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Sunday October 2nd, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Fall walk to Fawcett/Agnew Conservancy properties just  west of Washago - nice easy walking,
in part alongside the Trent-Severn canal,
 with Ron Reid an experienced naturalist who has extensive knowledge of this property.

This reserve is located in the core of “The Land Between” and showcases the diverse habitats.
Meet at Zehrs to car pool at 1:00 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

Contact: Arni Stinnissen (705) 329-0515

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Guest speaker: Peter Mills

Topic: The Quest to Create a Field Guide

Field Guides have formed the backbone that naturalists rely on to better know plants, fungi,
 lichens, birds, mammals, and more!
 Join Peter Mills to hear about his quest to write and illustrate a field guide to amphibians—
one that would go beyond what was already known about them, by depicting their eggs and
aquatic larval stages, as well as the more familiar adults themselves.
 (Books available for cash purchase — $30 even per copy)

"Peter has worked professionally as a naturalist in Algonquin Park over the past nine years, has a Biology Degree from Trent University,
and is a qualified teacher.
He was born and raised in Barrie and enjoys painting in his spare time.
His art aims to take literal subjects like animals or landscapes and present them in a lyrical way. 
His fascination with the natural world is rooted in summers spent in Parry Sound as a child. 
He is currently studying at-risk salamanders by using mapping technology to plot where different species are found and how they interact with one another. 
He will be speaking about a two-year journey he undertook to write and illustrate a field guide,
Metamorphosis: Ontario's Amphibians at all Stages of Development

Contact: Muriel Sinclair (705) 325-7359


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