by Sherri Wretham, 27 May 2010 Dr. John Gunton worked for resource companies around the world for over 35 years. He lives in Nanoose Bay, where he continues to practice geology as a consultant. His career fostered a clear understanding of the earth processes that have shaped the globe over millions of years, and continue to shape … Continue reading John Gunton – “Geology of Rivers”
Category: 2009-2010 Speakers
by Sherri Wretham, 15 April 2010 Rick Harbo is a well-known marine biologist, diver, photographer and author based at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. He is the bestselling author of numerous books about intertidal life in the Pacific Northwest, including Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of … Continue reading Rick Harbo – “Shoreline Critters”
by Janet Southcott, 15 April 2010 Susan MacKay has worked with local whale, dolphin and porpoise populations for years. She has collected lots of fabulous pictures and sounds and information about them that she wished to share. She provided useful information if you happen to see something really big swimming in the ocean along our coast!
by Andrew Bryant, 18 March 2010 Kyrie Mann is a local biologist who also works a a guide and kayak instructor. She grew up here and loves everything about the outdoors. She spoke to us about jellyfish and their unusual characteristics. Jellyfish are members of the phylum Cnidaria, which includes predominantly marine invertebrates, and … Continue reading Kyrie Mann – “Jellyfish”
by Sherri Wretham, 25 February 2010 Our globe-trotting member Heather returned with another slide show of her recent travels – in this case to New Zealand. As always we remained impressed – and more than a little envious!
by Sherri Wretham, 28 January 2010 Robb Bennett is an entomologist who has studied the natural history of spiders for many years. His interest has taken him around the world, and his collected specimens reside in many museums. Robb formerly worked as a researcher with the BC Ministry of Forests, and was the editor of the Canadian Entomologist … Continue reading Robb Bennett – “Spiders”
by Sherri Wretham, 19 November 2009 Wendy Cocksedge is a club member and is also affiliated with the Centre for Non-timber Forest Products, located at Royal Roads University in Victoria. Wendy spoke about non-timber forest products (NTFP), which in layman terms are items and services that can be commercially harvested from forests and other habitats for culinary, … Continue reading Wendy Cocksedge – “Non-timber Forest Resources”
by Andrew Bryant, 15 October 2009. Accomplished writer, long-time club member and global explorer, Heather Harbord again regaled us with her tales of derring-do. This time it was from the deck of a Russian polar icebreaker…the Kapitan Klebnikov…as it cruised from Resolute Bay to the upper reaches of Ellesmere Island and back again, from 28 Aug-16 … Continue reading Heather Harbord – “The Ice Was All Around: natural history from the deck of an icebreaker”
by Sherri Wretham, 14 September 2009 Dr. John Gunton worked for resource companies around the world for over 35 years. He lives in Nanoose Bay, where he continues to practice geology as a consultant. His career fostered a clear understanding of the earth processes that have shaped the globe over millions of years, and continue to … Continue reading John Gunton – “Geohazards of the Georgia Basin”