Event Director - email James at James.Kamstra@aecom.com
Talks - 2016
4th Thursday night at 7 pm,
bring a mug to enjoy a coffee or tea
Uxbridge Senior’s Centre – 75 Marietta Street Uxbridge
Scugog Memorial Library. -231 Water Street, Port Perry
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September 22, 2016 - Monitoring Black and Polar Bears in Ontario presented by Erica Newton (Trent University) - Uxbridge
Erica will discuss how both of Ontario’s bear species are studied, including how researchers find bears, monitor their movements, and estimate population size. She will touch on human-bear conflicts and what factors may cause a bear to investigate your home or camp. In addition she will discuss her own research on factors that affect the survival of Black Bears in Algonquin Park. Erica is a wildlife research biologist who has studied many species in the field including caribou, coyotes, Blanding’s Turtles and of course, bears.
October 27, 2016 - Running on Empty: California's Climate Disaster presented by David Ganton Wells - Port Perry
California is Hollywood, Disneyland and Silicon Valley; and also one of North America’s highest producing agricultural areas. Now deep in the grip of an epic drought, the Golden State is looking a lot like the Dust Bowl, and there’s no shortage of finger-pointing as to the cause. This presentation is the story of California’s natural disaster and man-made catastrophe. Now the hard questions are being asked. Where did all the water go and what needs to change to save California from itself?
David Ganton Wells is a writer, producer and director of documentary films. He has produced historical documentaries, investigative journalism pieces and science films for CBC and others. David is the winner of the 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program for his documentary “Invasion of the Brain Snatchers” produced for The Nature of Things.
Walks - 2016
all walks require preregistration
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Saturday, September 10th, 2016 - How the Natural World Prepares for Winter
10:00 a.m. - Meet at the Pheasant Pen Classroom Site of the Nonquon Environmental Education Centre (19745 Old Simcoe Road, Greenbank, ON), on the East side of the street, 1 km North of Scugog LIne 10. About 5 km North of Port Perry.
Labour Day is often the date that brings the end of summer into sharp focus for the human population in Canada. In the natural world, preparations are well underway for the cold that lies ahead. These may include migration, hibernation, producing seeds or laying eggs. We will learn about and see examples of these processes in the wetlands and uplands. Led by Jay Thibert.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 - Shorebirds and Late Summer Insects
4:00 pm – Meet at Gate of Nonquon Sewage Lagoons on Concession 8, Scugog (note this is one road north of Regional Road 8). Take east side of Concession 8 as the bridge is out.
The lagoons can be a great place to see shorebirds and other water birds at this time of year. In addition, the surrounding meadows harbour late season insects such as butterflies, grasshopper and beetles. Led by Geoff Carpentier. For more information contact Geoff at email@example.com
Please note that anyone who wants to attend must get an individual permit for lagoon access before the walk (see below). You will need to show permit as these are rules by Durham Region. No sharing of permits can be allowed.
Permits must be purchased for $10 in advance from the Scugog Waste Transfer Station, 1623 Reach Street, Port Perry. An electronic version of the Nonquon Sewage Lagoon Birder Permit is available in PDF format at http://www.durham.ca/finance.asp?nr=/departments/finance/financeinside.htm.
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Waterbirds at the Lake Ontario Marshes
10:00 am – Meet at parking lot on west side of General Motors office at end of Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa.
The marshes along Lake Ontario in southern Durham are a great place to see shorebirds, waterfowl and other water birds in the autumn. In particular, Oshawa Second Marsh and Cranberry Marsh can be productive. We may also visit other marshes depending on time and recent bird reports. Led by James Kamstra. For more information contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let James know if you are planning to attend.
All events are open to the public and free. A $5.00 donation is appreciated from non-members attending our monthly talks.
Membership in North Durham Nature is $40 for singles, $50 for families for calendar year. All members receive a quarterly newsletter and priority email of events coming up plus more. Fees cover insurance, room bookings and incidentals. We are non-profit members of Ontario Nature.
call Derek 905-852-5432 or email email@example.com