Post by canadianwarbler on Mar 4, 2020 20:38:02 GMT -8
A well attended open house at Nicomekl School Weds evening brought a huge sigh of relief to the many who attended. Plans for a children's playground and walkway into the pond have been dropped. That's great news for the birds, nature lovers and birders who visit from around the Lower Mainland. There is talk of an observation tower near the car park overlooking but not intruding on the floodplain retention pond, a good place to see Wilson's Snipe and Virginia Rail. Personally I think that might add to overall birding experience. I am sure there will be more information forthcoming in the local media. Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting. John Gordon
Post by canadianwarbler on Mar 5, 2020 10:09:47 GMT -8
Hi Nick and others, The Langley Field Naturalists (LFN) will be monitoring any adverse developments and acting as advocates for the area. It was in fact the LFN who suggested the idea the lagoon become a nature reserve back in 1985.
John Gordon Langley Field Naturalists Meet every 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. at the Langley Music School.
Post by murraybrown on Mar 9, 2020 11:54:22 GMT -8
Good for you and the rest of your group John. That's a pretty special spot and I'm glad it's being recognized as such. I used to spend a lot of time there in the 90's and saw some great birds. It was one of the most reliable locations for close up and obliging Green Heron.