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Speaker Series

  • 20 Oct 2015 7:30 pm

    Stories from the Subcontinent
  • Stories from the Subcontinent: A Naturalist’s Rambles in India, presented by Justin Peter. India presents the naturalist with some of the world’s greatest contradictions. Much of the country’s wildlife faces an uncertain future while the human population balloons, yet many wild species thrive. Justin has visited India several times and will share some of his experiences and observations during this illustrated talk. Visit some of India’s signature sites, see the countryside and people, and of course, some of its amazing wild things and places!
  • 4 Nov 2015 7:30 pm

    BSG: Avian Carpenters: Canada's Woodpeckers
  • Avian Carpenters: Canada's Woodpeckers, presented by John Neville. As Neville Recording, John has produced seventeen regional sound guides to bird identification and a ebook titled Travelling the Dempster . The climax of his recording career has just been produced: Bird Songs of Canada features 4 CD set, 396 tracks, 435 bird species listed by 2012 AOU order in English, French and Latin. He regularly presents at Birding Festivals and is the Past President of BC Nature. His major aim is that the production of his art of nature recording will make people more aware of the feathered creatures and their need for a protected habitat. Website
  • 17 Nov 2015 7:30 pm

    Protecting Wetlands in Alberta
  • Lynn Gratz will discuss Wetlands in Alberta, and how the general public can help protect them.  Lynn Gratz is a local birder, photographer and nature enthusiast. She lives near Strathmore on a property that has a wetland called Marsland Basin. Recently,  the  existence of that wetland was threatened, and Lynn researched the laws and policies which relate to wetlands in Alberta, in an attempt to protect it.  As a result of that research, Lynn has learned of several things that the public can do to protect existing wetlands and encourage the restoration of wetlands in Alberta. During this presentation Lynn will discuss the various laws and policies that apply to wetlands in Alberta.
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