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Photography has become a popular hobby with the advent of digital cameras and cell phone devices. Our March program combines the love of nature with this enjoyable pastime, giving both naturalists and photographers something of interest.
According to our speaker, Kyle Horner, "Nature has the ability to captivate and enthrall us at a single glance; and capturing it in photos is a fascinating, exhilarating, and sometimes maddening pursuit."
Kyle grew up on the northern shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Port Hope, where he was encouraged to explore and enjoy his natural surroundings. These experiences prompted him to pursue his interest further through his studies at the University of Guelph. During and after university, he traveled the continent as a field technician: working on boreal songbirds in Newfoundland, rattlesnakes in British Columbia, neo-tropical migrants in Arizona and aerial insectivores in Ontario. His true passion is for environmental education, and he has developed and delivered programming for numerous organizations, including national parks, conservation authorities, zoos, botanical gardens and non-profits. He is currently the Education Coordinator for Wild Ontario and a tour guide for Eagle Eye Tours.
During his presentation, Kyle will discuss the motivations and inspirations behind nature photography and share some of his favourite stories and photos. Please join us for a fascinating evening filled with beautiful images.
The Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!
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Ahhh, fresh air, family time and a chance to learn about birds along the Niagara River. Join the Bert Miller Nature Club on Sat. Jan. 7th and Sun. Jan. 15th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will START at the parking lot on Lakeshore Rd. east of historical Old Fort Erie. IF YOU MISS US BY THE FORT, LOOK FOR US FURTHER DOWN RIVER IN FORT ERIE. See birds up close by sharing our spotting scopes and binoculars or bring your own. Don't forget your cameras. You never know what photo opportunities will take flight.
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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.