It's glorious outside, and we are thinking that Margaret Atwood is right,
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt",
so we've planned for a curiosity hike exploring the fascinating world of Mosses
and Lichens, on April 14 from 1-3:00 p.m. This wonderful
outing was arranged with Dr. Terry McIntosh last autumn via satellite
connection in the Yukon where he was conducting research. He is keen to meet
with us for a walk-and-talk, having already heard about our wonderful members
- yes, you are known :).
Please note that the location
is not confirmed. Terry
is coming from Vancouver to scout the best location. We will send notice as
soon as possible. It looks like it will be Little Mountain or a Cultus Lake
Chilliwack Field Naturalists Pollinator Planting
Our long-time supporters and the local naturalist club for adults, the
Chilliwack Field Naturalists, have invited our group to a stewardship
Pollinator Planting on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Camp
River Wildlife Area. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please let us know
if you plan to attend, so they know how much pizza to order.
A giant thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who helped at our
Critterscaping stewardship project at the Cheam Lake Wetlands. We are
continuously inspired by all of you! In case you missed it, The
Progress did a video
piece on our project, and for many of you who wanted to make it and
couldn't, we'll be doing follow-ups a few times over the summer to make sure
our plants are thriving.
Lastly, Barbara Nickel wrote about our poetry session on her blog if
you would like to take a peek. She shared with us that her work with our
group was a highlight of her year!
Laurie, Mairi, & Kevin
de Jong, Mairi Lippa & Kevin Antonishen, Volunteer leaders
Eastern Fraser Valley NatureKids
The Nature Exploration Club for Families