Nov 22/18 Speaker: Sarah Boyle from Parks Canada Topic: Sarah, who is currently working as Project Manager for Parks Canada, is going to tell us about the discovery of bats in Nakima Caves, in Glacier National Park, and will also include a video about rearing Cariboo in the wild.
Speaker: AGM – Merle Kindred – Guyana and the project she has been involved with
Our next SONC Meeting promises to be both informative and a lot of fun. We will start the evening with a PIZZA dinner with cake for dessert. All you have to bring to the table is a plate (if desired), cutlery and a beverage. We will have the main business part of the evening… mainly filling vacant spots on our …
Speaker: Jason and Matthias Bieber – the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the September 27th meeting of the South Okanagan Naturalists Club. We will be welcoming, as our presenters, Jason and Matthias Bieber, who are actively involved in the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project. Their talk will cover all three of these areas of interest.
Speaker: Dr Alan Burger – Antarctic Wildlife, Life in a Changing Environment.
April 26/18 SONC monthly meeting, Dr Alan Burger will talk about Antarctic Wildlife—Life in a Changing Environment. Dr. Burger is a recently retired sea-bird biologist and university professor. He regularly goes to the Antarctic as a naturalist/lecturer on small adventure-tourism vessels.
Speaker: Dr. Candice Gartner— Regional District Heritage Register
March 22/18 SONC monthly meeting. Dr. Candice Gartner— Projects Coordinator, Community Services , RDOS. Candice will talk about the Regional District Heritage Register and explore some of the ways SONC might contribute to this undertaking
Speaker: Kristen Mancuso – migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds
February 22/18—SONC monthly meeting. Kristen Mancuso (a PhD student at UBCO) will talk about her research on the migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds breeding in the south Okanagan Valley. Both species are at the northwestern periphery of their breeding range in the south Okanagan but she will incorporate a range-wide perspective on connecting breeding and wintering grounds.
Speaker: Annual Members’ Night
January 25/18— SONC monthly meeting. This is our annual members’ night event when you can give a mini-slide show of any photos you want: hiking in the Alps, viewing cacti in Arizona, stalking Bighorn sheep in our valley—whatever your photos, show some of them to your fellow club members.
Speaker: Gerry Buzzell – Iceland
November 23/17—SONC monthly meeting. Gerry Buzzell will give us an illustrated tour of Iceland based on their recent trip in September of this year.
Speaker: Alison Roberts-Zschoke – everyday life in the Galapagos
September 28/17 Our guest speaker will be Alison Roberts-Zschoke: everyday life in the Galapagos; Paradise vs Reality. While the natural beauty of the archipelago can hardly be disputed, a growing population dependent on tourism makes conservation a difficult task. This presentation will give an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and discuss how tourism and conservation are negotiated and manipulated by …
Speaker: Paul Preston – Mysterious Nightjars of the South Okanagan
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 …
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