Field Trips



LANGLEY FIELD NATURALISTS FIELD TRIPS AND EVENING WALKS FOR AUGUST THROUGH NOVEMBER 2020

Please Note: anyone wishing to take part in these walks should travel to the designated meeting place separately and NOT carpool. 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 six 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.

Wednesday, August 19th - Doubleday Arboretum
Leader: Keith Chrystall, 604-427-3697
Time: 6:30 pm in the parking lot in the 21200 block Fraser Highway, Langley.


An opportunity to view the new Doubleday Arboretum to visit the LEPS demonstration garden and the new trails connecting Doubleday Arboretum and McLeod Athletic Park.

Wednesday, August 26th - Williams Park
Leader: Joanne Rosenthal, 604-455-0116
Time: 6:30 pm in the gravel parking lot at the part entrance, 6595 - 238th Street, Langley.


Join Joanne for a walk around this rural park with open spaces, forested areas and the river trail along the banks of the Salmon River. Williams Park has been described as a “hidden gem” and is located in part of the Salmon River Watershed. There is a picnic shelter, washrooms and one trail is Handicap accessible. Meet in the gravel parking lot at the entrance to the park. Bring water and a snack to enjoy after the walk.

Saturday, September 5th – Jackman Pit (Wetlands) Park
Leader: Tom Wildeboer, 604-530-2633
Time: 9:00 am at 272nd Street and 10th Avenue across from the Transfer Station


Join us as we 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. Phone 604-530-2633 for info and to register.

Saturday, September 12th – Aldergrove Regional Park
Leader: Bob Puls, 604-856-7534
Time: 9:00 am at the main parking lot at the end of the access road off 8th Avenue


Join Bob for a walk along the Pepin Brook trail, a 3.7km loop which is rated as moderate. Phone 604-856-7534 for more information and to register.

Saturday, September 19th – High Point
Leader: Nora Truman, 604-533-4585
Time: 9:00 am at parking area on the East side of 200th Street; South of the Cross Walk


Join Nora for a walk to enjoy nature at High Point. Meet on the East side of 200 St. in the parking area south of the crosswalk and Jacobsen Creek. First we will walk through the forest on Campbell Boundary Trail and East Pepin Trail, 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. Phone: 604-533-4585 for more information and to register.

HighPoint Park.pdf

Friday, October 2nd - Nathan Creek
Leader: John Gordon, 604-533-7171
Time: 9:00 am at the bridge on River Road (88th Avenue) one block east of 264th Street . There is a parking area on the South side of 88th Ave. Join John to walk along the Nathan Creek dike. Phone 604- 533-7171 or e-mail johngordonone@g.mail.com for information and to register.


Please meet at the designated meeting place. Pre-registration with the leader 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 six persons are in each group in order to maintain required social distancing. The walks are generally about two to three 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). Note these walks are weather dependent.

Saturday, October 10th – Irene Pearce Trail
Leader: Ryan Usenik, 604-530-3257
Time: 9:00 am in the parking lot on 224th at 5th Avenue


We will walk the gentle trails in this rural park looking for fabulous fall fungi and other signs of Fall. We will also be checking the Flying Squirrel boxes that have been installed. It is part of the Municipal Natural Park with the Little Campbell River flowing through it and has stands of mature Douglas Fir. Phone 604-530-3257 for more information and to register

Saturday, October 24th – Kanaka Creek Regional Park
Leader: Lisa Blanchard, 604-818-7973
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


Lisa will lead us along 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 for more information and to register.

Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Friday, October 30th – George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Leader: Ted Goshulak, 604-888-0408
Time: 9:00 am in the parking lot at Reifel


Join Ted 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 Owl. Bring a snack 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. Phone 604-888-0408 for more information and to register.

NOTE: Everyone must also register online with Reifel within 3 days of your visit, to get mandatory reservation tickets, that will allow you to drive through the new electronic gate.

For more info, go to George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, November 7th – 8th Avenue Trail
Leader: Bob Puls, 856-7534
Time: 9:00 am at 1062 - 256th Street.


Join Bob to walk the section of the South Langley Regional Trail from 256th Street to 264th Street. This is a fairly new trail, recently completed by the Back Country Horsemen, as the last link between the Campbell Valley and Aldergrove Regional Parks. The trail is nicely gravelled all the way, with wooded sections interspersed by stream valleys crossed by a couple of brand new bridges with a variety of open and closed habitat. Phone 604-856-7534 for more information and to register.

Thursday, November 10th – Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach
Trip cancelled due to the latest COVID directives.
Leader: Gareth Pugh, 604-576-6831
Time: 9:00 am at Crescent Beach Pier (across from the parking lot by the outdoor swimming pool).


Join Gareth as he takes us on his volunteer bird survey for "Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society" (Birds on the Bay) and he will tell you how you can participate in "citizen science" which anyone can contribute to. Phone 604-576-6831 for more information and to register.

Friday, November 20th – Fishtrap Creek Loop, Abbotsford
Trip cancelled due to the latest COVID directives.
Leader: Anne Gosse, 604-888-1787
Time: 9:00 am at the Maclure Road Parking lot - just past Old Yale Road turn off.


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 604-888-1787 for more information and to register.

Saturday, November 28th – Brydon Lagoon
Trip cancelled due to the latest COVID directives.
Leader: John Gordon, 604-533-7171
Time: 9:00 am at the 53rd Avenue parking lot near 198A Street, Langley.


Join John to walk around the lagoon and see the restoration work being carried out by LEPS then walk through the flood plain and up into Hi-Knoll Park. Phone 604-533-7171 for more information and to register.



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