Tuesday 12 July 2016

EcoSask News, July 12, 2016

Mourning cloak butterfly

Upcoming Events
Cowspiracy, July 20 (Regina) 
Cinema Politica Regina will be showing the film Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret at 7 pm, July 20, at the Artful Dodger.

Native Plants Workshop, July 23, 24, 25 (Saskatoon) 
Join Permaculture Saskatchewan in planting a variety of native flowers and grasses at the College of Education’s Prairie Habitat Garden from 9 am-12 pm, July 23; 1-4 pm, July 24; and 6-9 pm, July 25.

Bridge City Bicycle Co-Op AGM, July 28 (Saskatoon) 
Bridge City Bicycle Co-op is holding its annual general meeting and barbecue at 6 pm, July 28.

Saskatoon Nature Society 
Saskatoon Young Naturalists 
Sept. 24 – Sandhill Crane Field Trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Golden Eagles
July 14, 7:30 am – Bradwell Reservoir
July 21, 7:30 am – Shorebirds
July 28, 7:30 am – Shakinah Retreat
Aug. 4, 7:30 am – Spinney Hill
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
July 13, 7-8:30 pm –Meewasin Trail Botany Walk
July 16, 8-11 am – Hudson Bay Slough Birding
July 23, 8 am-4:30 pm – Luck Lake Shorebird Expedition
July 24, 1:30-4:30 pm – Butterfly Field Trip
July 30, 8 am-12 noon – Langham Songbirds
Aug. 5, 7-9 pm – Turkey Vulture Tagging
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
July 23, 9 am – Chaplin Lake Saturday
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar


Interesting News
There have been increased sightings of coyotes in Saskatoon. Here are some good tips for sharing urban space with coyotes.

Peggy Sarjeant, a long-term resident of Saskatoon, stresses the importance of continued provincial funding for Meewasin Valley Authority: “Most people . . . will be unaware of Meewasin’s work behind the scenes: negotiating tirelessly for public access to the riverbank as Saskatoon grows; monitoring the plant and animal health of the valley; and helping to mitigate the impact of road development in the Northeast Swale. . . . Meewasin has been recognized provincially, nationally and internationally as a model river- valley management authority and conservation agency.” 

PCAP-SK has prepared a Native Prairie Fact Sheet - useful information for teachers, students, everyone interested in learning more about the land.

This year’s federal budget places considerable emphasis on green buildings and energy efficiency.

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