DNCB outing No. 2014-34 to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver

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missing Marion (MS)

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missing Terry (TC)

Photos by Terry Carr (TC), Glen Bodie (GB) & Marion Shikaze (MS)

Eighteen DNCBers spent another beautiful Wednesday morning wandering through the woods of Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.  Not a lot of birds seen but some gorgeous scenery in a gorgeous setting.  Check out the photo evidence on our Picasa site at: https://picasaweb.google.com/113357506005013094897.

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Ten of us left Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. Gerhard took Terry, Mike and Hans, Glen took young Julian, and I had Dave M, Jane and PB Lorna.  The drive through downtown Vancouver wasn’t too bad (no school traffic yet) and via the scenic Marine Drive through West Vancouver we got to the Park about 8:45 a.m.  Among the hordes of Summer Camp Kids in the parking lot were Marion, Jean & Pauline, White Rock Al, Point Bob’s Adam & Kelly, Richmond Bill and visiting Brit Twitcher David T.  Following intros, we began our leisurely walk down the Beacon Lane path surrounded by the huge Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar trees, albeit second growth, some of which started growing in cut down first growth “nurse trees”.  We saw a stump with rings indicating that it was over 1000 years old.  We heard Red-breasted Nuthatches and saw little birds flitting in the tree tops.

Some saw Townsend’s, Yellow-rumped, Wilson’s and a Black-throated Gray Warblers.  We heard a Pileated Woodpecker which some saw.  Most saw the regulars like Spotted Towhees, B-C Chickadees, Song and Golden-crowned Sparrows, House Finches, Northern Flickers and Cedar Waxwings.  Terry got a shot of a Western Tanager.  And Julian had fun feeding a native Douglas Squirrel.

We passed the Camp picnic tables and climbed down to the rocky East Beach.  The view over Burrard Inlet across to downtown Van and also to UBC (of course Mike mentioned Rec Beach) was stunning.  Only Gulls and Cormorants around but nonetheless an idyllic spot.

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We climbed back up and went to the Lighthouse viewpoint for our Group Photo.  While gathering the wayward masses here, several enjoyed the Hummingbirds flitting about.  Then we took the Shore Pine Trail around Atkinson Point to the Howe Sound side.  More stunning views to the Islands (Jug, Bowen, etc) each of which Mikey had a story as he reminisced about his misspent youth here back in the 50’s and 60’s.  Interestingly, the only waterfowl seen were in Merganser Bay and guess what they were.  Right, Mergansers which most identified as Common but I thought were Red-breasted.

Once the two Pt. Bob lost explorers finally found us and rock climber photog David T returned from his adventures, we continued our very pleasant walk up the Shore Pine Trail to Juniper Loop and arrived back at the parking lot around 11:30 a.m.

We were all starving so decided to drive to Troll’s Restaurant at Horseshoe Bay for fish & chips.  The drive past the million-dollar homes was nice, but the Granville Island beer with my lunch was superb (not meaning to minimize my appreciation of PB Lorna’s PB & banana sandwich and Jane’s Blueberry muffin).  We cased the scenery and Latin musician in the Harbour Park (blanked on the Belted Kingfisher) before taking the leisurely drive home.  Again and fortunately, Lorna’s and Jane’s non-stop drivel in the back seat kept me awake at the wheel.  Back in Tsawwassen before 3:00 p.m.  Another glorious DNCB outing.

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Next Wednesday, September 3 is our annual Mt. Baker outing with Terry Carr.  We will leave Petra’s at 7:00 a.m. to meet at the Peace Arch Park parking lot behind the Duty-Free Shop at 7:30 a.m. for car-pooling.  Full outing details are under DNS Upcoming Events.  Note that if inclement weather at Mt. Baker, we will go to Blaine and Semiahmoo instead.  As always, comments encouraged and let me know if you want off my List.  Happy Labour Day long weekend and Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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DNCB Outing Report No. 2014-33 to Reifel

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22 DNCB at Reifel (KB) + Cranes named Hans & Dave – click on photo to see large version

Twenty-four DNCBers enjoyed another glorious Delta Wednesday morning at Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Hi-lites included: seeing our target bird Stilt Sandpipers and lots of inane chatter among an eclectic group of like-minded weirdoes.  Check out Ken’s, Tony’s and others’ photos (soon) on our DNCB Picasa site.

Nine of us left Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. (Aussie Nance with PB Lorna, Jean & Pauline, our “forgetful” Indian Land Baron Tony, Mike with newbie Patrick, Glen and me) and went to the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway first.  The tide was low and not many birds were in the Bay.  Small rafts of Mallards and unidentifiable ducks were in the distance.  We saw a couple of Common Loons, both Pelagic and Double-crested Cormorants and several Black Oystercatchers were in the mud along the shore.  Lots of Ring-billed Gulls around and two “banded” Caspian Terns caught our attention.  Of course, being so close to the Tsa Tsu Shores heronry, there were lots of Great Blue Herons around.  Next stop was the Kingfisher Bridge on TFN land.  Roger had now joined us and categorically identified the seven Peeps in the stream as Semi-palmated Sandpipers.  A couple of bobbing Spotted Sandpipers were also there.  As usual, the Kingfisher was a no-show.

We continued on our regular route through the Ladner fields to the Westham Island Bridge.  The bridge was “up”, so we were able to see a Brewer’s Blackbird and several Killdeer on shore while we waited.  We did not see the Green Heron that Jonathan & Lorraine saw later when they passed here.  We got to Reifel about 9:10 a.m., very close to our scheduled meeting time, and the masses were waiting.  I will name the others now so their noses don’t get out of joint: the Quiet ones photog Liz, Marylile & Rob, Greg, White Rock Al and newbie White Rock Lois, Richmond Bill, Ladner Jane, garrulous Otto, webmaster Ken, and time-challenged latesters Hans and photog Dave.

Hans & Dave (KB)

Hans & Dave (KB)

The photo evidence of this array of geeks is in Ken’s and Tony’s Group Photos taken by the Reifel Snow Goose sign, with the accompaniment of a couple of Sandhill Cranes.

Following the obligatory introductions and renewing our annual BCWS membership dues with Laura, we surveyed the pond behind the office: mostly moulting Mallards, a few Northern Shovelers and a couple of Green-winged Teal.  A swimming “phalarope-like” Lesser Yellowlegs made an appearance, testing our ID skills.  We walked past the scrounging Cranes, Canada Geese and mobs of invasive House Sparrows to the middle path toward the lookout platform.  From this lookout we spotted seven Hooded Mergansers (one overly-excited amateur called them Horned Grebes) and two Pied-billed Grebes.  As always, only Roger spotted the single Wilson’s Warbler sighting of the day in a nearby tree.  Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds around, interestingly with a few juvenile Brown-headed Cowbirds among them.  A late-nesting Barn Swallow brood of three babies was in their mud nest in the shed on the outer dike.  Greg’s search for more warblers got some Bushtits in the bushes.

We eventually found our target birds, two Stilt Sandpipers in the outer pond.  They were near a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers.  A Greater Yellowlegs moved between the two sandpipers and it was neat to compare the size and other identification markings.  The outer ponds had more Shovelers, Gadwalls, Green-winged Teal and I tried unsuccessfully to claim a Blue-winged Teal sighting.  The view from the Tower was brilliant.  A Cooper’s Hawk roosting in a tree along the path gave a photogenic fly-past for us.  Sleek Cedar Waxwings also posed at eye-level in the tree tops.  We were blanked on Warbler sightings along the treed path where Townsend’s, Orange-crowned and Yellow Warblers had been seen earlier.  But we had fun hand-feeding the Chickadees.  Tony got a nice shot of a Brown Creeper, and WR Al continued his biological descriptions and explanations of the various trees and plants which again fell on deaf ears.

We closed down another exhilarating outing at Noon and leisurely returned to Tsawwassen, unfortunately “misplacing” PB Lorna’s sandwich.  Next Wednesday, August 27, we will leave Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. on an outing to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.  I expect to be at the Park parking lot shortly after 8:30 a.m.  Check our DNCB Blog Report No. 2013-26 of July 3, 2013 for info on our last outing to Lighthouse Park.  Also on our Blog see recent reports on and photos of our very successful Nats Display outings at the Ladner Animal Expo, Starry Night at Deas Island Park and the Richmond Raptor Festival.

As always, comments welcome and please advise if you want off my Drivel List.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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DNS Display at Richmond Raptor Festival, Terra Nova Park

On Sunday, August 17, Delta Nats participated in the annual Richmond Raptor Festival.  Similar to the previous Ladner Animal Expo and Starry Night events, we used Roger’s van to cart our Display material to Terra Nova Park.  This event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so we started setting up there around 9:30 a.m. Terry, Roger, Elizabeth Perrin and I were met there by Kelly and our set-up was very similar to the night before at Deas Island.  We had lots of interested visitors to our Display and many favourable comments about it.  Other than the afore-mentioned Nats, we had other excellent volunteers (wo)manning our tent, including Richmond’s Donna Thomson and Audrey Coutts, Carol Rennie and Otto Steiner.  There may have been other Nat volunteers (Al Schulze) after Noon as I left then to “work”.  The other Exhibitors were very interesting too including BC Nature (with Jude Grass and John & Heather Neville), OWL, Airport Wildlife Management, David Hancock and of course the riveting half-hour flying demonstration by Pacific Northwest Raptors from Duncan.  Check out Terry’s photos of our booth and the raptors flying demonstration on our Picasa site at: https://picasaweb.google.com/113357506005013094897/RichmondRaptorFestival.  At 4:00 p.m. Terry, Elizabeth and Carol dismantled the Display and returned it to our storage locker at Centennial Beach.  All Nats can be very proud of our Display and our participation in these events, but Roger and especially Terry should be specially thanked for their commitment to the success of our participation.

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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DNS Display at Starry Night, Deas Island park

On Saturday evening, August 16, Delta Nats again had their Display at the annual Starry Night event at Deas Island Park.  This event is co-organized by Metro Vancouver Parks and Delta Corporation Parks & Recreation.  We had three tables of our hands-on artefacts, educational and informative stuff under our “tired” red tent, plus Roger’s little table beside the tent for kids to crayon our nature posters.  It was a beautiful evening and there was a record crowd of visitors.  Our exhibit was very popular and well-received by both kids and adults.  We don’t have the final tally, but there were hundreds of attendees.  Our Nats volunteers were busy all night chatting with, informing and entertaining our visitors.  We had an awesome crew of Roger Meyer, Mike Betts, Greg Edwards, Jonathan & Lorraine Mwenifumbo, Jean & Tony Gartner, Kelly Bertrock and of course our Display Coordinator Terry Carr and me.  Our neighbouring exhibitors, Al & Jude Grass, also helped us “guide” the kids.  Check out Greg’s and Terry’s photo evidence on our Picasa site at: https://picasaweb.google.com/113357506005013094897.  Although we were under constant pressure with questions and comments from the constant crowd of visitors to our exhibit, we each had time to visit the other exhibits and watch the bats leave the Burr House attic shortly after sunset.   Delta Nat Terry McComas represented the BC Astronomical Society but unfortunately no telescopes were on site this year.  Metro Vancouver Parks has invited us to participate again next year.

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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DNCB Outing No. 2014-32 on Galiano Island

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At Gerhard’s Blackberry Patch (RM) (click on photo to see large version)

On Wednesday, seventeen “weathered” birders enjoyed a wet but mild ferry ride and strenuous but healthy walk around beautiful Galiano Island.  The idiosyncratic group included: our self-proclaimed Leader Roger with newbie ferry-afficionado Kristin, our chauffeur White Rock Al, photog & administrator Terry, the quiet ones Sheila & Hans, PB Lorna back in the fold, Point Bob’s Kelly, Garbling Gerhard, loquacious Jane and Julian, photog Jonathan & Lorraine, returnee photog David, Richmond Donna, keen-eyed Kay and me.  See Hi-lites below.  Check out Terry’s and others’ photo evidence on our Picasa site at our DNCB Picasa site.

We met at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and took the 10:20 a.m. ferry to Galiano Island.  Before departing, we watched young families of nesting Glaucous-winged Gulls, both Pelagic and Double-crested Cormorants and Harbour Seals hanging around the terminal.  We did not see the reported nesting Peregrine Falcon nor any Whimbrels.  Some had the White Spot breakfast on board and, despite the rain, most spent much of the trip across the Strait outside on the deck.  Only Julian and I braved the wind at the front bow.  We saw nothing, but felt tough.  Meanwhile, Terry got a nice shot of a Heermann’s Gull flying alongside.

We landed at Sturdies Bay around 11:30 a.m. and gathered at the terminal entrance “berry patch” for Roger’s Group Photo.  Then we started our walk along Sturdies Bay and Burrill Roads to Bellhouse Park, accompanied by our Cabbie, White Rock Al.  The view out to Active Pass, watching the ferries go by was pretty awesome.  One of a few Belted Kingfishers seen today was seen here.  The trail circled through the beautiful native Arbutus and Garry Oak trees close to shore as we made our way back to the Park entrance and then on to Bluff Road.

We wandered along Bluff Road to Mathews Point Regional Park.  A hi-lite along the road for Gerhard and several others was the Blackberry bushes, dripping with delicious ripe berries which they gorged on.  Our walk through this Park’s woods was particularly entertaining with WR Al & Roger’s “Big Word” competition.  Someone would enquire as to the identification of individual trees (Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Grand Fir, Arbutus, etc.) and the two experts would launch into tirades back and forth of Latin terms, biological descriptions and other gobbledy-gook about these trees and plants.  Many of us acted enthralled, but most absorbed nothing.  I learned that Arbutus Trees are just large Blueberry plants (actually just the same species group).

We reached the start of the Trail down to the Hidden Beach.  It was very steep and those that took it felt vindicated on reaching the idyllic secluded spot below, along the Active Pass.  We got decent looks at Pigeon Guillemots which nest on the rock cliff next to this beach.  We also saw Song and White-crowned Sparrows, American Goldfinches, Spotted Towhees and other “LBJ’s” (Little Brown Jobs, Pine Siskins?) in the shrubs on the cliff side.  The climb back up was not as difficult for us bad-kneed folk, especially with the assistance of Trail Ropes.  Back on top, we continued our march along Bluff Road, with WR Al doing yeoman service in carting small groups of “wimps” to the Hummingbird Pub.  It was quiet along the road, bird wise, but some saw a couple of Helmeted Guineafowl (feral game birds?) and Roger got a beaut shot of a “hybrid” Blue & Gold Macaw.

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A Cooper’s Hawk gave us a fly-past.

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Who Took My Shrimp?

 

The Hummingbird Pub was another interesting DNCB experience.  Gorgeous setting and my “recommended” Prawns Hummingbird dish was delicious, of course accompanied with a (actually two) tasty 1516 Lager.  I had little difficulty enduring the almost three hours of tedious and trite conversation.  Roger took a couple of group photos of the dining crew.  RM_Happy at the RM_HummingbirdWe didn’t see a Hummingbird, but in the Pub parking lot young-eyed Julian found a Brown Creeper.  Fortunately, the two-kilometre walk back to the Ferry terminal was downhill.  A few lucky WR Al riders got there quicker and were able to visit the Galiano Inn and tour their grounds.  Several super sightings here including Western Tanagers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, another Cooper’s Hawk and Northern Flickers.  And the famous Whale Mural in the Inn lobby, composed of sections by 50 artists who knew nothing about the final version, was captivating.  On the walk to our 5:50 p.m. ferry, some stopped for ice-cream cones while others checked out the local Bookstore.

It was fairly mild and not raining on the Ferry back to Tsawwassen, so most of us were outside at the bow.  No unusual sightings but nice views with some comical discussion about our strenuous yet very enjoyable outing.

Next Wednesday, August 20 we will leave Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. for an outing to Alaksen and Reifel, meeting at Reifel entrance around 9:00 a.m.  A Reminder that Terry’s DNCB outing to Mt. Baker has been moved back to Wednesday, Sept. 3 (bad weather date is Sept. 17).  Check out our DNCB Blog for additional info on these and other future outings.

Also, don’t forget our two events this weekend with your Delta Nats Display; Starry Night at Deas Island Park on Saturday, August 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the Richmond Raptor Festival at Terra Nova Park on Sunday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  As always, comments encouraged and let me know if you’re tired of receiving this drivel and want off my List.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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Delta Nats Display at DCAS Animal Expo, Ladner

animalexpo2014_poster 00001On a hot and sunny Sunday, August 10, your Delta Naturalists’ Society set up our hands-on Display at Ladner Memorial Park for the 6th annual Delta Community Animal Shelter (DCAS) Animal Expo.  It was our first time displaying at this event, and Terry Carr organized a very exciting array of artifacts, photos, games and other paraphernalia to inform, educate and entertain all ages of visitors.  I was really proud of our Display.  Check out Terry’s photo evidence at https://picasaweb.google.com/113357506005013094897.

Roger and Terry picked up the stuff at our storage locker at Centennial Beach and I met them at the Park at 8:45 a.m. to help set-up.  Roger’s “modified” van worked perfectly.  We set up our nice red Tent (needs a minor repair) at our designated spot No. 27 under a tree in the middle of the Park near the Sprinkler Pool.  It was a great location, and Roger’s little table for the Kids’ Colouring was a neat added feature.  The hands-on basket, two skins Wolf & Bear, new Guess Boxes were the usual hits.  We had lots of interested kids and parents pass by.

We were fortunate to have helpful and interested Volunteers providing guidance.  Valerie, Jane, Otto and Elizabeth had fun shifts monitoring the booth for stages between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Our visitors including Rose & Dylan, and Julian with Mom Sandra, and Janan were suitably and justifiably impressed with our DNS presentation.  Of course Terry and Roger did their yeoman’s work in putting it all together and guiding us all.  We three took down the Display at 4:00 p.m. and left it in Roger’s van, ready to unload next Saturday, August 16 evening for the Starry Night event at Deas Island Park.

We could use more Volunteers for this event as well as the Richmond Raptor Festival the next day, Sunday, August 17.  Please let me or Terry know.  These events are fun, and “no experience required”. Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society

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DNCB Outing No. 2014-31 to Brunswick Point

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DNCB at Brunswick Point (missing latecomers Al, Bryan & Janet) – click on photo to see large version

Photos by Jonathan, Terry, Glen, Liz, Marion & Ken on DNCB Picasa site

More than 20 “almost birders” enjoyed another gorgeous Delta morning wandering along the dike path at Brunswick Point.  The Shorebirds are arriving here in big numbers for their “feeding pit-stop” on their way south and we had a few other hi-lites including Bullock’s Oriole and a sand-dusting Marsh Wren.  Check out the photo evidence (photogs Jonathan, Liz, Terry, Marion, Glen, Ken) including the partial Group Photo on our DNCB Picasa site.

The ten “regulars” left Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. (4 vehicles – poor car-pooling) and our first stop was along the causeway to the Tsawwassen Ferry Port.  The tide was very low so no birds were close.  On the south side of the road we saw a pair of Black Oystercatchers with their son/daughter.  A Cormorant swallowing a fish was neat.  Near the ferry berths a small flock of Harlequin Ducks was loafing on the rocks just below us, but no Whimbrels seen.  The rock island was surprisingly covered with more than 100 lazing Harbour Seals.  We continued on through the TFN land and the Ladner fields to River Road and then to Brunswick Point where Ken (thankfully with his scope, but without Anne) and others were waiting or sporadically arrived soon thereafter.

Early birder Langley Tom spotted a Mink in the dyke rocks; coincidentally, Roger had stopped to photograph a roadkill Mink en route to Brunswick Point with his grandchildren.

dead Mink at Westham Island (RM)

dead Mink at Westham Island (RM)

Along the start of the trail several Cedar Waxwings were in the trees and House Finches and Savannah Sparrows in the bushes.  Then we were surprised by a small bird sand-dusting itself in the middle of the path.  This juvenile Marsh Wren was very accommodating, seemingly not bothered by us a mere 10 feet away.  Mom made a fly-past and the youngster then took off after her.  Further along we met Liz, then Aussie Nance, Langley Tom and Grandpa Roger with Jaeda and Ashley.  American Goldfinches were everywhere.  Also lots of Red-winged Blackbirds (and Brown-headed Cowbirds?) and European Starlings.  Warblers were scarce, other than the occasional Common Yellowthroat.  A few Northern Harriers glided by and a Bald Eagle with a huge rodent in its claws entertained the photogs.  Various Wildflowers were in beautiful bloom and fortunately Jaeda & Ashley were able to identify several of them for us.  It’s very refreshing, and helpful with their much keener eye sight, when young people like Julian and Roger’s grandkids join us on our outings.

On the path further along, closer to the shore, we finally saw some Shorebirds, Western Sandpipers and Killdeer.  Terry got a photo of a Least Sandpiper too.  In the bushes among the Goldfinches were a couple of young Bullock’s Orioles that the “good birders” saw and photographed.  Others were watching a less-interesting White-crowned Sparrow.  As we lounged in someone’s deck chairs on the shore, enjoying the ambiance, the cooing of Eurasian-collared Doves and time-challenged Bryan & Janet’s arrival, huge flocks of Swallows, mostly Barn with a few Tree Swallows, hawked insects around us and then landed in rows on lines and barn eaves.  Although the tide was coming in, the large numbers of birds in the Strait on the horizon were too difficult to identify (mostly Gulls).  White Rock Al (aka BOB Al, Birder on Bike) rode to the railway track end of the trail, but reported back saying he saw no new Shorebird species.  As we walked back to our vehicles, more small swarms of Peeps were seen closer to shore, but it was approaching Noon so we couldn’t stay for the tide to bring them closer for better viewing.  A Red-tailed Hawk circled above, not far from their nest near 28 Avenue, but we were blanked on the House Wren, apparently seen at Brunswick a few days earlier.

Some DNCBers continued on to Reifel and saw other Shorebirds including Dowitchers, Red-necked Phalarope, Yellowlegs, Semi-palmated Sandpipers and other Warblers (e.g. Wilson’s) and Waterfowl (e.g. Mergansers).  Others went home to their spousal and grand-parenting duties, feeling exhilarated after another delightful morning outing.

Next Wednesday, August 13 we will have Roger’s Ferry outing to Galiano Island.  We will meet at the Tsawwassen Ferry port around 9:30 a.m. and take the 10:20 a.m. ferry, returning on the 5:50 p.m. ferry, arriving at 6:45 p.m.  Check out our DNCB Blog for more details about this outing, such as lunch plans, walking difficulty, etc.  Each participant will be asked to donate 10 bucks so one or two DNCBers (Mike, WR Al?) can bring his vehicle for “island transport”.  PLEASE EMAIL TOM or ROGER if you think you will be on the Galiano trip – pub needs to know approximate numbers for lunch.

Hope to see some of you this weekend at our Car Boot Sale on Saturday at Centennial Beach or the Animal Expo at Ladner Memorial Park on Sunday at our Nats Display booth.  As always, your comments are encouraged, and please advise if you want off my List to receive this banter.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists’ Society 


Next outing:  Wednesday, August 13 to Galiano Island
– meet at Tsawwassen Ferry port around 9:30 am (suggest TFN parking with Shuttle bus)
– Ferry leaves 10:20, arrives 11:15 am
– returning from Galiano on 5:50 pm ferry, arr. Tsawwassen 6:45 pm
** MORE DETAILS at UPCOMING EVENTS

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