The Power of Friends in Competitive and Co-operative Birds

From dodging collisions to choosing your friends, behaviour provides a means for animals to respond to diverse challenges.

Roslyn Dakin’s group at Carleton University studies the dynamics of behaviour with the goal of understanding how behaviours work and how they have evolved. In this talk, she will look at social Continue reading

MFNC Members’ Night

Our club’s January Members’ Night tradition lives on in 2023 but with a twist. To simplify the process this year we invite you to showcase a prized nature or natural history possession or experience via Zoom. We will not be meeting in person at the Arnprior Curling club in January. Continue reading

Beetle diversity in Canada and beyond with Patrice Bouchard

Patrice Bouchard looking for beetles on trees at night with a headlamp

Beetles are remarkably adaptable and beautiful creatures found almost everywhere on earth. Incredibly visually diverse ­with nearly 400,000 described species – compared for example to some 5,500 mammal species or 6,500 amphibian species – they make up more Continue reading