Tuesday 11 November 2014

EcoSask News, Nov. 11, 2014

"In the field the poppies grow..."
Ariel, the Swainson’s Hawk, Nov. 16
Visit with Greg Fenty and Ariel the Swainson’s Hawk at 12 noon, Nov. 16, at Wild Birds Unlimited. Ariel is over 20 years old!

My ABC Book, Nov. 16
Anne McElroy presents her children’s book, My ABC Book… Wild Creatures, Weird Facts, at 1 pm, Nov. 16, at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Anne is an active volunteer with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan.

Eleven, Nov. 17
McNally Robinson is hosting a book launch for Paul Hanley’s new book, Eleven, at 7 pm, Nov. 17.

Electric Cars & Hybrids, Nov. 18
Lynn Oliphant will discuss the evolution of electric cars and hybrid vehicles at 7 pm, November 18, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the SES Sustainable Speaker Series.

SK Conservation Data Centre, Nov. 19 (Regina)
Sarah Vinge-Mazer will speak about the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre – Rankings, Research, and Rare Plants at 7 pm, Nov. 19, in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Theatre, Regina, as part of PCAP's Prairie Speaker Series.

Sharing Your Garden with the Birds, Nov. 20
Sara Williams, author of Creating the Prairie Xeriscape, will be speaking at the Saskatoon Nature Society’s meeting at 7:30 pm, Nov. 20, in Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan. Sara believes that saving water and providing habitat for birds are a good match and will introduce about 100 hardy, drought-tolerant trees and shrubs that seem to attract birds.

Thank You, WAM!
The members of We Are Many have decided to take an extended break. Let’s give them a huge vote of thanks for all they've contributed over the past few years, including hydration stations at community events and increasing our local supply of garlic and berries.

WAM is hosting its AGM at 7:30 pm, Nov.19, at the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op. Everyone is welcome.

Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Needs Your Help
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation has completely outgrown its space and needs to find a barn or building on the edge of Saskatoon that they can use for the summer. Ideally, they would like access to water/sewer, outdoor space to build aviaries, and electricity. Call 306-652-5975 if you, or someone you know, can help.

Interesting Articles
It may be annoying, but wind turbine noise doesn't harm our health

Our household waste explodes during the holidays

Students in a year-round outdoor education class at Delisle Composite learn about biodiversity, farming, and native plants

“A protected bike lane is a symbol of democracy” and other advice from Enrique Penalosa

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