Field Trips Schedule - September - December 2022

Please Note: anyone wishing to take part in these walks should follow current Provincial Health guidelines when travelling to the designated meeting place.

Pre-registration will be mandatory as we must know in advance how many participants to expect and, if necessary, arrange for more than one leader to ensure that no more than ten persons are in each group in order to maintain required social distancing.

Please call the leader for more information and to pre-register.

The walks are generally about two hours long and are open to all Naturalist Clubs members (adults & children, but no pets please). Please dress for the weather and bring water, binoculars and a snack (plus bug spray in summer).

Note: these walks are weather dependent so if the weather is bad and no calls are received then the leader will not show up.

> Saturday, September 10th
Highpoint Park
Leader: Nora Truman
Time: 9:00 am at parking area on the East side of 200th Street; South of the Cross Walk and Jacobsen Creek.

Join Nora for a walk to enjoy nature at Highpoint. First we will walk through the forest on Campbell Boundary Trail west to the detention pond, then north to the Highpoint Lake on the Pepin Trail.
Waterfowl are sometimes seen at Highpoint Lake. At the viewing platform on South 200 Street, there are often many birds in the shrubbery and tree tops.
We continue down the Campbell Boundary Trail past a meadow and into the forest again to our beginning point. then continue on McBurnie Trail around the lake.
On the way back on the West Pepin Trail we can check out the detention pond on the west side of 200th St.

High Point Park map click here.

Phone: 604-533-4585 to register.

> Saturday, September 17th
Jackman Pit (Wetlands) Park
Leader: Herman Vanderleest
Time: 9:00 am at 272nd Street and 10th Avenue across from the Transfer Station.

Join Herman to walk the trails in this rural park which is the site of a former Township gravel pit and dump.
After the dump was declared full in the 1980’s and capped it was designated as a park and LFN helped with the restoration tree planting that was carried out.

Jackman Wetlands Park map click here.

Phone 604-856-1179 to register.

> Saturday, September 24th
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Leader: Eric Habisch
Time: 9:00 am at 16th Avenue parking lot

Join Eric to walk the river loop trail in this popular park with its great variety of trees, birds, mammals and shrubs.
Walking distance is approximately 2km on the level so please wear appropriate footwear.

Phone: 778-231-0273 to register.

> Thursday, October 6th
Brae Island Regional Park
Leader: Ted Goshulak
Time: 9:00 am in the parking lot at 9451 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Join Ted to walk the trails along the river out to Tavistock Point in Brae Island Regional Park.
Phone 604-888-0408 to register.

> Saturday, October 15th
Milaster Property, Aldergrove
Leader: Bob Puls
Time: 9:00 am at 7040 - 272nd Street

Join Bob to see this new park which is not yet open to the public but in which LFN are carrying out a bio-diversity study for the Township of Langley.
Wear waterproof footwear as one part of the trail is very wet.
Phone 604-856-7534 to register.

> Saturday, October 22nd
Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Leader: Lisa Blanchard

Time: 9:00 am at the Cliff Park parking lot. Take Dewdney Trunk Road and turn South on 252nd Street, follow the road via 117th Avenue and 251st Street to the park entrance.

Join Lisa to walk the trails through this popular park with its great variety of trees, flowers and shrubs and watch the salmon returning to spawn.
Walking distance is approximately 5 km so please wear appropriate footwear. Trails are rated as moderate.

Bring a packed lunch to eat at a suitable spot at the end of the walk.
Phone 604-818-7973 to register.

Kanaka Creek Regional Park map click here.

> Thursday, October 27th
George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta/Ladner
Leader: Tom Wildeboer
Time: 9:00 am at the Sanctuary Gift Shop

Join Tom to walk the trails around this popular wildlife refuge. Snow Geese and other wintering birds will have begun returning. Always a good chance to find owls like the Great Horned. Bring lunch and water. Small entrance fee ($5.00) for non-members of BC Waterfowl Society. Bring an extra sweater and hat; it can be chilly out there.

(Note: Pre-booking is still mandatory at Reifel and should be done 3 days prior to visiting by each individual).
Phone 604-530-2633 to register.

> Friday, November 4th
Fishtrap Creek Loop, Abbotsford
Leader: John Gordon
Time: 9:00 am at the Maclure Road Parking lot - just past Old Yale Road turn off from Hwy 1

The Fishtrap Creek Loop is located near Abbotsford, featuring a couple of lakes with good walking trails for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and bird watching and is accessible year-round. This is an easy walking trail with several ponds to circle - usually with lots of wintering ducks - plus a resident owl has been seen as well. Come see how many ducks are wintering on these ponds this year!
Phone 604-533-7171 to register.

> Saturday, November 12th
Aldergrove Regional Park
Leader: Wim Vesseur
Time: 9:00 am at the main parking lot at the end of the access road off 8th Avenue

Join Wim to walk the trails in this lovely park with its varied habitat from marsh to mixed forest to open grassland and a great variety of flora and fauna.
Phone 604-534-3447 to register.

> Saturday, November 19th
Forslund Watson Property
Leader: Ryan Usenik
Time: 9:00 am at 2705 - 232nd Street

Join Ryan as he leads us through this property which LFN co-manages with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource and Rural Development, which is part open fields and part woodland. Wear sturdy footwear as we will be walking in open fields and natural woodland trails.
Phone 604-530-3257 to register.

> Saturday, November 26th
Brydon Lagoon & Hi-Knoll Park
Leader: Lisa Dreves
Time: 9:00 am at the 53rd Avenue parking lot near 198A Street, Langley.

Join Lisa to walk around the lagoon and see the restoration work being carried out by LEPS, then walk through the floodplain and up into Hi-Knoll Park.
Phone 604-532-0081 to register.

> Saturday, December 3rd
Serpentine Fen Wildlife Management Area, Surrey
Leader: Viveka Ohman
Time: 9:00 am at the gate behind Art Knapps, 4391 King George Boulevard. The gate will be open until 9:00 am

Join us for a walk around this wetland that is jointly managed by Ducks Unlimited and the Ministry of the Environment where a variety of ducks and other birds spend the winter.
Phone 604-534-5301 to register.

> Thursday, December 8th
Blackie Spit - Crescent Beach
Leader: Gareth Pugh
Time: 9:00 am at Crescent Beach Pier, (across from the parking lot by the outdoor swimming pool).

Join Gareth for a walk around this popular park where a variety of migrant and resident birds can be found in winter, followed by a warm-up at a local coffee shop.
Phone 604-649-1027 to register.

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