Tuesday, February 9, 2021
7:30 p.m. “Central American Amphibians and Reptiles”
Twan Leenders is Senior Director of Science & Conservation at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, NY He previously was the conservation biologist for the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Twan is a Curatorial Affiliate in Vertebrate Zoology at Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is a professional herpetologist and enthusiastic wildlife photographer, with over twenty years of field experience in Central America.
Twan recently authored ‘Amphibians of Costa Rica – A Field Guide’ and the companion volume ‘Reptiles of Costa Rica – A Field Guide’, both published by Cornell University Press.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
7:30 p.m. “Saving South American Giants”
Arnaud Desbiez has spent 10 years studying Giant Armadillos, and more recently his team started work on conservation of Giant Anteaters. These iconic mammals are highly endangered. Giant Armadillos are the “ecosystem engineers” of the South American landscape, digging huge burrows that are used by more than 50 species.
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Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June unless otherwise stated. Meetings take place in the hall at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, 537 Main Street, Glen Williams (Georgetown), and start at 7:30 pm.
- January 12, 2021 – Beautiful Nocturnal Creatures – Costa Rican Night Life
- 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
- November 13, 2018 – Josh Sayers: Ontario Badgers
- October 9, 2018 – Don Davis: Monarch butterflies
- September 11, 2018 – Mark Stabb: Lake Iroquois
- May 8, 2018 – Dr. Laurence Packer, An Inordinate Fondness for Bees
- April 10, 2018 – Fiona Reid, Nature into Art:
Painting Mammals from Life for Field Guides.
- February 13, 2018 – Darryl Gwynne, Charles Darwin
- January 9, 2018 – Kyle Horner, A New Life, A New Purpose – Using Non-releasable Birds to Affect Change