Come and join Don Scallen as he talks about the Turtles of Ontario on Tuesday November 28th at 7 P.M. Don lives his life studying and then teaching and writing about our natural world around Ontario, particularly around our local Headwaters district. I’m envious!
Steve Burrows, the author of seven Birder Murder Mysteries, will be back speaking with Headwaters Nature telling us about his latest story of DCI Dominic Lejuene, a Canadian birder working as a detective. Lejeune uses his advanced birding knowledge to help him solve (at least one) murder in the quiet countryside of Norfolk, UK. His latest book is called A Foreboding of Petrels. (I’m going to read up on Petrels before Steve speaks … and before I read his book. By the way, BookLore will be attending this meeting to sell his books. Join us Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., October 24th, at the Orangeville Seniors Centre at 26 Bythia Street. Free Admission, Everyone Welcome, Refreshments provided, Bring your own mug. Burrows is a wonderful storyteller and an entertaining speaker. He says he’s happiest talking to groups such as ours who instinctively understand the nuances of bird behaviour that he weaves… Read more »
Julia Ruhl will be presenting “Preventing the Introduction of Invasive Pests into Canada“. Think Emerald Ash Borer … for which she was the outreach and media spokesperson when the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was introduced into northern Ontario. What else are we aware of? Hemlock Adelgid? Lantern Fly? Lyme Disease and the other associated illnesses? Julia will talk about: the role of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in respect to preventing the introduction of invasive plant pests into Canada rules and regulations of importing plants and plant material into Canada what are invasive pests and their significance to the environment, economy and trade examples of regulated pest introductions what can we do to prevent such potential introductions Julia Ruhl has an Honours B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph. She worked for the federal government for 30 years in a variety of scientific positions including inspection, auditing and… Read more »