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. 

Speaker Schedule

September 27, 2022 - Gaia, a Photographic Celebration of Flora and Fauna with Peter Rasberry
October 25, 2022 - Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) Collaborative with Emily Conger
November 22, 2022 - The Ethics of Wildlife Photography with Mark Peck

September 27, 2022 -Gaia, a Photographic Celebration of Flora and Fauna with Peter Rasberry

Gaia was the Greek earth goddess, or Mother Earth, who in mythology gave birth to the Mountains, Sea and Sky. Gaia is also Dr. James Lovelock’s theory of Earth as a self-sustaining organism. This presentation is a slideshow of flora and fauna celebrating the beauty, complexity and diversity of some of the many species we share the planet with, and their roles in sustaining the balance of life.

Peter Rasberry is retired following a 38 year career in Outdoor and Environmental Education. As a hobby photographer, he is excited to share his deep connection to Nature through some of his images and experiences. Peter’s photographs have appeared in the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s publications. They have also been on exhibit at Environment Canada’s Biosphere Museum in Montreal for the Untied Nations International Year of Biodiversity (2010).

October 25, 2022 - Algonquin to Adirondacs (A2A) Collaborative with Emily Conger

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November 22, 2022 - The Ethics of Wildlife Photography with Mark Peck

The popularity of wildlife photography has exploded in the last 20 years with the arrival of digital photography. But are we loving our plants and animals to death? Please join Mark for a look at how wildlife photography has evolved and what impact photographers may be having on their subjects and, more importantly, what photographers can do to better support conservation initiatives.

Dr. Mark Peck is the Manager of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and was formerly the Curator of Ornithology there.  He was a contributing author and photographer to various books including: The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds: Design, Pattern and Details, and The Birds of Nunavut.

To read about our past presentations click here,
and check our recorded webinars on our YouTube page.

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