DNCB Outing No. 2016-38 to Point Roberts, WA

DNCB at Point Roberts (RM)

DNCB at Point Roberts (photo by Roger M) – click on photo for large version

See more photos at DNCB Flickr site

Report will be posted here SOON!

Next Tuesday, October 4, we will leave from Petra’s at 7:30 am for Queen Elizabeth Park (not Serpentine Fen).  We expect to meet others around 8:15 am at the QE Park parking lot near the entrance to the mini golf course.

DNS Monthly Meeting (and AGM) on Tues. October 4 at Benediction Lutheran Church at 7:30 pm; guest speaker Emma Langson about “Devil in the Deep Blue Sea: Plastic!”

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Black Scoter, California Gull, Harlequin Duck, Lighthouse Marine Park, Lily Point Park, Parasitic Jaeger, Point Roberts, Turkey Vulture | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2016-38 to Blackie Spit & Rene Savenye Park

Over 20 DNCBers (see list below) enjoyed a gorgeous morning at Blackie Spit and Rene Savenye Park with many up-close-and-personal sightings of some neat species.  Check out photo evidence on our DNCB Flickr site.

Sightings included: Black Turnstone, Common Loons, Red-necked and Horned Grebes, Green Heron, Long-billed Curlew, three Marbled Godwits, Black-bellied Plovers, Greater Yellowlegs (maybe Lessers too), Long-billed Dowitchers, Savannah, Song and White-crowned Sparrows, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harriers, both Red and Yellow Shafted Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Anna’s Hummingbirds, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, House and Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, Bushtits, many Great Blue Herons, American Wigeon (no Eurasian ID’d), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Mallards, Ring-billed and Glaucous-winged Gulls, a few Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants, herds of Harbour Seals, and other common stuff (e.g. Northwestern Crows).  (My Birds of the Day in Bold Purple.)

Roger took Group Photo.  Dave Mackie, White Rock Alice and new grandmother Marian Pastore came late. Nine of us had a super lunch (Omelette and Beer) at the Boundary Bay Airport restaurant (see Roger’s photo).  Hopefully someone (Debbi?) will do a more interesting report for our/Ken’s website.  I am leaving early Thursday morning for Prince George and the BC Nature Fall Meetings and Conference.

At Blackie Spit today were Roger, Roy, Mike, Marion, Rob & Marylile, Margaretha, Marian, Julie, Liz & Alan, Francine, Valerie, Alice, Brian, Chris, David, Debbi, Glen, & Joanne R from Langley Nats.

Next Wednesday, Sept. 28, DNCB outing will be to Point Roberts, leaving Petra’s at 7:30 am and meeting at Lighthouse Park around 8:00 a.m.

Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Cooper's Hawk, Green Heron, Harbour Seal, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Marbled Godwit, Northern Harrier, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Finch, Red-necked Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Birds on the Bay Outing No. 2016-37 in Boundary Bay Regional Park

Under gorgeous sunshine this morning, we had more than 30 participants in our quarterly Birds on the Bay (BOTB) outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park (BBRP).  Check out photos (soon I hope) on our new DNCB Flickr site.  Also see this report and earlier reports and Delta Nats info on our website.

At 9:00 am, we all gathered at historic Cammidge House (CH).  Following registration of the newbies and several Langley Field Naturalists, Roger spotted a raptor in the tree behind the house which we finally determined was a Northern Harrier (white rump).  Then we set out on our amble toward Centennial Beach.  Some small birds were in the bushes by the slough at the end of the driveway, possibly Marsh Wrens and Common Yellowthroats.  Some saw an Orange-crowned Warbler.  The pond by the new native species garden was unusually devoid of birdlife except for one Mallard and a Brewer’s Blackbird on the mud shore.  Following the usual frustration of “herding cattle”, we finally got everyone together for a Group Photo, taken by both Langley Anne G and Roger.

DNCB at Centennial Park pond - photo by Roger M (click on photo to see large version

DNCB at Centennial Park pond – photo by Roger M click on photo to see large version

At the beach, the tide was way out and we saw no shorebirds.  In the distance were rows of ducks, we think were American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal and Mallards, with lots of Canada Geese too.  Several Great Blue Herons there too, but interestingly, I didn’t see any Bald Eagles in the Bay today.  Most have gone fishing elsewhere in the province.  Newbie Langley Ralph (my new BFF) carried our priceless Scope and it was very helpful, but we still couldn’t ID the far out waterfowl.  We could identify the small flock of Cedar Waxwings in the Willow tree.  We heard a Greater Yellowlegs calling, but couldn’t find it.  Fortunately, we saw about 10 later in the 12th Avenue lagoon by the Pump House.  Leaving the beach, a Peregrine Falcon flew by, giving some of us a bit of a thrill.

We continued our walk along the trail, seeing Anna’s Hummingbirds, House Finches, Spotted Towhees, White-crowned and Song Sparrows, and trying to avoid being hit by the many cyclists.  Regarding the latter, we were 99% successful, the one crash scaring the cyclist more than the DNCBer.  Understandably, it’s very difficult for a cyclist to avoid a disjointed convoy of 30 aimlessly chattering birders whose least focus is on other traffic on the path.  At the Lookout Tower, we herded the group again for another photo; this amusement took the sting off not seeing many birds this morning.

Roger M (click on photo to see large version)

DNCB at Lookout Tower – photo by Roger M click on photo to see large version

Another Northern Harrier glided by, and we saw a Savannah Sparrow in the dunes.  At the Pump House a flock of Canada Geese and Mallards were close to shore.  We picked out a Greater White-fronted Goose among them (Bird of the Day for some) and we could see it clearly, especially through Ralph’s Scope.  House Sparrows were around, but since the tide was still way out, no shorebirds, other than the 10 afore-mentioned Yellowlegs.  We dreamed of seeing the Black-necked Stilt which for the last few days has been just across the Bay at 64th Street.

We took the inland trail back to CH, walking briskly to ensure 11:30 am arrival.  Some saw Downy Woodpeckers, a Northern Flicker, American Goldfinch, Barn Swallows, and a Song Sparrow that was almost an early-arrived Fox Sparrow.  Of course, Roger was the only person to see a Merlin flypast, and he searched in vain for the Yellow-breasted Chat (seen several years ago).

We got back to CH almost on time where the Delta Nats Ladies, Elizabeth, Jean and Jennifer welcomed us with a scrumptious array of home-made goodies.  When I arrived, there was only one of Sandra’s legendary Egg Salad Sandwiches left.  And Jennifer’s Scones, both cheese and sultana, and Elizabeth’s Double Chocolate Cookies, Blueberry Squares and Shortbread were wolfed down quickly by the starving scavengers.  I often wonder whether the large attendance at these BOTB events is to see the beauties of Nature in our paradisiacal Boundary Bay Park, or for the DNS Ladies’ Goodies.  Another awesome BOTB event.

Next Wednesday, September 21, we will leave Petra’s at 7:30 am for Blackie Spit (Tide is favourable).  We expect to meet at the Spit parking lot around 8:00 am, and perhaps do Elgin Park later in the morning.  Note this change from the Destination Schedule on our website.

Also, effective October 4, our outings will change to Tuesdays from Wednesday (I play hockey on Wednesdays).  As always, your comments are encouraged, and let me know if these weekly verbose reports are sufficiently irritating that you want off my List.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

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DNCB Outing No. 2016-36 on Boundary Bay Dike at 104th St.

DNCB at Boundary Bay dike (photo by Marion S) - click on photo to see large version

DNCB at Boundary Bay dike (photo by Marion S) – click on photo to see large version

Twenty-three (wow) DNCBers enjoyed a walk on the mud and the path at the 104th St. entrance to the Boundary Bay dike path. Lots of migrants in the Bay and we had some good sightings on a cloudy but comfortable Wednesday morning. Check out photo evidence on our new DNCB Group Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/search/?group_id=3027315%40N23&text=2016-36&view_all=1.

We met at 8:00 am at the Heritage Airport parking lot at the 104th Street entrance to the Boundary Bay dike path.  The tide was way out, but we could see lots of Black-bellied Plovers and ducks and gulls in the distance.  We decided to walk the path toward the Mansion and wait for the incoming tide to bring the Shorebirds in closer.  Of course, our intrepid explorer Roger marched out onto the mudflats to get closer to the shorebirds.  We saw little birds in the shrubs along the path including: Song, White- & Golden-crowned, and Savannah Sparrows (Lincoln’s?), Common Yellowthroat warblers, and American Goldfinches.  As for Raptors, a Peregrine raised the Shorebirds as it flew along the distant water’s edge; a Merlin raced over us; we spooked a Cooper’s Hawk which flew inland into the bushes; and a Northern Harrier glided over the fields where several farmer’s machines were harvesting Beets.

A few Shorebirds were close to us on the trail.  We had fun distinguishing Pectoral (yellow legs) and Baird’s (black legs) Sandpipers.  Killdeer were easier.  Out on the mudflats, Roger would phone regularly to say he saw some Sanderling, Dunlin, or Peeps out there which he identified as Least and Semi-palmated Sandpipers among the plovers.  Lots of Ring-billed Gulls and Great Blue Herons there to.  Thousands of ducks were in the water beyond the shorebirds; we could ID only Green-winged Teal, but know there were other species.   Although we didn’t see them, other birders that morning saw a couple of Red Knots, a Marbled Godwit, Whimbrel and both American and Pacific Golden Plovers among the Black-bellied Plovers.  We were blanked on our target birds the Ruff and Buff-breasted Sandpipers, also seen earlier in the week.

Walking back from the Mansion the American Pipits finally appeared for close looks. Roger was enthralled with the different plumages of the European Starlings.  And a confusing flock of immature Brown-headed Cowbirds landed in a small tree.  Although we could see the different plumages of the Black-bellied Plovers (some still had black bellies), by noon the tide had not come in as much as we had hoped, so the birds were still a long way out.  So we aborted the outing and went to the RiverHouse Pub in Ladner for lunch.  Although the RiverHouse is next to my home, I had a meeting so didn’t stay for lunch, but I was told the fare was tasty for the 10 DNCBers.

The twenty-three were: Roger M who finally persuaded Chris McV and Mike B to join him out in the mud, Rob M, Marion S, Kirsten W, Margaretha, returnees Jonathan & Lorraine, Ken & Anne, White Rock’s Al & Alice, North Van Rick H, Burnaby Fisherman Roy (back from Haida Guai) & Solveig, Langley’s Wim, Flickr Guides Glen B & Ladner Jack Mac, photog’s David M & Liz S, our youthful member Eric L and me.  With so many participants, some of whom were even a bit interesting, it was a real chatfest, so it didn’t matter that the group was often spread out and we didn’t have a hi-lite reel of sightings.  Nonetheless, another super DNCB outing.

Next Wednesday, September 14, is our quarterly Birds on the Bay outing.  We will meet at and leave from heritage Cammidge House at 9:00 am on our 2 ½ hour amble around Boundary Bay Regional Park – see Rochelles’s Poster for details.

FYI, last Saturday, we had our last Car Boot Sale at Centennial Beach, as well as our last DNS Display event at the Day at the Farm on Westham Island.  Both these events were very successful; thanks to the many Nats members who volunteered at both.

As always, your comments encouraged, and please advise me if you want off my list to receive these inane reports. Apologies for tardiness with this report however these aforementioned events, golf tournaments and grandparent duties took precedence, plus our 43rd wedding anniversary. Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

Posted in *DNCB, 104 Street, American Pipit, Black-bellied Plover, Boundary Bay, Cooper's Hawk, Delta Heritage AirPark, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Pectoral Sandpiper, Peregrine Falcon, Semi-palmated Sandpiper | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2016-35 to Drayton Harbour & Semiahmoo Spit, Blaine, Washington

DNCB group at Semiahmoo Bay - photo by Roger (click on photo to see large version)

DNCB group at Semiahmoo Bay – photo by Roger click on photo to see large version

Ten DNCBers enjoyed a wet but fun Wednesday morning circling Drayton Harbour and Semiahmoo Bay in Blaine, Washington.  Check out some photo evidence on our new DNCB Flickr website.

Eight of us (Pat & Manli, plus WR Al, and Mike drove Chris, Terry, Roger and me) met at the Peace Arch Park parking lot at 7:30 am and car-pooled across the Border.  Very smooth crossing with very little traffic.  It was spitting rain at our meeting place at Blaine Harbour Park.  The tide was out and there were lots of waterfowl way out, including Surf and White-winged Scoters.  Several Killdeer, Ring-billed Gulls and a couple of Caspian Terns were the only interesting close in birds.  We walked the park trail out to the lookout.  Hundreds of Cormorants, Pelagic and Double-crested on the rock break walls.  Not a lot of other stuff around other than a few Common Loons and a Red-necked Grebe.

We drove through Blaine to WR Al’s favourite spot where the house feeder only had House Sparrows and a couple of White-crowned Sparrows.  In the trees around the parking lot were Rufous Hummingbirds, Eurasian-collared Doves, Northern Flickers and Cedar Waxwings.  Next stop at the Semiahmoo Museum was a bit better.  A Cooper’s Hawk flew over late arriving Gareth.  Three Belted Kingfishers were on rocks on the Semiahmoo Bay side.  More Scoters and a Horned Grebe in the bay.  On the Drayton Harbour side were lots of Canada Geese, but we couldn’t identify any of the far-out ducks, perhaps a Ruddy Duck.  Moving closer to the Marina, we saw several Harlequin Ducks and one Scaup species.  Thirty-four Harbour Seals were lounging on the dock; Roger counted them.

Denise (aka Uma) joined us as we walked around the Marina to the lookout over to White Rock.  Several large Jellyfish and Starfish amused us here, and we took a Group Photo of the ten.  We were too early for the arrival of the wintering diving ducks.  It was only 11:15 am and there were lots of folk eating in the Semiahmoo Resort Restaurant, so we decided to join them.  Too early for lunch (and beer), but the Peanut Butter & Cheese Omelette along with Purple Potatoes was probably the most exciting discovery of the day.

The Border to Canada was smooth too and I got home around 1:30 pm (early by normal DNCB standards).  Although we didn’t see as many species as expected, it’s always a very enjoyable outing to Blaine, and we were glad we had changed the destination from the completely fogged in Mount Baker (and road-closed).

Next Wednesday, Sept. 7, we will leave Petra’s at 7:30 am for an outing along the Boundary Bay dike (change from Barnston Island), meeting at the Heritage Airport parking lot on 104th St at 8:00 am.

Don’t forget our first 2016/17 Delta Nats meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30 pm at the Benediction Lutheran Church.  Glen Bodie and Jack MacDonald will make a short presentation on our new DNCB Flickr site for photos, and guest speaker Graham Sunderland will give a presentation on his adventures as the Naturalist on Alaskan and other Cruise Ships.

As always, your comments are welcome, and let me know if you want off my List to receive these uninteresting recounts of our weekly visits to nature paradises in BC and its surroundings.  Wishing you all a happy Labour Day Weekend.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

Posted in *DNCB, Blaine Marine Park, Caspian Tern, Cooper's Hawk, Drayton Harbor, Harbour Seal, Harlequin Duck, Pelagic Cormorant, Red-necked Grebe, Ruddy Duck, Semiahmoo Spit | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2016-34 to Iona Regional Park

Ten DNCBers spent a very enjoyable, but frustrating Wednesday morning at Iona Regional Park and the adjacent sewage ponds.  We saw lots of neat species, but we had a frustrating time trying to identify the different warblers, sandpipers, flycatchers and even sparrows.  Check out Glen’s photos on our new DNCB Flickr website, and help with ID’s if you can.  Other photos by Chris, Uma and others will be on our website with this report, and hopefully soon everyone will be putting their shots on our new Flickr site.

Four DNCBers (Glen, Mike B, Marian P and Chris McV) left Petra’s at 7:30 a.m. and met me, and my son’s Jeep, at the Templeton Canada Line Train Station, where I picked up newbie Cynthia C.  With Cynthia bubbling with excitement riding in my “toy”, we convoyed to Iona where Jean G, another newbie Margaret P and Uma were waiting at the washroom parking lot.  The tide was way out, so we couldn’t see any Shorebirds, and the pond was bare until a flock of about 15 Red-breasted Mergansers landed, then took off before most could see them.  Following intros of the Newbies, Uma took the Group Photo of eight of us.  Time-challenged Biker Liz joined us later and “lone wolf” Alberto was on the jetty searching for the Wandering Tattlers, and Ruddy Turnstones.

We started our regular walk toward the north pond which was full of ducks that all looked the same (non-breeding plumage).  Upon scanning closely, mostly via Jean’s scope, we picked out a Pied-billed Grebe, some Gadwalls and Green-winged Teal among the Mallards.  Lots of Swallows flying around, mostly Tree and a few Barn, and probably other Swallow species we couldn’t ID.  Along the trail were a couple of Cedar Waxwings, then we got excited by several Flycatchers, which I couldn’t ID.  Glen thinks they were Alder Flycatchers.

We entered the back gate to the Sewage Lagoons where several swarms of Peeps were majestically weaving over the ponds.  We think they were Semi-palmated Sandpipers, but could have been Westerns or Least, or all three.  We saw Yellowlegs (Greater or Lesser?) along the shore, and it could have been the Stilt Sandpiper seen at Iona last week.  There were a few other Sandpipers sporadically feeding around the edge of the ponds.  We did confirm a bobbing Spotted Sandpiper and a Pectoral Sandpiper in the middle, and of course, Killdeer.  We cannot confirm seeing a Buff-breasted or Solitary Sandpiper, which were seen there this week.  Among the mostly Mallard and Gadwall ducks were a few Northern Shovelers.

In the trees and bushes near the back entrance, Mike B first sighted a Warbler, and then we saw several more.  Again ID frustration caught us; non-breeding plumage.  We’re fairly certain one or two were Yellow Warblers.  Some think an Orange-crowned was there too.  Probably Common Yellowthroat too.

We exited via the back gate and followed the trail toward the Fraser.  We began seeing Sparrows, which weren’t all Song Sparrows.  One had yellow markings on its head, and it wasn’t a Savannah Sparrow, although we did see several Savannahs.  One of Chris McVie’s shots looks like a Lincoln’s Sparrow.  A Brewer’s Sparrow was seen here later on Wednesday.  Several flocks of Double-crested Cormorants flew south in V’s above us, and pterodactyl Great Blue Herons were everywhere, and we had no trouble identifying these.  A few Purple Martins were still around too.

As we got back to the beach behind the washrooms, the tide was in, and we guessed that the Shorebirds were now in the sewage ponds; good timing by us (not).  Someone commented that we hadn’t seen a raptor, then a Merlin flew by and our almost-competent photogs had already put their cameras in the car.  Meanwhile, I scoped Uma who was at the end of the jetty photographing the Wandering Tattlers.  We discussed, for about three seconds, walking out the jetty, and decided instead to go to the Flying Beaver for beer and lunch.  We can see the Tattlers in Uma’s, Glen’s and Roger’s photos.

I dropped the effervescent Cynthia at the Templeton station, then wolfed down the delicious Beef Dip, Salad, and 1516 Beer at the Beaver.  And I got home with Sandra’s Iced Capp at a decent 1:30 p.m.  Another awesome outing, despite the frustrations.

Next Wednesday, August 31, Mount Baker outing CANCELLED (unless weather forecast changes); new destination Blaine, Washington (Drayton Harbor & Semiahmoo Spit).  We will leave Petra’s at 7:00 a.m. leave Peace Arch parking at 7:30 a.m.

Also check out earlier outing reports and photos, and my recent report on our two DNS Display events, Starry Night at Deas Island and the Ladner Animal Expo.  This Sunday, August 29, we will have our Nats Display at the annual Richmond Raptor Festival at Terra Nova Park.  Join us if you can.

As always, comments encouraged, and let me know if this repetitive drivel annoys you and you want off my e-mail list.  Cheers: Tom

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

Posted in *DNCB, Alder Flycatcher, Iona, Merlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Pied-billed Grebe, Purple Martin, Red-breasted Merganser, Spotted Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler | Leave a comment

Starry Night at Deas Island Park & Ladner Animal Expo at Memorial Park

Delta Nats: Your fantastic DNS Display Team had our hands-on, educational and very popular Display at two events this past weekend.  We participated in Metro Vancouver’s annual Starry Night at Deas Island Park on Saturday evening, August 20, then again on Sunday, August 21 in the annual Ladner Animal Expo at Memorial Park.  The weather was super and both events were well attended, although I think both had fewer attendees than last year.  Tonnes of adults and kids visited our booth; check out Terry’s photo evidence at:  https://goo.gl/photos/QfaYXLdxrrBaWkfv8.  Roger’s, Marylile’s and other’s photos will be on our DNCB website once Webmaster Ken posts this report.

Starry Night at Deas Island Park (Saturday 20 August)
At 5:45 p.m. on Saturday evening, Display Team Coordinator Terry Carr, along with the always-dependable Roger Meyer and Mike Betts, loaded our exhibit stuff from our locker at Centennial Beach into Roger’s van.  They set up our Nats tent in our regular spot in Deas Island Park, with four tables of material, plus two smaller tables behind.

The exhibit material on the four tables was arranged masterfully, with some new and improved material, thanks in large part to Terry and Marylile.  We had lots of Volunteers showing and explaining stuff to the visitors.  Joyce & Boudi did yeoman service at both events.  Marian P, Mike B and Donna T were awesome, too, entertaining the public.

The two smaller tables behind our Nats tent were for colouring and our new “Vomit Exhibit”.  Interestingly, the Colouring Table was not only popular for the kids, but several adults spent 20-30 minutes sitting there colouring owls and other species we offered.  Apparently Adult Colouring is a new fad.

However, our Nats “Featured Performance” was Roger cutting up Owl Pellets at the Vomit table.  He was surrounded for hours by kids and adults, fascinated with his demonstrating, and their participation, in dissecting these pellets.

MV Parks staff were even intrigued with one of Roger’s pellets that contained a shorebird/sandpiper skull and bill.  I think our Booth was the most popular of all at Starry Night.  And we even saw a few Bats at sunset, leaving the attic of the historic Raymond Burr House.

Ladner Animal Expo at Memorial Park (Sunday 21 August)
On Saturday, around 9:00 a.m. Roger, Mike and Terry again unloaded the exhibit material from Roger’s van at Memorial Park for the Animal Expo, around the same spot where we set up last year.  Our Display wasn’t quite as large as the night before, but no less interesting, educational and fun.

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While I was there, there was a steady stream of visitors, and they all seemed impressed and intrigued with our exhibits.  Our enthusiastic Nats Volunteers, namely Val, Anita, Joyce & Boudi, Marylile & Rob and our Animal Expo liaison Elizabeth, continuously regaled our visitors with brilliant commentary that elicited smiles and gasps of amazement.  Some kids enjoyed our Colouring Table too, despite being surrounded by a bunch of Dog Houses, part of our neighbouring booth’s Paint a Dog House Competition.  Margaretha brought her delicious homemade Plum Pastries to treat the late shift Volunteers.

Around 3:30 p.m., we tore down the Display in quick and organized fashion and loaded it into Roger’s van.  He and Mike returned it to our Centennial Beach locker.

These were two very successful events where I felt very pleased and proud to be a Nat.  Our Display is first class with its variety of nests, bones, skins, artifacts, posters, photos and hands-on stuff that entertain and educate kids and adults.  And our Display Team of Volunteers led by Terry and Marylile is Top Class.  Like me, I think other Nats volunteers get a nice feeling of accomplishment after serving at these events.  The promotion of Nature Education is an important aspect of our Nats club.

Our next event is the Richmond Raptor Festival on Sunday, August 28 and our final 2016 event is Day at the Farm on Sunday, September 10.  Hope to see more Nats participating.

Tom Bearss, President, Delta Naturalists Society

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