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MVFN 2010/11 Lecture Series: Biodiversity and Vital Connections for Fauna, Flora and People

 

MVFN 2010/11 Lecture Series: Biodiversity and Vital Connections for Fauna, Flora and People

MVFN’s lecture series “Biodiversity and Vital Connections for Fauna, Flora and People” began September 2010.  A list of the excellent lectures which took place in the series may be found below. Our final presentation in the series will take place at our Annual Spring Gathering event Thursday, May 19, 2011. Full details for this lecture: “Natural Faces of Wild Mississippi Places” by Dr. Paul Keddy can be found in under UPCOMING EVENTS on the home page.

Please contact MVFN Program Chair Cathy Keddy at 613-257-3089 if you require further information on our lecture program. The final lecture of the series which will be part of Spring Gathering 2011 will take place at the Almonte Civitan Community Hall (see upcoming events postings for ticket information and other details). All regular MVFN lectures take place at  7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall, 106 Elgin St. Almonte, Ontario. All welcome. There is a $5 fee for non-members. No charge for those 16 yrs or under.

Almonte Locator Map

Almonte Locator Map

Lectures which we have already enjoyed in the MVFN 2010/11 Lecture Series: Biodiversity and Vital Connections for Fauna, Flora and People are as follows:

September 2010: “Our Human Need For Wild Nature and Conserving its Incredible Diversity” (Baylor Johnson, St. Lawrence University)

October 2010: “Talking Turkey — It’s Wild” (Cathy Keddy, Ecologist)

November 2010: “Labrador’s Mealy Mountains….Canada’s Next National Park?” (Doug Harvey, New Park Acquisitions, Parks Canada)

January 2011: “Lanark County’s Leaping Lizards” (Briar Howes, Species at Risk, Parks Canada)

February 2011: “Searching for Essential Elements: What Makes Charleston Lake, Bon Echo and Sandbanks Parks Special” (David Bree, Chief Park Naturalist, Presqu’ile)

March 2011: “Canada’s Five Cent Animal: Our Beaver, Past and Present” (Natalia Rybczynski, Canadian Museum of Nature)

• April 2011: “The Lay of the Water Over Mississippi Lands” (Patricia Larkin, Environmental Educator, Nature Works Learning)

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