Sable Island

Club members Hessel and Mary Pape will present an illustrated talk on this unique wild place, its history, natural heritage and future. Don’t miss this presentation about this mysterious islands off the east coast of Canada.

Northern Lights

The night sky in the autumn is occasionally alive with turning, swirling colours in Georgina. We will investigate research and report on the aurora borealis here and in the far north. If anyone has good pictures please bring them to the meeting. Member researched and presentation evening.

Snowy Owls

As the winter sets in some arctic birds arrive in our area. Snowy owls come down from the arctic some years. What do they do in their arctic homes, why, when and how do they come south. Member researched and presentation evening.

Volcanoes

Important earth building geologic features and subjects of ancient and modern human disasters. Also myth and stories of volcanoes are still little known. Even in the 19th and 20th Century volcanoes were the subject of literature and the news from Krakatoa to the Jules Verne book “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” to Mount St. Helens in our time, volcanoes continue to hold our imagination. Member researched and presentation evening.

Annual Club Fund Raising Evening : Snow Leopard

Ghost Cat of the high Himalayas. Adventurer and photographer Albert Wierenga will present on an expedition he was a member of, to visit the high country habitat of the elusive Snow Leopard. Don’t miss this must see presentation! Everyone welcome. There will be a small silent auction and baked goods for sale as in past years. Club members please donate few, but unique auction items. Club members reserve seats with $5.00 donation by September 20. Non-members $15 as space allows. The event this year will be at our regular meeting place, York Region Police Building Meeting Room (Baseline Road between McCowan and Civic Centre Road). Limited seating. Phone Carol 705-437-2993 or Mary 705-437-1262 for further information.

Bees

What is happening to our native bees and to the important Honey Bee? This is a subject of vital importance to us all. We will review the natural history of bees and explore the current status of them in Ontario and what we can do to help them now and in the future. Member researched and presentation evening.