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Turtles, Trees & the Other 99%

December 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 could benefit from your eyes & camera when you’re out and about!
  • Plus, our Blanding’s Turtle recovery work and turtle roadkill mitigation efforts have made some big steps forward in this area recently. I’ll share how neighbours, volunteers, and visitors have been crucial to the annual success of our turtle monitoring, rescue, and restoration efforts.

Sarah Richer (she/her) is the Senior Ecologist for the Species at Risk Program at RBG and joined the Natural Lands team in January 2016. She went to school at the University of Guelph and Niagara College; prior to RBG, this professional nature nerd worked in conservation, stewardship, research, and natural heritage education for many organizations, including but not limited to Parks Canada, Ontario Parks, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Wye Marsh, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. She has also clocked many volunteer months with wildlife rehabilitators, banding stations, captive breeding projects, and wildlife surveys, primarily focusing on species at risk plants and wildlife. She enjoys learning about identifying and stewarding all organisms, especially the native ones, whether covered in fur, feathers, scales, shells, chitin, or chlorophyll.

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.  Meeting is in rooms C and D on the ground floor at the back of the atrium.

Online:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83351442796 Passcode: 199072


December 11, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 0A1 Canada
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