Tuesday, 23 April 2013

EcoSask News, April 23, 2013


Nature of Cities/Jane’s Walk 
Jane's Walk Saskatoon presents a free film screening of the documentary The Nature of Cities, followed by an information session for the upcoming Jane's Walk events, at 7 pm, April 30, at the Frances Morrison Library.

Jane’s Walk Saskatoon is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours taking place on May 4 and 5. There will be a Literary Walk, a Soundwalk, a U of S Stories in Stone walk, and many more.

Wildlife Rehab AGM, May 8 
Jerry Haigh, wildlife veterinarian and author, will be speaking at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan’s AGM from 7-9 pm on May 8 in Room 1E85, Agriculture Building, U of S.

Spring is for the birds - enjoy!

Saskatoon Nature Society
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society on their frequent birdwatching field trips. Additional information is available on their website.
April 27 - Goose Migration
May 4 - Waterfowl at Millar Slough
May 5 - Waterfowl at Brightwater Marsh and Blackstrap Lake
Sundays in May - An early-morning walk (7-9:30) is an ideal outing for beginner birdwatchers

Backyard Bird Id, May 4
Join Melanie Elliott at Wild Birds Unlimited at 11:30 on May 4 to find out more about the birds in our backyards.

Birdwatching for Beginners, May 6 & 13
The Saskatoon Nature Society is offering two Birdwatching for Beginners sessions. The first will provide tips for using field guides to identify common Saskatoon area birds, while the second will be an outdoor field trip led by experienced birders. Contact trips@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca for further information about this and other field trips.

Hummingbird Migration
Track hummingbirds’ migration as they leave their winter homes in Mexico and Panama and head north.

Interesting Reading
Giving the Environment the Boot – Rubber boots may be a practical response to spring puddles, but with environmental reservations

Teaching sustainability through video games: mixing the thrill of competing with a strong social message

Stakeholders and government agencies are working together to conserve grassland ecology at Antelope Creek Ranch, Alberta

The benefits of green - from looking out your bedroom window to walking to work

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