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November 2018

Annual General Meeting / Alaskan Islands

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Alaska's Walrus Islands: Part of a Changing Arctic Fred Archibald     Fred will discuss the severe effects of climate change on the arctic winter and its effects on animals, from invertebrates to whales and walruses.   Fred Archibald is a retired researcher and Acadia Grad, who spent 30 + years researching in the fields microbiology and bioremediation.   

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December 2018

Regular December Meeting: Striped Bass

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The main speaker will be Trevor Avery. His talk is called "Striped Bass Along the Coast of North America: Citizens meet Science”

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Wolfville Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018

This year's Wolfville CBC is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 15. If you wish to participate as a field observers, you can contact Alison Bogan (alison@bogan.ca).  If you wish to participate as a feeder watcher, the contact person is George Forsyth (ge4syth@gmail.com). The tally potluck will take place at the Greenwich Community Centre 106 Greenwich Rd ( just off Highway #1 across the road from Noggins Corner Farm Market).  There is ample parking, wheelchair access, washrooms, dishes and cutlery, and a…

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Kingston Christmas Birdcount

December 22, 2018
Kingston, Nova Scotia Canada

The Kingston Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, December 22.  There is still room for  keen birders if you want to join this effort it is a great chance for a few young or beginning birders to get out with more experienced ones. Contact Wayne Neily: neilyornis@hotmail.com (902) 765-2455.

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West Hants Christmas Bird Count

December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018 West Hants Christmas Bird Count Patrick Kelly (902 472–2322, patrick.kelly@dal.ca) will be compiling the count again this year. All are welcome to participate, but please contact the compiler as soon as possible so that you can be included in the planning. Following the count, around 5 p.m., all participants are invited to a tally count and potluck supper at John Belbin's house at 1030 Avonview Drive, Hants Border (Hantsport). If you live or visit within the count circle, keep…

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January 2019

Field Trip: Winter on Snowshoes

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 pm
Wolfville Waterfront, Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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Saturday, January 19, 2019– Winter on Snowshoes. Snow transforms the landscape into stories that unfold as we follow tracks of foxes, mice, and other mammals. A Snowshoe Hare hops along and is pounced on by a Great Horned Owl. Without snow to show us the tracks, wing marks, and perhaps a drop of blood, we would not have known the drama took place. Soren Bondrup-Nielsen (902) 582-3971 will lead this hike on snowshoes or skis, and we will explore the…

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Regular January Meeting: Climate Change and Nova Scotia

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Dealing with Climate Change in Nova Scotia" Dr. Graham Daborn In spite of some political rhetoric, the scientific consensus is that over the next decades the planet will continue to become warmer, presenting huge challenges for all species - including humans. Nova Scotia may be spared some of the immediate effects of atmospheric warming, but cannot avoid both direct and indirect effects: sea level rise, increased storm frequency, changes in precipitation patterns, invasive species, global agricultural influences, and possible collapse…

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February 2019

Field Trip: CANCELLED Winter on Snowshoes

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 am
Wolfville Waterfront, Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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This field trip is CANCELLED due to a lack of snow. Saturday, February 9, 2019– Winter on Snowshoes. Snow transforms the landscape into stories that unfold as we follow tracks of foxes, mice, and other mammals. A Snowshoe Hare hops along and is pounced on by a Great Horned Owl. Without snow to show us the tracks, wing marks, and perhaps a drop of blood, we would not have known the drama took place. Soren Bondrup-Nielsen (902) 582-3971 will lead…

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Regular February Meeting: Contaminants and Key Marine Sites for Seabirds

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Looking Out and Looking In: Connections Between Colonial Seabirds, Contaminants, and Marine Protection by Mark Mallory In this chat, Mark will discuss examples of his lab's research on seabirds nesting along the Arctic and Atlantic coasts, and how seabirds are useful sentinels of the health of marine ecosystems. In particular, he'll talk about the lab's work on tracking seabirds and how that is used for marine spatial planning and marine protected work, as well as research on contaminants at seabird…

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March 2019

Regular March Meeting: Species at Risk

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

Tom Herman, PhD Professor Emeritus Department of Biology Acadia University COSEWIC - the first step from extinction: a Canadian success story This talk explores the history and workings of COSEWIC – the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. We’ll look at how it works, why it works, and how it fits into our overall efforts to protect biodiversity at risk in Canada.

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