General InformationJuly 1 2021: Until further notice our club meetings will continue to be held via Zoom, not in person, and are limited to club members. While we have suspended meetings over the summer as is our practice, we expect to offer field trips in July and August as COVID restrictions ease up. Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Annual General Meeting may be an exception. Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at email@example.com.
Tue01Jun20217:30 pmZoom Meeting - Details to follow
The world through a bat's ear
M.B. (Brock) Fenton is currently an Emeritus Professor of Biology, Western University, in London, Ontario. Retired in 2010, he continues to study the ecology and behaviour of bats, with special emphasis on echolocation and evolution.
Dr. Fenton will use images and stories to bring us into the world of bats — their basic evolution, behaviour and diversity, their reproduction and ecology. He will also speak to issues about bats and conservation and bats and public health.
His background: M.B. (Brock) Fenton received his Ph.D. in 1969 for work in the ecology and behaviour of bats. He has held academic positions at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada 1969 to 1986), York University (Toronto, Canada 1986 to 2003) and the University of Western Ontario (2003 to present).
He is widely published, from scientific papers to books and even text books. One example is Fenton and Simmons 2014 Bats: a world of science and mystery. That same year, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royals Society of Canada (FRSC).
Brock and his wife Sherri spend a great deal of time and energy photographing bats.