Monarch Butterfly Migration (Outing)
|Time:||1:00pm, carpool at noon|
|Location:||Morgan's Point Conservation Area, carpool at Stevensville Conservation Area|
Experience the Weather of Ontario
|Location:||Our regular meeting location|
The Bert Miller Nature Club looks forward to welcoming back its members with a new season of programs.
Join us for a family friendly afternoon of fun on Sunday, September 20th, as we celebrate the Monarch Butterfly migration at Morgan's Point Conservation Area. There will be a tagging demonstration and plenty of opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures as they stop and rest before continuing their journey south. Meet at the Stevensville Conservation Area at 12 noon to carpool.
Then, on Monday, September 21st, 7:00 pm, our first evening meeting will feature photographer David Chapman presenting his stunning visual production, entitled "Experience the Weather of Ontario". According to David, we have some of the most interesting weather in the world. Surrounded by the Great Lakes, our vast province offers a variety of weather events due to its terrain, temperature variations and location. We will learn about Fallstreak Holes and superior mirages, as well as discovering how far south the Aurora Borealis can actually be seen.
David is a very popular speaker who enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. He developed an interest in photography at 16 years and has been pursuing his passion professionally since the age of 18 years. His father instilled in him a love of nature and an appreciation of the environment that forms the subject of most of David's photography. Having studied meteorology and ornithology, Chapman enjoys photographing weather phenomena, especially lightning and storm formations, in addition to other aspects of nature.
Come and experience Ontario's weather uniqueness, power and beauty in this exciting presentation. Members of the general public are invited to attend, free of charge.
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Ontario Public Health Division fact sheet on Lyme Disease.
Return of the Eagle
Join the Bert Miller Nature Club at the Fort Erie Public Library's Centennial Branch on Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00 pm. Learn about the biology of this iconic bird, the history of its decline to endangered status, and the good news story of its rebound. Find out about local Bald Eagle sightings and the first confirmed nest sighting in the Niagara Peninsula.Read more
Click here to read the report for our April 2014 meeting.
The increasing conflict between human activities and the biosphere is unsustainable – the climate is changing, biodiversity is decreasing, habitats are being lost and most ecological systems have been significantly altered. If human society is going to prosper in the future, we must immediately adopt ecologically sustainable practices. In 2002 the U.N. Environmental Program proposed the "Melbourne Principles" as a guide to an equitable and sustainable future. In 2009 the Region of Niagara incorporated these principles into the Regional Policy Plan. The Bert Miller Nature Club is now asking that everyone in the environmental community become familiar with the Melbourne Principles and insist that they be applied in their communities as the standard of practice.