April 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 48.465291, -123.316512 (Rm 159, Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria)
Most whale behaviour is conducted underwater out of sight where they employ ‘invisible’ acoustics as their principle means of finding food, navigating, and communicating. Dr. Rianna Burnham is a post-doc in the Whale Lab at UVic who is exploring how ecology and acoustic studies can be used to ‘see’ into the lives of some of the largest animals on the planet. Bones, photographs, video, recordings, and results from cutting edge research will be used to aid the discussion.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Rm 159 of the Fraser Building at the University of Victoria. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3
April 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 48.465291, -123.316512 (Rm 159, Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria)
NOTE CHANGE: Unfrortunately, Dr. Bird is unable to present. In his place, Alan MacLeod will present ‘Birds of the Western Front’
What was the impact of artillery barrages, poison gas, incessant machine gun fire and bombing raids on the birdlife of Flanders and northern France in the years of the Great War, 1914-1918? Were there birders among the warriors at the Front? What importance did birds have for ordinary soldiers struggling to survive day-to-day in the trenches? One hundred years after the horrific Battle of Vimy Ridge, join Alan MacLeod, birder, historian and author of Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada’s Great War Memorial Statuary to contemplate answers to such questions.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser Building at the University of Victoria. Everyone welcome! Come early to socialize! Presentation will follow announcements and a brief break. Note: UVic parking is $3.
April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am Beacon Hill Loop, Victoria, BC V8V, Canada
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)
For the past 26 years, the Friends of Beacon Hill Park Society and the Victoria Natural History Society have co-sponsored this event in Beacon Hill Park. Each year, there is a wide choice of hourly walks starting with Birding at 7 a.m. till early afternoon. Themes such as Birds, Wildflowers, Archaeology, First Nations culture and other aspects of the Garry Oak Habitat will be covered. Final subjects and leaders are not yet confirmed but you can check the Friends of Beacon Hill Park Society website http://www.friendsofbeaconhillpark.ca/ now for the typical schedule and talks. The website will be updated as soon as this year’s talks are finalized. For further information, email email@example.com or call 250-592-6659.