The evening begins with a social gathering at 7:00pm, followed by the guest speakers for the evening.

Learn all about the how’s and why’s and the science and techniques of bird banding from the master banders with the
“Native Territories Avian Research Project”. There will be a focus on hummingbirds and the results of bird banding in
Canatara from this past spring.

Felicia Syer Nicol introduced Dr. Jenny McCune of Carlton University. Jenny’s doctoral work at the University of Guelph involved the use of computer models to predict rare plant species occurrences despite such factors as significant landscape fragmentation, unsuitability of habitat, proximity of forest habitat, and distance from the nearest known population. Humans pose the most serious threats through residential and commercial development, recreational activities, pesticide use, etc..

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