Jim Roth, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
This event cancelled.
For the safety of our members, volunteers and the presenters we have made the decision to cancel the event, Foxy Food Webs at the Arctic's Edge. Unfortunately, this event cannot be held virtually at this time.
Pauline Bloom, Lead Wildlife Biologist - Central Wildlife, Fisheries & Resource Enforcement Branch
Coyotes have an increasing presence in urban areas across North America, including here in Manitoba. Coyotes have adapted to living amongst people and now people must learn how to coexist with coyotes.
Amanda Shave, Manitoba Important Bird Areas Coordinator
The Manitoba Important Bird Areas program and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative have been busy despite the past couple of challenging seasons. Join us as we highlight the important work done by our volunteers across Manitoba's grassland, wetland, forest, lake and urban ecosystems.
Danny Blair, Co-Director, Prairie Climate Centre; Professor of Geography, University of Winnipeg
Most Manitoban’s acknowledge that climate change is happening, and that we will have a different climate in the near future. But many, and perhaps most, do not really have a clear picture of just how different it will be. The presentation will summarize what we know, and encourage all to imagine the consequences.
One hundred years ago, with the formation of the Natural History Society of Manitoba (Nature Manitoba) in 1920, the Society became a key player in the creation of a permanent public museum. With incredible perseverance, by the likes of prominent Society members such a A.G. Lawrence, B.W. Cartwright and H.M.
Dennis Fast, past president of Manitoba Nature; birder and photographer
Birding, photography, and travel have been life-long passions for Dennis. On this evening's journey you will discover that “beauty is everywhere if you look, but it begins first of all in the heart.” From the world of backyard insects to polar bears and other wildlife you will hear stories of adventure and concern for the changing planet.
Our province has a diversity of wild orchids. This presentation will introduce you to species you might not even recognize as orchids, show you where orchids grow, address the conservation status and current threats to Manitoba's orchids, as well as what we can do to help protect them. This presentation will be a visually entertaining look at the various habitats of Manitoba.
This presentation will focus on Senegal and The Gambia with special attention to the birds and culture of these areas. Long popular with British birders, The Gambia especially is becoming increasingly attractive as an "ornitholiday".
Manitoba is home to the polar bears of the western Hudson Bay while on land during the Hudson Bay's ice-free period. Come out and learn more about this Icon of the North. This presentation will provide current information on denning activities, distribution, feeding habits and the effects of Climate Change.
Tim Poole, Coordinator, Manitoba Important Bird Areas and Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative
Nature Manitoba hosts two bird stewardship programs: The Manitoba Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program and the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI). In 2018, the IBA Program has been busy working across Manitoba, from the Nelson River and Churchill in the north, to the native grasslands in the southwest, and the Chimney Swifts have been keeping everyone busy to say the least.
Murielle Bugera, President of the Crow Wing Trail Association
Imagine being back in the mid-1800`s and what you would see as you are riding an ox cart. Tall grass prairie and pastures, crop lands and treed areas, wild flowers and rivers, and the rural communities grew from this land. Métis and First Nations people helped new immigrants learn to survive and thrive in this area of the province where Manitoba was born.