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Past Discovery Evenings

TEXAS WILD: Wildlife on Texas Ranches

Date: 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Presenter: 

Dennis Fast (Wildlife photographer, past president of the MNS, 1980-81)

In April 2010 Dennis Fast participated in the bi-annual Images for Conservation Fund Pro-Tour competition to help promote the conservation of wildlife habitat on private lands in Texas. Twenty photographers from 5 countries were invited to spend a month on separate ranches attempting to photograph as much of the wildlife on each ranch as possible.

Manitoba’s Wild Wood Bison

Date: 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Presenter: 

Brian Joynt (Regional Wildife Manager, Manitoba Conservation)

Few people realize Manitoba is home to a wild free-ranging herd of wood bison. This genetically pure and disease free population lives in the Northern Interlake and is an important part of the national recovery strategy for this threatened species. This presentation will provide information about Manitoba’s wild wood bison, including their history, biology, habitat and future management.

Severe Prairie Thunderstorms, Tornadogenesis and Storm Chasing

Date: 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Presenter: 

Dr. John Hanesiak (Associate Professor, Dept. of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba)

Accurately predicting the location and timing of thunderstorm initiation (called convection initiation) and which storm(s) will produce tornadoes (called tornadogenesis) are currently two of the most perplexing issues in meteorology today.

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