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may

wed01may7:00 pmwed9:00 pmMay MeetingA Peek Into the Underwater Life of Northern Map Turtles with Dr. Greg Bulte7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 5 Galvin St.

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Description: Observing the underwater life of freshwater turtles in the wild is not easy. In the last few years, Greg has used various gadgets to peek under the surface of Opinicon Lake hoping to better understand the reproductive, social, and overwintering behaviours of the Northern Map Turtle. As it is often the case in science, this pursuit left him with more questions than answers, but he did get some cool images along the way! Join us as Greg shares some interesting photos and ponders why Northern Map Turtles behave the way they do.

Presenter Bio: Greg is a biology instructor at Carleton University where he teaches courses about ecology and evolution. He has studied Northern Map Turtles for almost 20 years, examining their behaviours over time. In his spare time, he frolics in the woods and ponds surrounding his cabin and whittle.

june

wed05jun7:00 pmwed9:00 pmJune Monthly MeetingPLANTS AS THEY APPEAR IN NATURE - TALK AND QUIZ with ELEANOR THOMSON7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 5 Galvin St.

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Description: Can you tell what plant the burs on your socks came from, or would you recognize a tree from seeing its flowers? Come test your knowledge of our local wildflowers and trees. Participants in Eleanor’s quiz will be placed in small teams and will try to guess the plant using less commonly noticed features. A fun and challenging way to get to know more about the plants around us and learn to recognize them at different times of year.

Presenter bio: Eleanor’s sense of belonging in the ‘real world’ and interest in natural history go back as far as she can remember. Growing up, she spent every weekend exploring and playing in the woods around their cabin, first in the Gatineau Hills, and then in the Madawaska Highlands where she still spends much of her time, exploring, observing, discovering and learning about whatever piques her interest. As an independent field botanist, she has performed numerous botanical field inventories and species at risk surveys, and currently is working at the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa herbarium.

september

sat07sep6:00 pmsat10:00 pmMFNC's 40th Anniversary Celebration6:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 295 Albert Street

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Please join us in celebrating the club’s 40th anniversary with an evening of food, drinks, memories and TWO guest speakers!

More information to come.

Macnamara Field Naturalists' Club
P.O. Box 391
Arnprior, ON K7S 3L9
info@mfnc.ca