The March Fish Creek Speaker Series
Fantastic Fossils: Where, How, and Why to Find Them
Presented by Ben Borkovic, Palaeontologist with the Royal Tyrrell Museum Flood Mitigation Project
Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Palaeontology is alive and well in Alberta. Since the floods of June 2013 numerous dinosaur fossils have been discovered and collected as part of a dedicated effort to recover at-risk specimens. These, and other discoveries, are advancing our understanding of Cretaceous Alberta’s dinosaur fauna and have resulted in new scientific publications. Come learn about some newly unearthed Alberta specimens, how they were found and collected, and why they matter for the future of dinosaur palaeontology.
Free for Friends Members and $5.00 for Non-Members. Registration is Required. For info or to register visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/fossils.
Bebo Grove Early Spring Walk with Wayne Meikle
Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This is a great event for families to get together and learn about Fish Creek Provincial Park! Join Friends of Fish Creek founding member, Wayne Meikle, on an Early Spring walk through Bebo Grove and learn about some of the fascinating and little-known history of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Wayne Meikle was one of the original founding members of the Friends of Fish Creek 25 years ago and he continues to be one of our most dedicated volunteers. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape with this treasured local expert as your guide. Only $5 per person and registration is required. Meet at Bebo Grove Day Use area, south end of 24th St. SW. For more info visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/event/bebo.
Spring Birding Course Starts Monday, April 2, 2018
Increase your knowledge of fascinating bird species as they return from their wintering grounds and see them in their local habitats! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, the Spring Birding Course will help you to identify the newly arriving migrant birds, and allow you to become familiar with the valuable bird habitat near you. As a fundraiser for the Friends of Fish Creek, volunteer instructor and lifelong naturalist Gus Yaki and other will once again conduct these courses knowledgeable and experienced volunteer instructors. Registration Required. To register, and for fees and course times, please visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/programs/birding-course.
Park Protectors Needed!
Become a Park Protector and help protect and preserve Fish Creek Provincial Park. As an alternative to annual membership renewals, the Park Protector program may suit your busy lifestyle a little better. As a Fish Creek Provincial Park Protector, you can make monthly donations to the Friends of Fish Creek, which are automatically withdrawn from your bank account, VISA or MasterCard account. Park Protectors never have to worry about keeping donations or membership up to date and will receive one tax receipt a year. For more info visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/park-protector-signup.
25th Anniversary Brick Pathway – Phase 1 Now Installed and Phase 2 Bricks are Selling Fast!
Thank you to everyone who dedicated a brick, we sincerely appreciate your support! An anniversary brick would make an amazing gift for anyone you know who enjoys visiting Fish Creek or as a memorial to a loved one. Become part of history and show your support for this cherished natural area by dedicating a brick today. Bricks are only $250 each and you will receive a tax receipt. For more information contact the Friends or visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/brick.
Autumn Colour, Fish Creek Provincial Park
As a part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations local artist, Master Pointillist, and long-time Friends supporter Jim Pescott, created a beautiful original painting. There are less than 25 limited edition prints available. Each limited-edition print is numbered and signed by Jim, and comes with a certificate of authenticity! We also have smaller “open edition” prints (not numbered or signed by the artist) for sale. For more information, please drop by the office or visit www.friendsoffishcreek.org/store.