Tuesday 13 October 2020

EcoSask News, October 13, 2020


Upcoming Events 
Breeding Bird Atlas Update, Oct. 19 (Regina) 
Join Nature Regina for an update on the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas from 7-8:30 pm, Oct. 19. RSVP as seating is limited

Sask Watersheds, Oct. 20 (online) 
Bob Halliday will describe Saskatchewan’s watersheds with particular emphasis on the southern half of the province in an online Sustainable Speakers series presentation from 7-8:30 pm, Oct. 20. 

Drones for Avian Research, Oct. 23 (online) 
Dr. Ann McKellar will discuss the use of drones for avian research and conservation at 3:30 pm, Oct. 23, as part of the WildEcol Seminar Series.

Saskatoon Nature Society 
Golden Eagles 
Oct. 22, 9 am – Pike Lake & area 
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate. 

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Oct. 24, 9 am-12:30 pm – Waterfowl Viewing 
Field trips are currently for members only, so sign up now

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

Local News 
As the area affected by the Rabbit Creek fire in Prince Albert National Park regenerates, it’s attracting a wide variety of birds and animals

Fertilizer is dramatically over-applied worldwide and has a profound effect on climate change. Its effects are obvious in the blue-green algae covering southern Saskatchewan lakes. 

From Information to Action 
In a world that needs metals, how can we mine more responsibly? 

“New roads do little to reduce congestion, and they will usually result in increased emissions.” 

Alex Honnold compares addressing climate change to climbing: “Something that seems impossible must be broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces until you can find an appropriate way forward.” 

“They are designed like a jet fighter.” Bar-tailed Godwits migrate non-stop for over 12,000 km from Alaska to New Zealand.

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