Upcoming and Recent Events
Christmas Bird Count (24th Annual)
White Nose Syndrome
Key messages from the BC Community Bat Project regarding recent detection of Pd in BC.
Annual General Meeting 2024
When: Sunday, February 11, 2024 4pm-5:30pm
Where: at the Hub.
Tea/coffee and snacks provided Email lillooetns @ gmail.com
Promoting the enjoyment and understanding of nature for naturalists and the public.
Canyon to Alpine
Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition
The Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition is now available for purchase. It covers 32 day hikes that take you from the arid interior drylands of the Fraser Canyon to the high alpine. The revised and expanded second edition includes:
trail and access information with 12 new hikes
route maps and topographical information
over 100 new colour photos showcasing each hike
expanded natural history section
Out of town orders: email@example.com
Lillooet and Area BioBlitz
Held June 3-5, 2022
BioBlitz Summary (PDF)
A BioBlitz is a citizen-science initiative, where people look to identify as many species as possible within a set time frame and over a given area.
BioBlitz’s are a fun way for people, whether they are naturalists, scientists or curious members of the public, to connect to their environment while generating useful data for science and conservation.
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Bluebird Trail Outing
On May 14th a group of 9 Lillooet Naturalists took a spring outing to Diamond S Ranch to check the bluebird nest boxes.
The elevation gain took us back in time to early blossoming of Saskatoon bushes and balsam root. We split up into 3 groups and checked the contents of the nest boxes, working from each end of the ranch. Early nest building is underway by mountain bluebirds but few have laid eggs yet.
We walked to the ponds on the Milk Ranch road and added cinnamon teal, killdeer, shoveler, yellow rump warbler, meadow lark, Wilson’s snipe, Northern harrier, tree swallows and more, for a total of 36 bird species observed during the day.
The plant Spring Beauty, of cultural importance to Indigenous peoples, was in bloom, covering the ground like snow in some areas.
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Letters and Reports
Christmas Bird Count 2021
Held: Sunday, December 26th, 2021 AM/PM. Sharp-shinned hawk image courtesy of Ian Routley.
March 4, 2021 Letter to Jackie.Tegart.MLA and Letter to George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy RE: Managing Increased Camping and Backcountry Use Through Increased Funding for Rec Sites and Park
LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY REPORT: 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Outreach Trailer Upgrades 2020
Salmon in the Canyon - FraserFEST
Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground
Come celebrate the greatest salmon spawning river in the world.
Games & activities, information booths, Farmers Market, local artist booths, locally grown and harvested food prepared in Lillooet, music by local performers and featureing Rachelle van Zanten from the Cariboo. Bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for supper.
Sponsored by Cayoose Creek St'at'imc and Lillooet Naturalist Society.
A bat condominium went up on January 26, 2018 at the Lower Spawning Channel, Lillooet BC. Now we wait for the spring and the bats!
Doug Grossler – pole and platform
Sheldon Andrew – concrete and placing pole
Scott Bodaly – master carpenter
John Redan – crew
Kim North – Splitrock site supervisor and rock crew
Vivian BJ – mad conductor and rock crew
Professional consultation and design – Dr. Cori Lausen
Cost of basic condo material paid by ‘Got Bats?’, other materials and time donated
Mascot dog – ‘Mylu’
Pole in Concrete
Rocks and Sand into Core
Finale with cupola
Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events
LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.
Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.
Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!
Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.
The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.