Field Trips and Evening Walks

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, June 4, 2022
For those that are interested the Glen Valley Spring Bird Count is scheduled for June 4 starting at 6:30. Please let me know if you would like to join in the fun. With the lifting of restrictions we will be able to finish of the afternoon with our usual gloating about who had the best find, sharing photos and EATING! I am really excited to have a potluck again at 12:00 out on the banks of the Fraser River. If you are interested and there is a certain area that you would like to cover or you have your birding partner sorted out then fabulous! Please feel free to forward the email below on to others that are interested. Or if you have friends that live in the area they are more than welcome to count from their own backyards and avoid the early start time!

Take care, be well.

Lisa Dreves
LEPS Stewardship Coordinator
Tel. 604-546-0336

Glen Valley Park map click here.

> Saturday, June 11, 2022
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Leader: Wim Vesseur
Time: 9:00 am
Meet at 16th Avenue parking lot.

Join Wim to walk the trails through this popular park with its great variety of trees, flowers and shrubs and enjoy the songs and sights of the birds that have arrived for their short breeding season. Walking distance is approximately 5 km so please wear appropriate footwear. Bring a packed lunch to eat at a suitable spot at the end of the walk.
Phone 604-534-3447 to register.

> Friday, June 17, 2022
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta/Ladner
Leader: Anne Gosse
Time: 9:00 am
Meet at Reifel Sanctuary.

Join the Langley Field Naturalists to walk the trails in this well known nature reserve. Expect to see and hear lots of birds in the middle of the breeding season and a great variety of trees and shrubs.
Please dress for the weather and wear proper footwear. There is a small admission fee. Bring lunch, snacks and refreshments.
Phone 604-888-1787 to register.

> Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Irene Pearce Trail
Leader: Anthea Farr
Time: 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot on 224th at 5th Avenue.

Join the Langley Field Naturalists as we walk the trails in this rural park that was turned into a park after pressure was exerted by the Council of Ratepayers and LFN. It is part of the Municipal Natural Park with the Little Campbell River flowing through it and has stands of mature Douglas Fir.
Phone 604-576-7731 to register.

> Wednesday July 6th
Aldergrove Regional Park
Leader: Keith Chrystall
Time: 6:30 pm at the parking lot on Lefeuvre Road south of 8th Avenue.

Join Keith for a walk around the Aldergrove Bowl including the Big Rock and the pond.

Aldergrove Regional Park map click here.

Phone 604 427-3725 to register.
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> Wednesday, July 13th
E.C. Manning Provincial Park - Paintbrush Nature Trail & View Point Loop in Heather Meadows, weather permitting only
Leader: Bob Puls
Time: 7:30 am in Langley or 9:30 am at Manning Park Lodge

Join Bob to wander along some of the Manning Park trails to check the summer flowers in this wonderful park in the coastal mountains. Choice of trail will depend on the snowpack. Bring a botany book if you have one.

Phone 604-856-7534 to register.

> Wednesday, July 20th
Bat Walk
Leaders: Ryan Usenik & Keith Chrystall
Time: 8:00 pm, meet at South Campbell Valley parking lot, 20285 - 8th Ave.

Event limit 15 people

Join Keith and Ryan along with volunteers as they do a Bat count for the BC Bat Community. The evening will provide participants the opportunity to observe a typical Bat roost habitat and then at sunset everybody can observe the Bats as they leave the roost for an evening of foraging.
Suggest bringing your own lawn chair.

Phone 604-530-3257 or email to register

> Wednesday, July 27th
Forslund Watson Property
Leader: Ryan Usenik
Time: 6:30 pm, meet at 2705 - 232 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.
This is also a good opportunity to see how the new BCIT pond has developed over the summer months. Wear sturdy footwear as we will be walking in open fields and natural woodland trails. At the end of the walk we will be checking for bats with the bat monitor.

Phone 604-530-3257 to register.

> Wednesday, August 3rd
Doubleday Arboretum
Leader: Nora Truman, 604-533-4585
Time: 6:30 pm in the parking Lot in the 21200 Block Fraser Highway

Join Nora in the Doubleday Arboretum to visit the LEPS demonstration garden and walk the trails connecting Doubleday and the new Arbour Ribbon Trail north of 56th Avenue.
The trail continues through a wooded area, passing a pond with waterfowl and crossing a footbridge over the Nicomekl River.

Phone 604-533-4585 to register.

> Wednesday, August 10th
Blaauw Eco-Forest, Glen Valley
Leader: Ted Goshulak
Time: 6:30 pm at 8640 – 257A Street

Join Ted for a walk through this 30 acre preserve of mixed and coniferous forest, ponds and a bog which is an important refuge for some endangered species at risk including the Red-legged Frog.

Blaauw Forest video (20 min.) click here.

Phone 604-888-0408 to register.

> Wednesday, August 17th
West Creek Wetlands
Leader: Lisa Dreves
Time: 6:30 pm on the south side of 72nd Avenue approximately 400 metres west of 264th Street.
Parking is available on the north side of 72nd Avenue.

Join Lisa for an evening walk through the woods to the lake where beaver are usually seen. Bring mosquito repellent!

Text or phone 604-729-3845 to register.

> Wednesday, August 24th
Williams Park
Leader: Joanne Rosenthal
Time: 6:30 pm in the gravel parking lot at the park entrance, 6595 – 238th Street

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.

Williams Park map click here.

Phone 604-455-0116 to register.

> Saturday August 27th
Irene Pearce Trail
Leader: Anthea Farr
Time: 9:30 am in the parking lot on 224th at 5th Avenue

Join Anthea to walk the trails in this rural park that was turned into a park after pressure was exerted by the Council of Ratepayers and LFN.
It is part of the Municipal Nature Park with the Little Campbell River flowing through it and has stands of mature Douglas Fir.

Phone 604-576-7731 to register.

> 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.

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