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Lunan Hall, St. Paul’s United Church

April 2017

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists

April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists presents a talk by Neil Dawson, Wildlife Assessment Program Leader, Northwest Biodiversity and Monitoring Unit, OMNRF.  The Wolverine-Ontario's Wilderness Weasel.  Visitors welcome and this is a no charge event.

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September 2017

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this fall as we start our new season of indoor lectures! Monday, September 25, 2017 History and Practices of the Claude Garton Herbarium, and Future of the Herbarium in the 21st Century, Emma Lehmberg, Curator, Claude Garton Herbarium and Lada Malek, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, LU In its 50th year, the Claude Garton Herbarium has been a part of Lakehead University’s Biology department since 1967 and has a collection of 110 000 vascular plants as well as 14…

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October 2017

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, October 27, 2017 If I Could Fly Like A Raven; A Birds-eye Portrait of Ontario’s Far North Join Gerry Racey, retired OMNRF, as he takes you on an aerial pictorial tour of Ontario’s Far North from the Hudson Bay Coast to the conifer forests of the boreal shield and the peatlands of the James Bay Lowlands. This is a landscape few of us will get to experience for ourselves. It is a land of beauty and a land of resources. It…

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January 2018

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, January 22, 2018 Annual General Meeting and Membership Slide Night A slate of candidates for membership on the Board of Directors will be presented and a vote for acceptance will be called. Voting is only open to members of TBFN. These candidates, if accepted, will be filling three upcoming vacancies. A brief report will also be presented on the recent Canada Revenue Agency audit of the club. Members are invited to share their favourite nature-related photographs from the past year. …

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March 2018

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk-Lake Sturgeon in the Kamistiquia River

March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Mike Friday as he illustrates and describes the ecology of Sturgeon in the Kam River.  Hear about movement patterns, behaviour and life cycle requirements as well as management challenges faced by this ancient species living in the lower Kam river.  Mike has been involved in a multi-year study which included radio-tracking adults and monitoring reproductive success.  Mike is a biologist with northwestern Ontario’s Biodiversity and Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.  Free event and open to the…

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September 2018

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, 24 September, 2018 at 7:00pm Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and Preliminary Biological Surveys Join Doug Tate, Ecologist Team Leader with Parks Canada responsible for the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Doug will talk about the NMCA and describe the geography, the mandate and share some of the ongoing activities to document and understand the shoreline ecosystems and marine environment within its boundaries and how it relates to other conservation efforts on Lake Superior’s spectacular coast. Work…

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October 2018

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, 22 October, 2018 at 7:00pm Lichens in and around Ouimet Canyon Come join Hanna Dorval, a graduate student at Lakehead University, as she shares her explorations of lichen communities in and around Ouimet Canyon. Although often overlooked, lichens are everywhere. These composite, epiphytic organisms have the talent of thriving in places where nothing else can live or grow. However, some species are found exclusively in only the oldest undisturbed forests. A unique community of lichens exists around Lake Superior…

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November 2018

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk

November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Monday, November 26, 2018 Wildlife and Wild-space Photography From A Naturalist’s Perspective Join Connie and Ken Hartviksen as they present “Wildlife and Wild-space Photography From A Naturalist’s Perspective”. Connie and Ken Hartviksen are Naturalists first, photographers second, and TBFN club members. As well, Connie has managed the TBFN Facebook page for the last 4 years where she shares many of her wildlife and wild-space images. This talk will explore the use of photographic equipment as a natural extension of the Naturalist’s…

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January 2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Annual General Meeting and Member’s Slide Night

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The TBFN Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the slide presentations. The business of the meeting will be to elect members to the Board of Directors, to hear a financial report, and to appoint the auditor.  Members will showcase their favourite nature-related photographs from the past year.  The talk will be held at Lunan Hall, St. Paul's, United Church, 349 Waverley Street at 7:00pm.  This event is free and open to the public.

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March 2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk Forest Insects-Free and Open to the Public

March 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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April 2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk: Permafrost and Invasive Plant Species Talk

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is our last general meeting before the summer and we will hear from two speakers who will share information that enhance our understanding of the local environment.  This event is free and open to the general public.

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September 2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk-Confessions of a Natural History Photographer

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for an entertaining talk by Stephen J. Krasemann, a noted nature photographer.  Stephen has had a long and distinguished career as a photographer including assignments from Time-Life, Audubon, NationalWildlife and National Geographic magazines. He has worked as the publicity photographer for the Walt Disney movie, Never Cry Wolf, spent over two years following mountain lions for German GEOmagazine and recorded the continued demise of African wildlife for Newsweek. His photographs have appeared in myriad advertisements for liquors, fashion products, environmental companies and have…

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Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Talk-Confessions of a Natural History Photographer

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for an entertaining talk by Stephen J. Krasemann, a noted nature photographer.  Stephen has had a long and distinguished career as a photographer including assignments from Time-Life, Audubon, NationalWildlife and National Geographic magazines. He has worked as the publicity photographer for the Walt Disney movie, Never Cry Wolf, spent over two years following mountain lions for German GEOmagazine and recorded the continued demise of African wildlife for Newsweek. His photographs have appeared in myriad advertisements for liquors, fashion products, environmental companies and have…

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October 2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists-Ecological Perspective on the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Area of Interest

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This special evening will focus on the Territorial District of Thunder Bay which is the stated area of interest of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists and which spans a vast and diverse area of land and water from the north shore of Lake Superior to the Albany River, and from Pukaskwa to Quetico. Gerry Racey will start with a description and discussion of what drives the ecology of this landscape and what makes it special and different from all other…

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November 2019

TBFN -Bird Trends in the Thunder Bay Area

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

oin with us to learn about and celebrate three projects related to bird monitoring and conservation in the Lakehead.  Thunder Bay Field Naturalists have supported over the years Project Peregrine, the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory and the Christmas Bird Count. This support has come in terms of financial support and countless volunteer hours.  Brian Ratcliff will describe the background and achievements of Project Peregrine, which has achieved its objective of helping bring Peregrine falcons back from the brink. Al Harris will highlight…

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