NOTE: We are back to our previous meeting location
St Alban the Martyr Anglican Church
537 Main St.
Glen Williams, (Georgetown) Ont. (MAP)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 cancelled

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Subject: Witness of the Natural World
It is a fair assessment to say that we come into the world knowing next to nothing. Everyone has a different story to tell but generally our knowledge expands through the early years thanks to assistance from our parents. From there, we develop deeper knowledge of many possible topics and but focus primarily on the ones of personal interest.
The presentation will show the process that was followed by Bill McIlveen, long time Club Member as he developed his extensive knowledge of the natural environment and the relevant role that human activities have played in it. The process involved formal education as well as exposure to many types of information including informal means, travel, and assorted other methods.

Speaker: Dr. William (Bill) McIlveen
W.D. (Bill) McIlveen received his B.Sc. (Agr.) ’69 and M.Sc. ’71. from the University of Guelph and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the Pennsylvania State University (1977). He was the Senior Terrestrial Toxicologist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for over 25 years conducting investigations of many types of environmental contaminant problems including acidic precipitation. Afterwards, he was an environmental consultant conducting biological inventories (flora and fauna) throughout Ontario. He is a member of many environmental organizations and has served as an advisor to environmental committees in Halton and Peel. He was involved with such things as the land reclamation in the Sudbury area as part of the Vegetation Enhancement Technical Advisory Committee (VETAC) sponsored by the Regional Municipality of Sudbury and served as an adjunct professor at Laurentian University. He has authored or co-authored over 525 articles or reports relating to widely-diverse topics including assorted biota, environmental matters, geology and history for publication ranging from naturalist club newsletters to government reports to refereed journals. As well, he has given numerous presentations on a diverse range of topics to interested groups.

Doors open at 7:00 for greeting and social chat.
St Alban’s Church

Presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June unless otherwise stated. Meetings take place at St Alban the Martyr Anglican Church
537 Main St.
Glen Williams, (Georgetown) Ont.


Past Speakers


  • September 13, 2022 – CVC’s Butterfly Blitz with mention of West Virginia White butterflies: Laura Timms PhD
  • May 10, 2022 – Monitoring Bird Boxes on CVC Properties: Christina Kovacs
  • April 12, 2022 – The Galapagos Islands : Elizabeth Szekeres
  • March 8, 2022 – Eat the Beetles: David Waltner-Toews
  • February 8, 2022 – Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-feeding Creatures: Bill Schutt
  • January 11, 2022 – Trail Cameras How They Work: Janet Pesaturo
  • November 9, 2021 – Algonquin Park: Michael Runtz
  • October 12, 2021 – A fifth limb: tails of hanging around in the Neotropical rain forest: Fiona Reid
  • September 14, 2021 – From endangered Redside Dace to stunning Brook Trout: Don Scallen
  • June 8, 2021 – Ontario Prairies, Savannahs and Grasslands: Dan Stuart
  • May 11, 2021 – The wildlife of the Pribilof Islands: Rich Hoyer
  • April 13, 2021 – Caterpillars the Whole Story: Caterpillars, Connections, and Why Biodiversity Matters: Sam Jaffe
  • March 9, 2021 – Saving South American Giants (giant armadillos): Arnaud Desbiez
  • February 9, 2021 – Central American Amphibians and Reptiles: Twan Leenders
  • January 12, 2021 – Beautiful Nocturnal Creatures – Costa Rican Night Life: Tracie Stice, Gianfranco Gomez
  • November 10, 2020 – Come Walk With Us: Sonya and Sean Morton walking journey across Canada
  • March 10, 2020 – Local Insect Discovery
  • February 11, 2020 – Bill McIlveen
  • January 14, 2020 – Ontario Herptiles
  • November 12, 2019 – The Special Wetlands of the Hamilton Watershed
  • October 8, 2019 – Toxic Animals
  • September 10, 2019  – Tropical Nature
  • May 14, 2019 – Wetland Wildlife
  • April 9, 2019 – Mark Engstrom: Out of the Depths
  • March 12, 2019 – Catherine Scott: Eat Prey Love: The Secret Lives of Spiders
  • February 26, 2019 – Gary Hall: Practical tips to take your nature photography to the next level
  • January 8, 2019 – Laura Timms: little things that run the world


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