The Wonders of Salamanders

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

For decades, Don Scallen has visited springtime ponds to witness the wondrous spectacle of Spotted Salamander and Jefferson Salamander breeding. He will share pictures and video of this special time of year. Don’s salamander adventures are not limited to the spring however. In recent years he has ventured into the woods in early autumn to […]

Birder Brain: An Overview of the Birder Brain Project

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Kelly-Sue O'Connor found birding as a way to practice self-care, grounding, meditation and mindfulness. Diagnosed with an auto-immune, C-PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Syndrome), ADHD (attention deficit disorder), and other health issues experienced by many, she was inspired to share her love of birding and its healing benefits with others. This presentation will include an overview […]

The Pipits Virtual Walk

Virtual Walks are held every fourth week on Wednesday at 7PM You must register at the Pipits website at:  https://www.thepipits.com/ Colleen, the Lead Pipit, hopes to see you at one or all of the monthly Zoom Virtual Walks! Please know that there is no expectation that you have your video or audio on - feel […]

Monthly Meeting: Polar Bears, Wolves, Birds…and Rhinos?

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Speaker: Maggie Sims Free - no registration required Maggie and Dave Sims recently returned from a trip to the coast of Hudson Bay where they hoped to walk with polar bears, find other northern critters and, just possibly, see the Northern Lights.  It turned out to be a very successful trip with sightings of all […]

Bird Study Group: My Human Powered Big Year

The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

In 2022, Brett Forsyth embarked on an adventure to set Ontario’s first human powered big year record. He aimed to document as many of the 400+ bird species in the province as he could through video, photo, and sound evidence. From walking a few steps into his front yard in Guelph, to biking as far […]

The Pipits – Monthly Virtual Walk

Colleen Reilly, the lead Pipit, invites you to the Pipits' monthly Zoom Virtual Walk. There is no expectation that you have your video or audio on - feel free to show up, remain anonymous, and listen in. Participants will chat, show photos, share ID questions and attempt to figure out answers to the questions, and […]

Monthly Meeting: Hamilton’s Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hamilton's Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) is a city-wide, multi-stakeholder strategy that will protect Hamilton’s future generations by enhancing and protecting the natural environment around us. It will guide the protection and restoration of biodiversity through a set of proposed actions. Jen Baker (Land Trust Manager) will describe the draft BAP and HNC's proposed commitments. The […]

Annual General Meeting & Dragonfly Talk

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us for our Annual General Meeting, followed by a presentation on Dragonflies by outgoing HNC president Bill Lamond. Social time from 7:00 - 7:30 PM, meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In-person: Please park in Lot 1 or Lot 5, north of the building. Access the building through the main entrance along Longwood Rd S. […]

Beyond Squirrels: Urban Wildlife in Hamilton

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hamilton is home to many wild animals that have had to adapt to an ever-expanding human population.  Sarah Mombourquette, Animal Services Supervisor, will talk about the City of Hamilton Animal Services involvement with our local wildlife, including fascinating stories of interactions that they deal with every day, how we can learn to coexist and increase […]

Turtles, Trees & the Other 99%

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Tune in for a talk on various challenges AND successes with local species-at-risk conservation work: The beginnings of our own small American Chestnut seed orchard (and the trouble with Eastern Redbud) Indulge your nature nerdiness: you only need to know the English alphabet to learn to read our turtle’s marginal scute notch codes. This program […]

Monthly Meeting: Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us to hear Lujanne Hamdan from Fisheries & Oceans Canada, talk about invasive species in the Great Lakes. Aquatic invasive species are fish, invertebrate or plant species that have been introduced into a new aquatic environment, outside of their natural range. Some of the more visible freshwater invaders in Canada include Asian carp, sea […]