|Speakers:||Joseph Mwangi & Marcie Jacklin|
|Date:||May 21 (note date change)|
|Location:||Our regular meeting location|
For the past two years, we have scheduled our May meetings on the Thursday following Victoria Day to allow our members to enjoy the holiday weekend with family. This year, we are continuing the tradition and will meet on Thursday, May 21st.
The speaker originally scheduled for this date is unable to keep her commitment, so we are fortunate to have a special visitor from Kenya who will join us that evening. Joseph Mwangi, a guide with Nature's Wonderland Safaris in Kenya, will be joined by Marcie Jacklin to discuss the various wildlife safaris that are available. We will also learn about the annual Wildebeest migration that takes place within Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. Between the open places of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of Wildebeest and Zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change, providing one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
Joseph has had an interest in nature since his high school years when he chaired a geographical club. He later joined Nature Kenya, an organization that deals with the conservation of the country's flora and fauna. In addition to his duties as one of the premiere guides for Nature's Wonderland Safaris, he volunteers to conduct annual water bird surveys and other citizen science activities.
Come take a virtual safari to this fascinating country and enjoy its enchanting natural environment.
The Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!
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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
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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.