At our monthly meetings, expert guest speakers introduce club members to a variety of nature-related topics such as natural heritage, ecological science, horticulture and so much more.
Participation at meetings is encouraged, as is sharing experiences and observations that are of interest to members. If you're thinking about joining the Nipissing Naturalists Club, we encourage you to come out to our next meeting to see what we're about! If you'd like to join, we can sign you up after the meeting.
Meetings are held each month except July and August.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7 pm
Topic: The State of the Cryosphere
Speaker: Eric Mattson, Professor, Nipissing University
*Please note: this month's meeting has been moved to the Garden Room, Casselholme Auditorium*
Eric Mattson is a professor of Physical Geography at Nipissing University where he has specialized in the field of snow and ice hydrology. Dr. Mattson’s main research interest research is in understanding variations in glacier volume to determine past, present and future trends in glacier size and melt water
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7 pm
Topic: Forest insect and diseases around North Bay
Speaker: Chris McVeety, Forest Insect and Disease Technician for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Spruce budworm and forest tent caterpillar have reached peak population levels around North Bay this year. Did you know that these native insects have an approximately 25 and 10 year cycle respectively? You will also learn about what the monitoring tells us about invasive species such as Emerald Ash Borers, Dutch elm disease and Beech Bark Disease.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 pm
Annual General Meeting. Details to follow!