Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists May Meeting

 21 May
 Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
 16160 Highway 12 East - L4R 4K6 - Midland - Canada
 Ken MacDonald
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS MONTH'S MEETING OF THE MIDLAND-PENETANGUISHENE FIELD NATURALISTS THURS. MAY 21/15 7:30 PM WYE MARSH WILDLIFE CENTRE MPFN MEMBERS FREE; NON-MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE ASKED TO CONSIDER MAKING A $5 DONATION OUR GUEST SPEAKER ALEX MILLS HIS TOPIC WHITHER THE WHIP-POOR-WILL? Alex Mills is a York University Biologist and Ornithologist. He literally wrote the book on Whip-poor-wills, since he is the author of the Cosewic (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) Report on the Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) in Canada. Lately local naturalists have been missing their vociferous/vociferus calls which sometimes used to annoy us in the middle of the night. This enigmatic insectivore has undergone a rapid population drop across Canada. Researchers are now turning to new survey methods to help save a poorly understood species. I had the great pleasure of attending a recent outing of the Brereton Field Naturalists which was led by Alex and I can guarantee that our club will find him very knowledgeable and adept at conveying that knowledge to the general public. AS USUAL WE WILL BE FUNDRAISING BY SELLING OUR 50/50 TICKETS AND OUR MPFN MAGIC BEAN SOUP. WE WILL ALSO BE SELLING OUR MPFN ART AND NATURE RAFFLE TICKETS AT $5 EACH. THE DRAW ON 3 WONDERFUL PRIZES IS TO BE MADE AT OUR JUNE POTLUCK MEETING. YOU CAN ALSO BRING ALONG ANY USED NATURE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE TO OUR GREAT NATURE BOOK SALE. BOOKS DONATED WILL BE RESOLD FOR WHAT YOU THINK THEY'RE WORTH. DON'T FORGET TO LUG-A-MUG FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE MEETING. SEE YOU ALL ON THURSDAY NIGHT KEN MACDONALD PRESIDENT MIDLAND-PENETANGUISHENE FIELD NATURALISTS

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