click here.
> THURSDAY JANUARY 19TH, 2023
BATS, SOUNDS AND SONOGRAMS!
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.
Bats with Keith Chrystal poster click here.
> THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16TH, 2023
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..
Hummingbirds with Ron Long poster click here.
> 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.
Send a Sighting Save a Whale with Jessica Scott poster click here.
> 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.