Author Archives: Mark Whitcombe

The Wild Turkey — Social Structure & Behaviour

Jenn Baici is an ecologist currently completing her PhD at Trent University in the Bowman Lab where she studies the social structure and behaviour of the Eastern Wild Turkey. Prior to this she studied biocontrol of invasive species at the University of Toronto in the Master of Forest Conservation (MFC) program. Jenn’s research interests include avian ecology, nesting behaviour, insect ecology, and human-animal conflict mitigation, although she’s nerdy about anything and everything to do with conservation biology. She hopes to apply her skills and knowledge to promote the conservation and preservation of earth’s amazing biodiversity, particularly undervalued and under appreciated species. Jenn Baici, BSc Hons, MFC (She/Her), PhD Candidate, Trent University Environmental and Life Sciences

Fiona Reid — MOTHS, the quiet pollinators you need to know

Fiona Reid will be telling us about moths that pollinate on Tuesday evening, April 30th at 7:00 P.M.  at our usual location in the Seniors Centre on Bythia Street in Orangeville. Fiona Reid has been leading nature tours since 1986, showing ecotourists the mammals and other wildlife of diverse lands from Brazil to Indonesia, and Alaska to Venezuela. An accomplished writer and artist, Fiona is the author and illustrator of A Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America. She has written and/or illustrated numerous other guides, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, Bats of Trinidad and Tobago, The Wildlife of Costa Rica, a Field Guide, The Golden Guide to Bats of the World, Bats of Papua New Guinea, Mammals of the Neotropics (volumes 1-3), and several children’s books. She is a Departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation… Read more »

CLEAR AS MUD

Using Geoscience for Decisions, Advice, and Accountability ABOUT SARAH GRIFFITH Hailing from Caledon East, a passion for the Earth’s secrets led her to become a Hydrogeological G.I.T. certified by Professional Geoscientists Ontario. Learn about the vital world of geoscience and how it shapes our communities. Dig deep into hydro-geo-environmental investigations. Understand how all of this relates to present concerns about groundwater in our Headwaters area. Tuesday March  26, 2024, Orangeville Senior’s Centre 26 Bythia St 7:00 P.M.   Free admission. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided (bring your own mug). What lies beneath … Most of us we have a very limited awareness, understanding and appreciation of ground water. Ground water sustains us and our natural communities, sometimes we unknowingly abuse it and we proudly brand where we live as the Headwaters Region. We are so fortunate to present Sarah Griffith a hydrogeologist who will take us on a journey below into the… Read more »

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