September 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Swan Lake - The Nature House, Saanich, BC V8X 2B1, Canada
Portraits of Endophytes: The Cryptic Lives of Fungi Within The Leaves Of Trees Virtually all healthy leaves are colonized by fungi that are collectively called endophytes. These fungi are very diverse and include species with complex life histories and a bewildering range of plant hosts. Similar to the human microbiome, endophytes may have a profound effect on plant health, influencing resistance to a variety of stresses such as drought, soil toxicity, and even insect and pathogen attack. This meandering presentation by Joey Tanney will provide insight into the identification and natural history of these ubiquitous yet mysterious fungi — and guarantee that your walks in the forest will never be the same.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
September 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Room 159, Fraser Building, Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
A 10,000 km Pelagic Trip from Japan to Vancouver Last May, 16 birders made their way to Yokohama, Japan to board a cruise ship headed to Vancouver. Jim Cosgrove, Rob Gowan, and Ann Nightingale will present on behalf of the group, sharing slides and stories from Japan, Russia, the north Pacific, Alaska and the Inside Passage. The 15-day cruise stopped in Otaru (Japan), Petropavlovsk (Russia), Seward, Juneau, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan (Alaska) before reaching Vancouver. 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.