Category: 2010-2011 Speakers

Vanessa Kilburn – “Western Painted Turtles”

Vanessa Kilburn – “Western Painted Turtles” by Heather Harbord, 5 May 2011.  Vanessa Kilburn is an independent biologist who, for over a decade, been active in the fields of conservation biology and herpetology, both in Canada and abroad.   Some of her work in conservation work in Canada has been described here.   Vanessa also works with the Toucan Ridge Ecology … Continue reading Vanessa Kilburn – “Western Painted Turtles”

Kevin Steinway – “Caves and karst formations”


by Sherri Wretham, 24 March 2011.        

Pat Trask – “Palaeontology and dinosaurs”

Pat Trask – “Dinosaurs” by Heather Harbord, 24 February 2011 Pat is the curator of natural history at Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre.  This centre attracts scientists from around the world, and his tours have helped reveal the secrets of a little-known fossil record. His talk highlighted his many years of hunting for dinosaur … Continue reading Pat Trask – “Palaeontology and dinosaurs”

Ted Leischner – “Native Bees”

by Sherri Wretham, 20 Jan 2011    

Liz Gillis – “Squirrels”

by Sherri Wretham, 18 November 2010  Liz Gillis is a Professor in the Resource Management Officer Technology (RMOT) program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.  Her talk focused on the diversity and behavior of squirrels, and how interesting their private lives really are. Liz also explored the facts, myths and great unknown about the encroachment … Continue reading Liz Gillis – “Squirrels”

Heather Harbord – “Antarctica”

by Sherri Wretham, 28 October 2010 Long-time member Heather shared some of the details of her trip to the Antarctic in 2009.  What an adventure!