Tuesday 14 July 2020

EcoSask News, July 14, 2020


Upcoming Events
SK Plants & Animals, July 22 (Churchbridge, online) 
4-12 year olds are invited to attend a nature presentation organized by Churchbridge Public Library in conjunction with the Yorkton Flyway Birding Trail Association (YFBTA) from 2-3 pm, July 22.

Worldview Wednesday, July 22 (Yorkton, online) 
Talia from YFBTA will share some cultural/historical facts about Saskatchewan nature on July 22.

DIY Friday, July 24 (Yorkton, online) 
Talia from YFBTA will share a fun DIY nature craft on July 24.

Looking Ahead
Passive House Construction for Trades, Aug. 12 (online) 
Passive House Canada is offering all its entry-level passive house design and construction courses online. A passive house construction training for trades begins on Aug. 12.

Basic Wildlife Rehab, Oct. 3-4 (Saskatoon) 
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation is hosting a basic wildlife rehabilitation course in Saskatoon on October 3 & 4.

A full list of upcoming events (online and in person) can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

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Local News
Outter Limits, Saskatoon, has posted a list of outdoor adventure groups in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan

If you’re looking for places to go hiking this summer, subscribe to Robin & Arlene Karpan’s Photo Journeys

Nature-based art – fabric dying with Sage Yathon, Regina

From Information to Action
Water bottling for profit is never sustainable, despite Ice River’s use of recycled plastic bottles and its many claims of commitment to sustainability”

“Biodiversity is higher in a landscape with smaller crop fields, even for the same total amount of natural and semi-natural habitat”

A survey of nearly 1000 environmental education and outdoor science schools shows that 63% are uncertain whether they will ever open their doors again

There are plenty of animal-borne diseases close to home: “modern civilization creates conditions to trigger outbreaks and exacerbate their effects”

Hydrogen on the Path to Net-Zero Emissions: Costs and Climate Benefits [Pembina Institute primer]


That’s Amazing!
Killdeer hatchlings are irresistible

A dramatic performance by an Eastern Hognose Snake

Why you don’t want earwigs in your vineyard and other interesting earwig facts

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