Webinar: The Niagara Escarpment: 450 Million Years of Geological Change

Beth Gilhespy, past CEO of the Bruce Trail Conservancy and geology enthusiast, will take the audience on a 450 million year old journey to explore the geology of the Niagara Escarpment. Using images, rock and mineral samples, and stories of her adventures on the Escarpment, Beth will provide a comprehensive and entertaining overview of the Escarpment’s formation, how it has changed over time, and its landscape today.

Fungi: The Fifth Kingdom

October 15, 2018: In this talk, Kriss Gandier explains the fascinating world of wild mushrooms and other edible wild foods. Find out about the best ways to learn and methods used to identify mushrooms, as well as information about mushroom preparation and preservation for culinary purposes.

Plants and Archaeology in Ontario: A 5,000 Years History of Plant Use – Talk by Rudy Fectau

September 10, 2018: In this talk, ethnobotanist Rudy Fectau presents his research on plant remains from sites in the Burlington, Hamilton and Brantford area. Plants can tell us the story behind local environmental conditions, the importance of agriculture, and the uses of various kinds of plant products. Both cultivated species (maize, bean, squash, sunflower, and tobacco) and a wide variety of native plants show the spread of plants through time and space, prehistoric technology, and the economic systems of local people.

Protecting Nature with the Land Trust Program – Talk by Jen Baker, HNC

The Hamilton Naturalists? Club (HNC) has been protecting and restoring natural spaces since 1919 in both urban and rural settings around Hamilton, Ontario. HNC recognizes the value of protecting and restoring nature in both small and large areas as well as the importance of being able to visit nature. HNC?s outdoor education program has shown the lack of a connection to nature which started the urban habitat creation projects and nature outings. HNC also remains busy with stewardship activities at the nature sanctuaries and with creating new nature sanctuaries.