The following non-Nature London activities and events might be of interest to members. For additional information and to confirm details, please contact the indicated organization.
Thames Talbot Land Trust Passport to Nature Events
The Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) will be hosting two upcoming Passport to Nature outings:
- “Learn to Snowshoe” with Erin Zukiwski, Saturday, 25 January, 2020, 11 AM–1 PM at Meadowlily Nature Preserve.
- “Winter Walk” with David Wake, Saturday, 22 February 2020, 10 AM–12 PM at Westminster Ponds.
For more information on the free Passport to Nature program and to register for the individual events visit https://www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/passport_to_nature.
The 2020 Great Canadian Backyard Bird Count
The 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, 14 February through Monday, 17 February 2020. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. It’s free, fun and easy and helps researchers learn more about how birds are doing. The research conducted then informs initiatives to protect birds and their habitats. For more information and to register as a participant visit http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex Children’s Workshop: Create a W I N T E R G A R D E N
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 1:00 pm
Civic Garden Complex – 625 Springbank Drive
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Jeremy McNeil, UWO Biology professor will speak about how insects depend on dried plant material in winter.
While you make your dried material “garden” arrangement, you will learn how birds and mammals need this plant material for food and habitat. You will gain a new appreciation of nature and your garden in winter!
All materials will be supplied: Decorated recyclable container, dried plant material and decorations (bird, insect, mammal).
Minimum Age: 5 + yrs. old and those who are young at heart. Children must be accompanied by an adult – Please no more than one adult per child.
Pre-Register: $12/ child
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 519-472-3553
More info at www.friendslcgc.com & Facebook!
Western University Biology Department Seminar Series
The Western University Department of Biology Seminar Series is up and running. The Biology Department offers the free series throughout the academic year and the public is welcome to attend. The seminars, exploring all aspects of biology, will be held on Fridays, 12:30–1:30 PM in room 0165 of the Biological and Geological Sciences Building (BGS). Visit www.uwo.ca/biology/research/weekly_seminars.html for a list of topics and presenters.
London Environmental Book Club
The London Environmental Book Club will be meeting the second Monday of the month beginning December 9th. This gathering offers participants lively discussion about recommended books with an environmental focus. Upcoming dates are December 9, January 13, and 10 February 2020. Meetings take place at the London Public Library Central Branch,
7–8:30 PM. For selected books and meeting locations visit https://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca/search~20/P?SEARCH=london+environmental+book+club&submit=Search&searchscope=4.
London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting the 13th annual Seedy Saturday, “London’s Garden Fest” on 7 March 2020 from 10 AM–3 PM. The event is held at the Carling Heights Optimist Centre, 686 Elizabeth Street, London. For more information and to access vendor registration visit http://londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com/calling-vendors-exhibitors-for-seedy-saturday-londons-garden-fest-mar-72020/.