Promoting the enjoyment and understanding of nature for naturalists and the public.
Nature in the Time of Physical Distancing
Website Photo Gallery: We invite you to share some photos of natural observations you may make from your home or on your solitary walks. MJ will post them on our website for all of us to enjoy. For example, happy to see Sage buttercups in the yard this past week, and Geoff has a bobcat recorded, last week on his property.
Virtual Bird Count: As the Spring arrival of various birds occurs, maybe a note of first sightings? Mountain bluebirds and meadowlarks are here now. We suggest two ways to track these. First, entering these sightings on eBird would be terrific. It's not hard to register and participate and it is solid citizen science. Maybe people will find a little extra time to do this?
Secondly, sightings can be shared and posted to our ever-growing list.
Bird Song Opera (Mozart’s Magic Flute), sung by a cast of songbirds.
BC Nature E-News
Annual General Meeting
Held: Sunday 26 January 2020 1-3 PM
Over 30 people joined the Naturalist Society for our 2020 AGM. It was a lively meeting with updates from LRISS, LORCA and the new Volunteer Connect and ACT groups among others. We reviewed our by-laws and voted in favour of updates recommended by the committee. We also heard about the Christmas bird counts and other events over the past year and made plans for the upcoming year Finances were reviewed and approved and plans made for 2020. One event in the spring of 2020 is a BC Nature botany workshop. This was posted on BC Nature as an event and completely filled up with participants within a day. The Lillooet naturalists will be assisting with local knowledge and logistics as well as hosting a workshop on botany open to everyone. One of the strengths of the Naturalist group is in it's network with other groups such as the library and the invasive species 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
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:
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.
Salmon in the Canyon - FraserFEST
Held: Saturday, August 5th, 2018 Time: 3 - 9 PM
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. Poster.