Tuesday 14 August 2018

EcoSask News, August 14, 2018

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Upcoming Events
Plants for Pollinators, Aug. 18 (Saskatoon) 
Learn what to plant and how to maintain a pollinator garden from 1-3 pm, Aug. 18, at the Garden Patch.

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Aug. 18 (Saskatoon)
Dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 8 am – 2:30 pm, Aug. 18.

Composting 101, Aug. 21 (Saskatoon) 
The Askiy Project is hosting a Composting 101 workshop from 6-7:30 pm, Aug. 21.

Into the Gyre, Aug. 22 (Saskatoon) 
Learn more about Ocean Bridge – YXE at a screening of Into the Gyre, a 44-minute documentary about an expedition to study the location, extent, and effect of plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.

Wandering to Find Warblers, Aug. 25 (Regina) 
Join Nature Regina as they look for warblers and other birds in Wascana Park from 9 am to noon, Aug. 25.

How to Build an Insect Hotel, Aug. 25 (Saskatoon) 
The Garden Patch is hosting a kid-friendly workshop on building an insect hotel from 3-5 pm, Aug. 25.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Saskatoon Young Naturalists 
Oct.11, 7-9:30 pm – Saw-whet Owl Field Trip
Nov. 3, 1-2:30 pm – Bird Feeder Workshop
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Golden Eagles 
Aug. 16, 8 am – North Saskatchewan River Property at Maymont
Aug. 23, 8 am – Redberry Lake
Aug. 30, 8 am – Stuglin’s at Pike Lake
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Aug. 18, 1:30-3:30 pm – Sheep at NE Swale
Aug. 25, 9-11:30 am – Factoria Warbler Walk
Sept. 2, 8:45-10:30 am – Warbler Walk at Forestry Farm
Sept. 8, all day – Fall Bird Count
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

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

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In the News
Animals face new challenges with habitat fragmentation as they escape humans by becoming increasingly nocturnal

Repair cafes in the United States and some tips on how to get one started

A Toronto food court has eliminated 117 bags of garbage a day

Shipments of natural gas from northeast BC are heading to the Alberta oilsands and further east 

Finding and creating beauty in a broken world - an interview with Terry Tempest Williams

From devils to super-heroes - our complicated relationship with bats [book review]

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