Natural History Lecture Series of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists 2013:
2011-2012: Trends in Flora and Fauna
2012-2013: Nature Beneath Our Feet
Edited by Pauline Donaldson, Cathy Keddy and Jim Bendell
Speakers in MVFN’s natural history lecture series are experts in their fields, often at a world-class level. Lectures are of interest to a larger audience than those attending the talks. With the publication of this bound volume of lecture reports for the 2 lecture series held between 2011-2013 and including speaker biographies, the information is more widely available and we hope it will contribute to a broader understanding of our natural environment, and wiser interaction with it. Perhaps in reading a report or speaker biography a reader will be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of one of the expert speakers.
The project would not have been possible without the dedication of the MVFN volunteer reporters whose words appear in the volume: Joel Byrne, Mary Robinson, Fred Schueler, Lynda Bennett, Jim Bendell, Linda Mosquin, Pauline Donaldson, Mike Macpherson, Cliff Bennett, Eugene Fytche, Christine Hume, and Elizabeth Wiles.
The book is on loan at the Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte branch. It is also available here as pdf to download: