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Bird banding – A Research Tool for Understanding Bird Migration

Scugog Memorial Library 231 Water Street, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

“Bird banding – A Research Tool for Understanding Bird Migration” with Brian Joyce Established in 1995, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is one of the most successful migration monitoring stations in Canada. Brian Joyce will take us behind the scenes of this research station situated on a National Wildlife Area near Lake Ontario. Brian ...

Earth Day in Whitevale

10AM-12PM: Info table - Seaton Trail, Duffins Creek, Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve - Get the facts Location: Whitevale Community Park 10 AM: Bird walk led by Carmen, meet at the parking lot, Whitevale Community Centre 11:30: Mini concert "Green songs" 12PM-2PM: Be seen and heard - Wave your Greenbelt signs at 3 intersections; Martins Subdivision ...

Status, Protection and Recovery of Ontario’s Amphibians and Reptiles – with Joe Crowley, Leaskdale

Lucy Maud Montgomery Church 11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Crowley will discuss the status of Ontario's amphibians and reptiles, including an introduction to the Species at Risk (SAR) status assessment and listing process in Ontario and Canada. He will discuss the key threats and conservation challenges faced by the province's herpetofauna. You will learn about the legal protection afforded to these species under ...

Free Lecture: Underground Invaders – Centuries Of Non-Native Earthworms and New “Jumping Worms”

Non-native earthworms have been invading Canadian soils for centuries, filling ecological niches left empty after the most recent glacial retreat. As ecosystem engineers, earthworms can dramatically alter soil and vegetation communities once they invade. While earthworms can be beneficial in your garden or farm field, earthworm invasion into more natural areas can have negative impacts ...

Travels with the Monarch with Don Davis

Scugog Memorial Library 231 Water Street, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

For 44 years, Don Davis has studied monarchs as a citizen scientist, tagging his first monarchs in 1967. Don will describe highlights from his work and review monarch life history and migration. Don will discuss what actions should be taken to maintain successful monarch populations and yearly migration. He will also share how recent research ...

Bad Reputations: Cormorants and Conservation with Gail Fraser

Lucy Maud Montgomery Church 11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada

Since their rapid population recovery in the Great Lakes, double-crested cormorants have a bad reputation because they are a large black water bird that eats fish and their nesting habits kill trees. Professor Gail Fraser describes the role of cormorants in the Great Lakes ecosystems and how cormorant ecology relates to biodiversity conservation. Gail Fraser ...

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