Speakers

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Josh Sayers: Ontario Badgers
Josh Sayers of Ontario Badgers will tell us about a mammal that most Ontarians don’t realize exists in the province. Ontario Badgers is involved in advocacy work, conservation and research to protect and better understand the ecology of badgers in the province. To learn more, visit their site –  http://www.ontariobadgers.org/

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Annual Pot Luck and Slide Show – Start time 6:30 p.m.
Come for Ray Blower’s legendary bean salad and also for the opportunity to share some of your nature experiences with the club. If you participate in the slide show, please limit your presentation to ten minutes or less.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Laura Timms, PhD:The little things that run the world: Trends and issues in insect conservation
Laura Timms works for Credit Valley Conservation. Katie McDonnell, also with CVC, provided this description of Laura’s presentation:
“Headlines around the world have been discussing a potential “Insect Armageddon” as a recent study from Germany found a 75%
decline in insect biomass in protected areas over 30 years, and other researchers have been noting alarming trends in insect decline. Laura Timms an Ecologist at CVC with a background in entomology, will discuss this study and provide some general context about global trends in insect populations, why you should care, and what we can do.”
To learn more
theconversation.com/insect-armageddon-five-crucial-questionsanswered-86171

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TBA

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Catherine Scott: Eat Prey Love: The Secret Lives of Spiders
Catherine Scott has studied spiders around the world and is working on her PhD from the University of Toronto researching spiders, particularly the reproductive lives of Black Widow Spiders. Her presentation will highlight aspects of the natural history of spiders
near and far. A passionate spider advocate, Scott will challenge common assumptions about just how dangerous our North American spiders are. This quote captures her take on spiders: “Spiders are among the most misunderstood animals we humans share this planet with, but a glimpse into their world of ingenious silk traps, masterful masquerade, and dangerous liaisons will show that they are far more fascinating than fearsome.”
To learn more visit Catherine Scott’s cleverly coined blog spiderbytes.org

 

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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.

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Past Speakers

  • 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
  • November 14, 2017 – Beth Gilhespy: An Amateur’s Fossil Adventures in the High Rockies
  • October 10, 2017 – Yves Scholten: Nature Observations from Belize
  • September 12, 2017 – Nicola Ross: Hiking in Mexico’s Sierra Norte Mountains
  • May 9, 2017 – Kevin McAuslan: Fungi
  • Apr 11, 2017 – John Ratcliffe: Bats
  • Feb 14, 2017 – Mark Peck: The Ethics of Nature Photography
  • Jan 10, 2017 – Dr Thomas Nudds: Improving Science-Based Assessment of Species at Risk
  • Nov 8, 2016 – Bill McIlveen: European Starlings, Fog, and Stump Fences
  • Oct 11, 2016 – Fiona Reid: Neotropical Nature
  • Sep 13, 2016 – Colin Cassin: Invasive Plants
  • May 10, 2016 – Dave Beaton: The Credit Valley Trail
  • April 12, 2016 – Jack Imhoff: Navigating the Biodiversity of Canada’s Stream Corridors
  • March 8, 2016 – Don Scallen: Vernal Ponds, An Exuberance of Life
  • Feb 9, 2016 – Dr. Hamish Duthie: Wildlife Photography in Central America:Birds
  • Jan 12, 2016 – Kevin Kerr, The Role of the Modern Zoo in Conservation
  • Nov 10, 2015 – John Riley, The Once and Future Great Lakes Country
  • Oct 13, 2015 – Johanna Perz, Whimbrels
  • Sep 8, 2015 – Josh Feltham, Costa Rican Sea Turtles
  • May 12, 2015 – Emma Garden, Aquatic Insects
  • April 14, 2015 – Fiona Reid, Mysterious, Marvelous Mammals
  • March 10, 2015 – Richard Aaron, Biomimicry
  • February 10, 2015 – Dr. William D. McIlveen, Self-Defense in Plants
  • January 13, 2015 – David Lamble, Snow Buntings
  • November 11, 2014 – David d’Entremont, Terrestrial Ecologist Royal Botanical Gardens: Damselflies and dragonflies
  • October 14, 2014 – Carolyn Zanchetta, Bird Studies Canada: Chimney swifts and barn swallows
  • September 9, 2014 – Josh Feltham, Fleming College Professor: Road Ecology
  • May 13, 2014 – Josh Feltham, Meet Ontario’s Only Lizard Species
  • April 8, 2014 – Michelle Gorrie, Fish of the Credit River
  • March 11, 2014 – Sheila Colla, Bumblebee identification and conservation
  • February 11, 2014 – Paloma Plant on the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP)
  • January 14, 2014 – Rod Krick and the Grassland Birds Recovery Program
  • November 12, 2013 – Fiona Reid on life in the night garden
  • October 8, 2013 – Lesley Sampson on Coyote Watch Canada
  • September 10, 2013 – Catherine Kavassalis, fern afficionado
  • May 14, 2013 – Kavin Knaggs on introducing children to nature
  • April 9, 2013 – Philip van Wassenaer on trees of the urban forest
  • March 12, 2013 – Prof. Kenneth Welch on hummingbird mechanics
  • February 19, 2013 – Don Scallen on caterpillars, butterflies, and moths
  • January 8, 2013 – Prof. Stephen Bede Scharper on nature deficit disorder

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