Every fall and winter, Nature Manitoba offers a series of indoor presentations featuring guest speakers on relevant, local, nature-related topics.
They are usually on Monday evenings at 7:30pm, and take place at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd) on the second floor (Salle Antoine-Gaborieau). Admission is only $3 ($2 for members).
The best reason to get off the couch and learn something new!
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
Presented by Dr. Kevin Fraser, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
Migration is a fascinating natural phenomenon that has intrigued humans for centuries. Billions of songbirds make epic migratory journeys every year between their breeding sites in North America and their overwintering homes in the New World Tropics, yet we are only just beginning to unravel the mysteries of migration. Using new technology, we can now track the specific migratory routes and behaviour of individual birds, providing important new insights into how birds time their travels, respond to weather, and where specifically our Canadian breeding birds spend the rest of their year. With many songbird species experiencing steep rates of population decline, there is an added urgency to mapping songbird migration and understanding which populations may be most at risk in our changing world. Kevin Fraser studies the migration ecology and conservation of long-distance migratory songbirds. He will present new data on the migration and ecology of several songbird species that breed in Manitoba, including Purple Martin, Canada Warbler, and Mountain Bluebird.
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Presented by Electric Monk Media
We are pleased to announce that following the AGM we will be showing the new documentary film about Robert Taylor. “The Private Lives of Wild Creatures” blends dramatic photo sequences with archival interviews and field recordings to present Bob’s work as an artist and scientist. The film (about an hour in length) was premiered at The Manitoba Museum in October, but we understand the filmmakers (Electric Monk Media) are working on a new version with additional footage. They will be present at the AGM showing to answer questions about the making of the film.
So join us on March 21 and venture outdoors with Robert Taylor as your guide, from “The Polar Bear Capital of the World” to the tamarack bogs of the great grey owl. To whet your appetite, a trailer for the film can be viewed at: vimeo.com/131227909.