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SCHEDULE MARCH TO JULY 2017022 (4)

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Sat March 4 – Skaha Rail Bed
Easy flat walk on the old railway, hopefully lots of ducks on the water. Meet at the Oliver Visitor Centre-at 9.30 am. Leader: Doug Brown 259-495-6164.

Sun March 19 – Road 22 North
Walk along the river past the recent Nature Trust purchase. Meet at Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza 9.30 am. Leader: Philip Harfman 250-495-8071.

Mon March 20 – AGM
Speaker: Barb Price from the Nature Conservancy of Canada will talk about NCC land acquisitions, followed by a short business meeting.  7:00 pm, St Christopher Anglican Church, 7200 87 St, Osoyoos. For info call Doug Brown 250-495-6164.

Sat April 8 – Peach Cliff, North end
Moderate climb to top of cliff above Okanagan Falls, possible sheep viewing. Meet Oliver Visitor Centre 9:30 am. Leader: Paul Doyle 250-498-6636.

Sat. April 22 – Osoyoos Desert Centre Opening Day
Free guided walk.  Afterwards for those interested we will walk on the canal trail starting from the Desert Centre and ending at the high school. More info: Carol Boan 250-495-6107.

Sun April 30 – Hubert Lake
This is a small rock pool at the top of Oliver Mtn, discovered by one of our first members. A moderate but steady uphill walk from the Willowbrook road to the top of the ridge. Hiking poles are recommended for the way down. We expect beautiful flowers and will take our time. If the weather doesn’t cooperate we will go somewhere else. Meet Oliver Visitor Centre 9:30 am. Leader: Marianne 250-498-2743.

Sat May 13 – Strawberry Creek
Walk along the West bench of Osoyoos starting above the Industrial Park and finishing by the Osoyoos Golf Course. Meet Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza 9:30 am. Leader: Alicia Osland 250-495-3134.

Sun May 28 – International Grasslands
A walk on one of the recent Nature Conversancy of Canada acquisitions in the Kilpoola region. Meet Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza 9:30 am. Leader: Dwayne Flexhaug 250-495-7645.

Sat June 10 –  
Please note our planned walk to Long Joe Road has been  replaced with the following BIOBLITZ CANADA 150 Event:

We will meet at 8:45 at the Osoyoos Vsitor Centre, next to the Husky station June 10. We will be going to the Blue Lake area to identify and record as many species as possible for a comprehensive record.

Accordingly a smart phone app will be made available at the meeting site for download.

Those with smart phone or tablets should bring them. All information will be sent out via the app for consistent data management.

This is a good opportunity for members to learn more about our flora and fauna. We expect to finish by 4 pm so bring lunch and water for a longer day.

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Sun June 25 – Road Trip to Harpur Ranch
Birdwatching by car with many stops but little walking. Many habitats and bird species likely, especially Black Terns. Meet Osoyoos Lakeview Plaza 8:00 am. Leader: Donna Heard 778-439-2066.

Sun July 9 – McKinney Ski Area
Exact route TBA; possibly some rough walking through logged area above ski trails, or on logging roads. Meet Oliver Visitor Centre 9:30 am. Leader: Skip King 250-485-0263.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • If you want additional information on any specific trip, please phone the leader!

  • Please be on time as we like to start promptly.

  • Bring a lunch and water, and wear suitable footwear and clothing.

  • Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

  • We would like to increase our membership, so bring a friend!

  • If you would like to lead a walk or have suggestions for activities or meeting speakers, contact any of the executive or leaders mentioned in this schedule.

  • Volunteers welcome!

  • Non members and visitors are invited to join us.

Even well behaved pets can cause wildlife disturbance, so please leave them at home.


Aug 1 – Oct 15 – Bird-Banding Station, Vaseux Lake
The public is invited to observe Doug Brown band birds migrating south through the valley. Especially requested are naturalist volunteers for data recording, removing birds from nets, etc.
– No special expertise is needed, but your help is.
– Bring bug spray, binoculars, lunch, and water.
– Come through the gate one kilometer north of the Vaseux Lake parking lot.
– The station is operated daily from 6 am till 11 am every day.

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