Native orchids of Vancouver Island through the seasons As an orchid grower and judge, Sasha Kubicek spends a lot of time enjoying the native species in the wild. This presentation will show the seasons of our local orchids, when to see them in bloom, and variations in colour and form.
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October 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Via Zoom online
The Ecology of Transient (Bigg's) Killer Whales.
In the eastern North Pacific, three ecotypes of killer whale have been identified: resident, transient, and offshore. Transient killer whales are apex predators that specialize in foraging for marine mammals. This specialization shapes all aspects of their ecology, from foraging and acoustics, to social structure and genetics! Josh McInnes is a Canadian ecologist who grew up on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. He studied marine biology and ecology with a focus on food web, and community dynamics at the University of Victoria. Over the past decade Josh has traveled to remote locations off British Columbia, Washington, Alaska, California, Australia, Antarctica and South Africa to study killer whale populations.
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean– Changes Underway
Before the coronavirus, Michael Webb and his wife, Donna-Lee took a three-week cruise on Silver Explorer encompassing parts of the Falklands, South Georgia, the South Shetlands, and the Antarctic Peninsula. They made 19 landings in the destination islands revisiting several places they had previously visited. Michael will show changes he noted over a relatively short period of time and places that still seem relatively unchanged. We meet on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Come early to socialize! Presentation begins after VNHS announcements.
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