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23 Jun 2018 All Day

Bus Trip 2018: Bow Lake and Peyto Lake

Meeting Date & Time: Saturday, June 23

Meeting Place: Shouldice Athletic Park (gravel parking lot south of Hellard Road)

Meeting Time: 7:30 am

Destination: Bow Lake and Peyto Lake on the Banff-Jasper Highway

Bus Cost: $45 for members, $65 for non-members.

Contact: Penny Smith – 403-249-5997 (home) or 403-807-8137 (cell)

Download the 2018 bus trip itinerary and meeting place description.

 

Registration Options

1) Mail a cheque, and a note including the name(s), email address(es), phone number(s), and whether participant(s) are members, to Nature Calgary, Box 981 Stn. M, Calgary, AB, T2P 2K4
2)  Pay online below

Online Payment tips:  (1)  After entering the number of tickets, etc., and clicking on “Sign up for Event”, you may find that you have been returned to the top of this page. Scroll down till you see a little green box with a “Resume Payment” button, and click that to go to PayPal.  (2) You do not need a PayPal account.  When you get to the PayPal screen, look on the lower right side for “Don’t have a PayPal account?” Click on that and you can use a credit card.

 

Meeting Place

Bus trip meeting place mapWe will be boarding our bus at 7:30 AM.The meeting place will be the large gravel parking lot south of the Hellard Football Stadium in the Shouldice Athletic Park. On Home Road NW drive past the batting cages and turn right onto 13 Ave NW. Proceed to large gravel parking lot on the left (river side) of 13 Ave.

 

Schedule

7:30 AM – Board bus (National Motor Coach)
10:15 AM – Arrive at Peyto Lake, Walk to view point and explore the wildflowers/birds of Bow Summit.
12:00 PM – Arrive at Bow Lake, Lunch and explore for wildflowers/birds or hike to back of Bow Lake (2 km one way).
3:00 PM – Board bus to return to Calgary, option to stop at Castle Junction for snack break.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Arrive back to Calgary.

 

What To Bring

Ensure that you bring your snacks, lunch and water. Note: Food may be purchased at the Simpson Trading Post gift/coffee shop at Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. Also please have appropriate foot wear for the trails maybe wet and muddy plus a layer clothing system for variable weather.

 

 

 

 

28 Jun 2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tour of Don Stiles Red Deer Lake Nestbox Trail

Tour of Don Stiles Red Deer Lake nestbox trail SW of Calgary. See young Mountain Bluebirds and/or Tree Swallows in the nest. We will also watch for other bird species and flowering plants. Meet at the Anderson LRT station, next to Macleod Trail just S of pedestrian overpass. Leader Don Stiles, 403-271-4689.

30 Jun 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bird North Glenmore Park

Bird North Glenmore Park. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access).  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

1 Jul 2018 6:30 am - 10:00 am

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return

5 Jul 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wildflower walk to Nose Hill

Wildflower walk to Nose Hill. Meet at 64 Ave and 14 Street NW parking lot. Leader John McFaul, 403 289-9517.

7 Jul 2018 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Bird Douglasbank Park

Bird Douglasbank Park. Explore the area along the Bow River north of Mallard Point, from the Sue Higgins Bridge to Deerfoot Trail. Meet at the Eaglequest Golf Driving Range on Douglas Range Road SE. From Deerfoot Trail, go south on Douglasdale Blvd, then take the first right onto Douglasbank Drive. Drive 600 m and take a left onto Douglas Range Road SE. Leader, Bob Lefebvre, 403-370-0556.

28 Jul 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bird North Glenmore Park

Bird North Glenmore Park. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access).  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

1 Aug 2018 7:00 am - 10:30 am

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return

11 Aug 2018 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Does the very word “bat” conjure up images of evil, witchcraft, and sorcery? Would it surprise you to know that bats are actually very effective pest exterminators and allow us to enjoy a sliced banana on our cereal and peaches with ice cream? Come and join us for a “Bat Walk” with Cory Olson, Program Coordinator, Alberta Community Bat Program to learn more about these fascinating creatures. After the sun goes down, we’ll use bat detectors to listen to the sounds of foraging bats. This program is weather dependent as bats tend to be most active during good weather (warm, calm, and not raining). Dress appropriately for cooler evening temperatures. A small flashlight will be helpful on the path. As gates are locked between 9:30-10:00 pm, park outside the gates along 9th Avenue. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Joan Walker, herbiehilda@gmail.com, 403-271-4578 by August 6th.

17 Aug 2018 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Nature Kids: “Bat Walk” Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Does the very word “bat” conjure up images of evil, witchcraft, and sorcery? Would it surprise you to know that bats are actually very effective pest exterminators and allow us to enjoy a sliced banana on our cereal and peaches with ice cream? Come and join us for a “Bat Walk” with Cory Olson, Program Coordinator, Alberta Community Bat Program to learn more about these fascinating creatures. After the sun goes down, we’ll use bat detectors to listen to the sounds of foraging bats. This program is weather dependent as bats tend to be most active during good weather (warm, calm, and not raining). Dress appropriately for cooler evening temperatures. A small flashlight will be helpful on the path. As gates are locked between 9:30-10:00 pm, park outside the gates along 9th Avenue. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Joan Walker, herbiehilda@gmail.com, 403-271-4578 by August 11th.

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