|Speakers:||Tim Seburn & Marcie Jacklin|
|Location:||Our regular meeting location|
|Outing:||Fort Erie Waterfowl Tour Sun. Feb. 15, 2015, 10:00 am Meet at Old Fort Erie on the river side|
Last month, our speaker took us on a trip to the Galapagos Islands. This month, our destination is Kenya.
Marcie Jacklin and Tim Seburn, Club members and avid naturalists, will lead us on this armchair Journey. Although birds are their special interest, their tour took them into big game country where they encountered animals that most of us have only seen in zoos.
In October 2014, Marcie and Tim flew to Kenya where they started their journey in the capitol city of Nairobi, along with four other nature enthusiasts. Over a 17 day span, they visited a variety of habitats and elevations, allowing them to see 400 species of birds and 44 species of animals. Some of the areas they visited include Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kakamega Rainforest and Masai Mara Game Reserve. All are designated as Important Bird Areas (IBA). "It would be difficult to pick out any highlights, as every day was an adventure!" says Marcie. "We were so impressed with the diversity of animals, birds and habitat, and the scenery left us breathless on many occasions." Marcie's and Tim's stories and anecdotes will definitely enhance their beautiful slide presentation.
Monday's program offers a wonderful respite to the wintery weather and will transport us to a land filled with amazing wildlife. Plan to join us for this incredible journey and we promise to get you home before bedtime! Members of the general public are always invited to attend, as well.
The Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!
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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.