Our evening programs are on the third Thursday of the month, at 7 PM in the lecture theatre at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), Belshaw Road, Merritt. Scroll down to see what is coming up from April through June 2015
Thursday 16 April 2015, 7 PM at NVIT: Bill Merilees – Wildflowers.
Few people are as well qualified to talk about BC’s wildflowers as Bill Merilees. Along with the legendary C. P. Lyons he is the co-author of the popular plant guide: Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in Washington and British Columbia (Lone Pine Press). Bill is a retired professional biologist with a long history of nature writing, hands-on interpretation and nature photography. A great speaker and just in time for the spring flowers.
Sunday 19 April, 9 AM Outing to the Douglas Lake grasslands. A visit to the high grasslands and the Douglas Lake Plateau Important Bird Area (IBA). We hope to encounter migrating Sandhill Cranes and there will definitely be lots of waterfowl, raptors and other interesting birds. Meet at 09:00 at the Merritt Civic Centre for carpooling. We’re likely to be out 4-5 hours. Bring a lunch, warm clothes and of course your binoculars and field guides.
Thursday 21 May 2015, 7 PM – at NVIT: Bob Scafe – Travels in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Bob Scafe is a Naturalist Society director and one of our club’s keenest photographers. Bob and his wife Bev recently traveled through Vietnam and Cambodia and will share their experiences with the local people, wildlife and places that they visited. Something tropical and exotic – this will be fascinating.
Wednesday 17th June at 7 PM (venue to be announced). Kyle Blaney: North American Photo Stories. [Note that this is on Wednesday not our usual Thursday]
Kyle Blaney is an avid nature photographer from Belleville, Ontario who has extensively travelled all over North America. He is visiting our area while on a photo/camping trip from Ontario to Vancouver via Northwest Territories. In this presentation, Kyle shares his favourite photos, discusses where they were taken, and talks about his photography techniques.