February 25, 2018 East Sooke Park, Sooke, BC V9Z, Canada
FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)
After a stimulating presentation on lichens by Curtis Björk (Swan Lake, November 21), are you ready to see some of the lichens in East Sooke Regional Park? RyanBatten and Hans Roemer have agreed to lead this field trip and share what they know about shoreline lichens. You must pre-register as the number of participants will be limited to minimize habitat damage and allow optimal exchange of information. So register early. You are encouraged to bring a hand lens if you have one and dress as warm and waterproof as possible.
Contact Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250)721-0634 for further information and to register.
February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fraser Building, University of Victoria
Respect your elders: Rockfish conservation in the Salish Sea
Rockfish are fascinating fish, with more than 30 species in BC, some have been aged at more than 200 years. Many species of rockfish are in peril in BC’s waters, and despite conservation efforts, recovery in the Strait of Georgia is slow. Dr. Natalie Ban, Associate Professor, Uvic and Jenna Falk, Galiano Conservacy Association will tell the story of a partnership among the University of Victoria, the Galiano Conservancy Association and Valdes Island Conservancy, seeking to understand why compliance with conservation rules is lacklustre, and acting to turn the tide for rockfish.
We meet at 7:30 in Room 159, Fraser Building, University of Victoria. Everyone is welcome.
February 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fraser Building, Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
West Papua New Guinea and Birds of Paradise
Don Cecile will share the experiences of a small group of birders that spent nearly a month exploring the jungles of West Papua New Guinea in search of the most elaborately plumed birds in the world. Their courtship rituals are nothing less than extraordinary!
We meet in Room 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic at 7:30 p.m. Come early to socialize! Presentation begins after VNHS announcements and coffee. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.