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Meetings 2016 - 2017

Indoor meetings are held on the third Monday of each month
(from September to April except December)

Upcoming Meetings

September 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm - Annual Potluck Supper
Member presentations. Meet old friends, and maybe some new ones, to share summer
experiences and sightings. Please note the early start time for this event.

October 17, 2016 - 7:30 pm - Madagascar with Jim Watt

November 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm - Stories from the road - Ron Erwin
Ron Erwin and his wife Lori have spent the last 25 years travelling the back roads and
waterways of Canada. Sharing an enthusiasm for nature and adventure, they travel
extensively photographing, exploring and observing Canada's landscape and wildlife from
coast to coast. Their work appears in books, magazines and calender. Ron is also a
Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at Seneca College. This one-hour
presentation showcases Ron's photographs along with stories from the road.


January 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Vernal Pools - Don Scallen
Vernal pools are temporary wetlands that host a variety of fascinating life. In Ontario,
animals known as vernal pool "obligate" species include wood frogs, fairy shrimp and four
species of salamanders in the genus Ambystoma. This talk will feature these vernal pool
obligate species along with other creatures that use vernal pools. Conservation issues
surrounding vernal pools will also be addressed.


February 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Uganda - the Pearl of Africa - Maggie Sims
Uganda has been referred to as the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill for its astonishing
array of wildlife and wide variety of natural environments. Unfortunately, every aspect of
the country was shattered during the 15 years of dictatorship and civil war. It is hard to
believe now that this rich natural environment was all but destroyed. This talk will feature
natural history as well as the local way of life but the focus was the opportunity to trek
into the mountains find the rare mountain gorillas.

March 20, 2017 - 7:30 p.m - Rattray Marsh - Credit Valley Conservation
Staff of Credit Valley Conservation will outline the plans and progress in creating a beautiful
and naturalized conservation area along the shores of Lake Ontario in the Clarkson
neighbourhood transforming it into a hub for passive waterfront recreation, a hotspot for
wildlife migration and a green oasis in the heart of the city.

April 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting and Members' Night
Featuring presentations and displays (slides, art, photos, etc) by SPNC members.

Meeting location:
Church of St. Bride - Basement Auditorium
1516 Clarkson Road
Mississauga, Ontario

Directions:
QEW - exit at Erin Mills Parkway / Southdown Road
Take Southdown Road south to Truscott
East (left) on Truscott to Clarkson Road
North (left) on Clarkson - St. Bride's is on the left. Ample free parking.

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