1 Oct 2014 7:30 pmBSG: The Role of Citizen Science in Bird Conservation
Presented by Brenda Dale, from the Canadian Wildlife Service.
21 Oct 2014 7:30 pmBats: Biology, Diversity, and Conservation
Presented by Cory Olson, the Grassland Ecologist for Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and member of the Alberta Bat Action Team.
Bats are among the largest and most influential components of most ecosystems, yet they are poorly understood and rarely observed by most people sharing their environment. In this talk, we’ll discuss the diversity and biology of Bats as well as the growing conservation challenges they face. The primary focus will be on those species found in Alberta, but this will be put in context of the much larger diversity of bats found throughout the world.
Note that Nature Calgary’s monthly Speaker Series general meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month this year, at Cardel Theatre, in the southeast area of Quarry Park. This fabulous new theatre-style hall has been made available to non-profit organizations at very low cost by Cardel Foundations. Because of this, the Foundations would appreciate participants’ donations of non-perishable food for the Calgary Food Bank, placed in their Food Bank Box in the theatre lobby.
Cardel Theatre’s address is 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, a short distance south of Carburn Park. There is ample free parking.
Driving directions to Cardel Theatre: On Deerfoot Trail, take the EAST Glenmore Trail exit. After you cross the Bow River, take the next exit (18 St. SE) and head south. At the 5th intersection, turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd SE, and then left again into the parking lot circle. Park in the parking area for CARDEL.
5 Nov 2014 7:30 pmBSG: Bird Banding after the Flood
Doug Collister will discuss the activities of the Calgary Birding Banding group in 2013-2014 after the 2013 floods modified their usual sites.
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