COVID-19 update: Our monthly meetings continue on Zoom for now. Check back for information on future meetings.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (from September to April except December). Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the pot luck dinner.

MEETINGS (2021/22):

Monday, September 20, 2021
Members’ Night

If you would like to share stories and photos from your summer, please plan for a 5-10 minute presentation and contact Don Morrison at 905-338-3520 or to arrange to be put on the schedule for the evening.

Monday, October 18, 2021
Heart of Turtle Island — The Niagara Escarpment

Guest speaker: Mark Zelinski
Join us on Zoom for a presentation by award winning photographer and author Mark Zelinski, as he takes us on a multi-layered view of the environmental treasures of the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mark will show us the richness of the nature and the history of the land. Mark will discuss places and events you won’t want to miss.

Monday, November 15, 2021
Wild Galápagos: Emerging life in a volcanic landscape

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Szekeres (change of schedule)
During the month of January, 2020, just prior to the pandemic, club member Elizabeth was fortunate to visit the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) to see some of the astounding flora and fauna. Visited by Charles Darwin early in his career as a naturalist, observations made by him on the islands became a critical part of his theory of natural selection. Elizabeth will take us on a journey to the eastern archipelago where we will see some of the iconic species of these islands.

Monday, January 17, 2022
Guest speaker: Ernesto Carman
Ernesto Carman, extraordinary birder and guide from Costa Rica, will share his knowledge about the MOTUS monitoring system for bird migration. Tracking devices small enough to be placed on songbirds are transforming what we know about where birds are migrating, what paths they take, and how we conserve land with environments that birds use along their migration routes. Ernesto will tell us about the MOTUS monitoring stations they’ve been installing in Costa Rica, and will also tell us startling new information they have learned about the important role of the private reserve Las Brisas in the migration of Cerulean Warblers.

Monday, February 21, 2022
Life in the Wet Lane – A Natural History of the Inhabitants of Waterways

Guest speaker: Michael Runtz
Michael Runtz returns with a new and exciting presentation. Michael is a high profile biology professor at Carleton University, an outstanding photographer, an interpretive naturalist in Algonquin Park, and host of the international TV series Wild By Nature!

Monday, March 21, 2022
Pigs in Space: Tracking the Spread of Invasive Wild Pigs in Canada

Guest speaker: Dr. Ryan Brook
Dr. Ryan Brook is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. His research team is focused primarily on the wildlife-agriculture interface including elk, deer, moose, and invasive wild pigs. He also has side hustles on the Arctic tundra working on caribou, wolves, and polar bears, as well as in the jungles of Sri Lanka. He also works closely with Indigenous people to develop community-based practical solutions.

Monday, April 18, 2022
Members Night

Presentations and displays (slides, art, photos, etc.) by members

Monday, May 16, 2022
Annual General Meeting

Documents will be mailed and⁄or emailed to members