Upcoming Talks

All presentations are at 7 p.m., the 4th Tuesday of the month

To take part in our informative webinars simply become a member of North Durham Nature. The cost is only $25 for an individual or $40 for a family for the year, and lets you participate in our walks and other events as well. 

February 27, 2024 Wingtips at our Fingertips with Stuart Mackenzie
7:00pm, Webinar (Zoom meeting)

Stuart Mackenzie will be exploring the world of migration of winged animals, birds, bats and insects by researchers using new and innovative technological tools. In his talk titled “Wingtips at Our Fingertips”, Mr. Mackenzie will take us from the Arctic to the edge of the Antarctic using the recent research tools with a special focus on the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, a collaborative automated radio telemetry system, that allows scientists to follow winged animals throughout their life cycle as they travel around the globe.

Mr. Mackenzie has been interested in birds from a very young age. As an adult, he has become an international figure in ornithology and has conducted a wide variety of research, monitoring, and training projects on migratory animals throughout the Western Hemisphere. He is a polished and entertaining speaker and will be bringing images of migration in areas, until recently, almost totally hidden from sight.

All members of North Durham Nature will be sent a link to this Zoom presentation. For membership details please click here. As February melts away, this presentation will remind us that spring is not far off!

March 26, 2024 – A Field Guide to Trees of Ontario with Deborah Metsger
7:00pm at Scugog Memorial Library, Port Perry

Field Guide To Trees of Ontario, published in April 2023 is the latest book in the Royal Ontario Museum’s popular field guide series.  Deborah Metsger, ROM's  Assistant Curator of Plants, and coauthor of this publication will provide a guided tour through its 508 pages. She will provide insights into the process of building a field guide, and share some of the features, anecdotes and spectacular pictures of the naturally occurring and cultivated species that comprise Ontario's diverse tree flora.

Deborah (Deb) Metsger has been Assistant Curator of Botany in ROM’s Department of Natural History since 1982. She is acting Curator of the Green Plant Herbarium, and communicates all things botanical in ROM galleries, exhibitions, public programs, and popular publications. She is also Curator for ROM’s native plant gardens and Trees for Toronto, and was co-taxon coordinator for the Ontario BioBlitz Program from 2012-2017.

 Her publications include Managing the Modern Herbarium (co-editor, 1999), The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario (co-author, 2004), Trees, Shrubs and Vines of Toronto (coordinating author, 2016), part of the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series, and Field Guide to Trees of Ontario (co-author, 2023).

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