Speaker: Paul Preston – Mysterious Nightjars of the South Okanagan

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May 25/17 Join Paul Preston, the WildResearch Regional Coordinator of BC Nightjar Survey as he gives a presentation about the mysterious nightjars of the South Okanagan and the conservation efforts aimed at helping them. Paul will talk about the biology of the Common Poorwill and Common Nighthawk and their populations in the South Okanagan. In addition, he will tell us …

Speaker: Ken Tapping – The Sun, Earth and Us

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APRIL 27 2017 Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake. When the Solar System was formed some 4.5 billion years ago, the Sun was a lot fainter than it is now. At the time life appeared, at least 3.5 billion years ago, the Sun was about 30% fainter than it …

Speaker: Burrowing Owls in BC and Around the World.

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March 23/17 Lauren Meads, Field Director and South Okanagan Operations Manager of the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC., will speak about the progress the Society and its partners is making in burrowing owl recovery. Lauren says “we are increasingly working with partners in reversing the decline of burrowing owls in the Americas. These partners are in the US, the …

Speaker: Elvia Dumas

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Feb 23/17 Impressions from my safari in East Africa. Elvia Dumas will provide a look at the people, animals and birds of Kenya and Tanzania, where she spent two exciting weeks last February.

Speaker: Dr. Brian Horejsi

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Nov 24/16 Club member Dr. Brian Horejsi is a wildlife scientist and forester. Grizzly bears; the biology of conservation. Why is it that the conservation of viable grizzly bear populations presents such a difficult problem for humans? I discuss the biology and behavior of bears as it relates to the conflict between humans and bears over space and resources.

Speaker: Jay Kehne – Working for Wildlife

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Oct 27/16 AGM, details to follow Maintaining Okanogan’s working lands and wildlife heritage Jay Kehne, Okanagan Outreach Associate with Conservation Northwest, will speak about Working for Wildlife, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The initiative aims to sustain the traditional agricultural uses and values that families have maintained for generations to ensure that we still have working …

Hummingbird Banding and Hummingbird Facts

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Sept 22/16 Sue Elwell will describe the process used to trap and band hummingbirds, the information gathered for the Canadian Wildlife Service and the US Bird Banding Lab, facts about the species in our area, plus interesting anatomical facts. How did Sue become a bander? Cam Finley, who started the Hummingbird Project of BC in 1997, was looking to start …