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Mammals are a passion for this month’s speaker, Fiona Reid. She has been showing them to tourists for several decades, in diverse lands from Brazil to Indonesia and Alaska to Venezuela.
An accomplished writer and artist, Fiona is the author /illustrator of Peterson’s Field Guide to Mammals of North America. She has also written & illustrated numerous other works, including, A Field Guide to Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, The Golden Guide to Bats of the World, and Mammals of the Neotropics.
In addition to mammals, Fiona studies moths and nocturnal pollinators. Her backyard is a 26-acre patch of hardwood forest, ponds and swamp on the Niagara Escarpment, providing her with plenty of habitat to explore. She is particularly devoted to rodents and moths, "the nocturnal, misunderstood realm".
Fiona is a Departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Come join us on May 15th for a look at mysterious, marvelous mammals. As always, our meetings are open to the general public and we welcome any visitors, free of charge.
The Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!
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Ontario Public Health Division fact sheet on Lyme Disease.
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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.