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The Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists
317 Highland Road East, Kitchener Ontario  N2M 3W6

 

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, while retaining this title as its incorporated name,
will gradually transition to the use of Waterloo Region Nature as its day-to-day operating name.

 


Programs Coordinator - Genie Berger


 

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Monday, March 23, 2015

General Meeting

Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, Ontario  N2J 4A8
(Directions)

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Foraging
by
Peter Blush

 

 

About the Presentation
Peter will:
- open with a brief history of himself and how he happened into foraging;
- explain how Puck’s Plenty moved from supplying wild edibles to simply educating people about these plants;
- stress the importance of sustainability through prudent harvesting while implementing procedures to curve loss of habitat.

About the Presenter
Peter Blush, owner, Puck’s Plenty.
Peter was born in London, England and grew up in the United States.
He worked as a U.S. Army news correspondent during the Viet Nam war and after his honourable discharge moved to Quebec, Canada where he lived until 2005. Peter developed a growing interest in foraging after seeing how lush the forests were in southwestern Ontario and how they are the home to countless varieties of edible plants and mushrooms.
Every year new edible plants and wild mushrooms are discovered and he passes this knowledge along to those who accompany him and his dogs on the Stratford area trails.
He has appeared on The Oprah Network’s "Fearless in the Kitchen"and Global TV’s "Morning News" as well as presenting articles in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life Magazine, Ontario Farmer and more.
In April 2012, his mystery novel "Boreal Dreams" was published to four and five star reviews. "Boreal Dreams" was also short listed for the Robertson Davies Prize. He is currently working on his second book "The Art and Happenstance of Foraging" due out later this year.  

 

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Future Meeting Information

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

General Meeting

Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, Ontario  N2J 4A8
(Directions)

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Significant Elements of Biodiversity
within the Grand River Watershed

by
Tony Zammit

 

Presentation Information


About the Presentation
The focus of this talk will be on the GRCA lands, including such sites as Luther Marsh, Snyder's Flats, Conestogo Lake, Grass Lake and more.

About the Presenter
Tony Zammit is an Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecologist for the Grand River Conservation Authority.

 

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More Future Meeting Information

May 25, 2015

John L. Riley - will speak on several of the themes from his recent book, The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History. 

 

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General Information

Meetings are held from September to May, on the fourth Monday of the month with the exception of December when a special (social) meeting is scheduled.  If the fourth Monday is a holiday, the meeting is scheduled for the third or the fifth Monday.  Our meetings are free and visitors are always welcome.  A special presentation is usually a part of each regular meeting.

 

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Meeting Dates for 2014-2015

September 22 October 27 November 24 December 8
January 26 February 23 March 23 April 27
May 25      

 

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Location

All meetings are held at the
Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre
510 Dutton Drive
Waterloo, Ontario  N2J 4A8

 

Directions

The Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre is located on the right as you approach the end of Dutton Drive.  Dutton Drive is a short street that runs off the north side of Weber Street West between Albert Street and Northfield Drive.

More Detailed Directions
These directions are from Hwy 85, coming from either direction.  
Take the Northfield Drive exit.  
Go west on Northfield Dr W/Regional Rd-50.   0.7 km
Turn left onto Parkside Dr.
Parkside Dr is 0.2 kilometers past Kumpf Dr     0.5 km
Take the 1st left onto Weber St N/Regional Rd-8.
If you reach Glenelm Cres you've gone a little too far   0.5 km
Take the 1st left onto Dutton Dr.
Waterloo Catholic District School Board is on the corner.
Go to end of street.  The building is the last one on the right.
Lots of free parking.
Enter via the main entrance door and go to the room on right
Welcome!

 

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Time

All regular (general) meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., except the December Social Meeting (6:00 p.m.) and the Annual General Meeting in May (7:00 p.m.)  All meetings are scheduled to end by 9:30 p.m. as we need to vacate the hall before 10:00 p.m.

 

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Meeting Format

The first hour is usually used for general business including the welcoming of new members and guests, and a time when those present (young and old, novice and experienced) share recent sightings of animals, plants and other natural phenomena.

 

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General Meeting Minutes

You may access the approved minutes of the KWFN General Meetings by clicking on the active links below.

 

2013 - 2014 General Meeting Minutes

September 2013    October 2013    November 2013

January 2014   February 2014    March 2014    April 2014    May 2014

 

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2012 - 2013 General Meeting Minutes

September 2012    October 2012    November 2012

January 2013    February 2013    March 2013    April 2013    May 2013


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2011-2012 General Meeting Minutes

September 2011    October 2011    November 2011
January 2012    February 2012    March 2012    April 2012    May 2012

  

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2010-2011 General Meeting Minutes

May 2011


 

 

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