Waterloo Region Nature

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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.

 


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Monday, February 22, 2016

General Meeting

Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario
Note: This is the new location for WRN/KWFN meetings
(Directions)

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Ontario’s True North

by

Mike Burrell

 

 

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Meeting Details

 

About the Presentation
Many Ontario naturalists are familiar with the vast taiga of northern Ontario, but most forget that our province extends beyond the boreal forest to the salt marshes and tundra of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Over the past several years Mike has had the opportunity to work (and play) in some of Ontario’s real north. Come hear about his experiences and see the amazing landscapes, plants and wildlife that call it home.  

About the Presenter
Mike Burrell grew up in the KW area and inherited a love of nature from his parents. He has helped lead many trips for the club and has coordinated the Kitchener Christmas Bird Count since 2007.

Mike is very involved with the Ontario birding community and currently works for Bird Studies Canada on several projects including the Important Bird Areas Program, Christmas Bird Counts, and eBird Canada.

Mike now lives outside of Kingston with his wife Erica.

Contact information: mburrell@birdscanada.org  613-442-0020

 

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Future Meeting Information

 

Monday, March 28, 2016

General Meeting

Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario
Note: This is the new location for WRN/KWFN meetings
(Directions)

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The Year with No Summer:Hudson Bay in 1816
by
Roger Suffling

 

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The Presentation:
April 5th 1815, was a momentous time. Yes, Napoleon was defeated outside of Moscow and the War of 1812 was winding to a close, but the explosion of Tambora volcano in what is now Indonesia was much bigger! - The largest explosive eruption in 10,000 years, two human cultures completely obliterated, 4 cu Km of dust liberated to the atmosphere. The dust circled the globe up to the arctic, causing ecological disruption and human famines, especially in 1816, "The Year no Summer". Roger will outline how the tragedy unfolded, with particular reference to the forests of Northern Ontario.

The Presenter:
Roger Suffling is a WRN club member and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. He has spent much of the last 45 years conducting field work and resource planning activities in Northern Ontario, including examination of the Hudson's Bay Company Records dating from the early 19th Century.

Contact information: rcsuffling@uwaterloo.ca 519-742-4577

 

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More Future Meeting Information

March 28, 2016 - The Year with No Summer: Hudson Bay in 1816 - Roger Suffling

April 25, 2016  - All About Butterflies - Thelma Beaubien

May 30, 2015 - TBA 

 

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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 2015-2016

September 28 October 26 November 23 December 7
January 25 February 22 March 28 April 25
May 30      

 

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Location

Effective September 28, 2015, all meetings are held at the
Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
Bridgeport Rd. N. and Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario  N2J 4A8

 

Directions

Waterloo Region Nature, formerly known as Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists, will commence its 2015-16 series of meetings at a new location - Knox Presbyterian Church Reception Hall, at the corner of Bridgeport Road West and Erb Street West in Waterloo, Ontario.  Details.


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Time

All regular (general) meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., except the December Social Meeting (7:00 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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