Tuesday, 20 May 2014

EcoSask News, May 20, 2014

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Events
Regina Environmental Films, May 25 
The SK EcoNetwork's Environmental Film Festival is part of the events during the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina on May 25.

Birdwatching for Beginners, May 29 & June 5
Curious about birds but not sure how to become a birder? Then this two-evening workshop offered by the Saskatoon Nature Society is for you. May 29 is a classroom session, while June 5 is an outdoor field trip.

Sparrow Identification Workshop, June 12
Find out how to identify the many different sparrows found in and around Saskatoon using sight, song, and habitat clues at a 2-hour evening workshop on June 12. Advance registration for this Saskatoon Nature Society workshop is required.

NatureCity Festival, May 25-31
Here are a few more events we’re looking forward to during NatureCity Festival:
May 25, 2 pm – Prairie Birds, Flowers and Butterflies at Northeast Swale
May 25, 4 pm – Nature Photography with Branimir Gjetvaj at Northeast Swale
May 26, 12:15 pm – Birding near Mendel
May 27, 1:30 pm – Wildflower Walk to Peturrson’s Ravine
May 28, 5 pm – Insects in Your Garden
May 30, 6:30 pm – Pond Dipping (Saskatoon Young Naturalists)
May 31, 1:30 pm – Small Swale Plant Walk (and native plant yard tour)

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Take Action
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Fully sustainable businesses – from renting a carpet to reusing old phones to create new ones
World-wide support for banning pesticides in urban areas
Biodiversity 34% higher on organic farms than conventional ones

Summer Reading
Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds, Trevor Herriot
Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life, George Monbiot
A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, Candace Savage

EcoSask News is a weekly round-up of local news and events. Email us if you have items you would like us to include. Additional upcoming events can be found on our Calendar.

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