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 document the nocturnal behaviour of various salamander species. And in late fall of last year, he finally had the opportunity to meet and photograph a mudpuppy in a local stream.
Don Scallen dove into the natural world as a little boy and has remained immersed ever since. He’s a birder, a herper, butterfly blitzer, fish watcher and a native plant aficionado. He writes for In The Hills, an acclaimed regional magazine. Don has also contributed articles to ON Nature magazine and Blazing Star, the newsletter of the North American Native Plant Society. He recently published a book called Nature Where We Live to encourage people to step outside and engage with nature in their own backyards and their local ecosystems.
Please join us before the meeting at 7:00 p.m. for social time.
In-person location: The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S. Hamilton, ON
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83351442796