Posted by: PMGDD | November 3, 2015

MNC Meetings and Field Trips

From: P. Gadd []
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:33 PM
Subject: MNC Meetings and Field Trips

Hi All,

A note to let you know what is in the planning stages for club meetings and field trips over the next few months.


Monday November 9thNature Photography workshop. Club members are invited to share some of their nature photographs and talk about

their approach to such photography. The idea is that we all will learn something by the sharing of ideas, techniques, composition etc. It is not intended

to get particularly technical and is not necessarily about high-end cameras. If you wish to participate in the presentation please let me know and send along

one or ten of your photos, or as many as you wish, so that I can prepare a presentation that we can look through as a group. Phil Riebel is not able to attend

this session unfortunately but hopefully at a future meeting he will be able to share and discuss some of his nature images.

Also the November meeting is our AGM and we will be holding an election for the club executive for 2015-2016.

Membership dues are due: $20.00 individual, $30.00 family.

December Meeting – this will be held on Dec. 7th, the first Monday of the month as the 14th might be getting into Christmas activity schedules.

We will have our Christmas Pot-Luck supper so the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Holly will be presenting on her visit to Churchill, Manitoba

and the Polar Bears in that area.

January 11th, 2016, Dave MacLeod will present on the techniques he uses as he researches answers to the many questions we send his way.

Below is what Dave has in mind for this session;

“ I’m thinking that examples of a bird, an insect, a vascular plant, and a non-vascular fungus would be worth exploring time allowing, using some photos that were sent to me by members for identification.

Although the internet is a valuable tool for comparison of photos on various websites, not all the information needed for an identification to species (and even sometimes to genus) is readily available there, especially when one is starting from scratch in the identification process. For the real keener various printed materials like dichotomous keys, range maps, etc., may be more available in books and are often the starting point before going to the internet to seek confirmation. For that reason I’m also considering bringing in some of my books so members can see what is out there in their particular field of interest.”

February 8th, 2016 TBA

March 14th, 2016 TBA

April 11th, 2016 – John Klymko, Zoologist, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, Sackville, NB, will be presenting a wrap up of the recently completed 6 year Maritime Butterfly Atlas

Possible presenters/topics for the upcoming year:
Organic Farming, Birding on the Acadian Peninsula, Shoreline Erosion Control

If anyone has ideas for presentations for club meetings please let me know.

Field Trips:

Miramichi Museum, Chatham-Miramichi Saturday Dec. 5th or Sunday Dec. 6th

I have heard from Dave that Ena’s recovery from hip surgery after 3 weeks is going well although there a number of weeks recuperation left. Dave has been very busy in helping Ena through her daily routine

and she is also receiving appropriate support from health care workers. I have let Dave know we are all thinking of them.

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