Annual Meeting: Tales of a Canadian Explorer

April 25, 2022

Event Information:

In this inspirational presentation, Kyle Blaney shares his favourite nature photos and the life lessons he learned pursuing their capture. One life-changing day nine years ago Kyle watched a Kermode bear hunt for salmon and sat in stunned silence as a humpback whale repeatedly breached. He decided that day to leave his comfortable software career and explore Canada’s vast and magnificent wilderness instead. He is perpetually trying to duplicate that day but doesn’t ever expect to succeed.

The Presenter: Kyle Blaney (www.kyleblaney.com) is an avid birdwatcher and nature photographer who explores Canada on his own time and as an Outreach Lead for the Shad enrichment program (www.shad.ca). Eight years ago he left a comfortable software career to pursue wilderness exploration and youth engagement. Kyle is a strong believer in citizen science, having contributed 4200 images to iNaturalist and 3800 to eBird. His images have also been published in Canadian Geographic and birding magazines in Canada and the United States. He can be followed on Instagram at @kblaney

Please Note:

Saugeen Nature’s Annual General Meeting will be held this year on April 25th as a dual event, either by zoom at your own home or in an in-person gathering at Grace United Church in Hanover. Our speaker, Kyle Blaney, will address us via zoom and will speak about his adventures with travel and photography across Canada.

The AGM will begin at 6:30 p.m. on a club operated Zoom link you will be sent. The speaker will start at 7:30 p.m. using his own Zoom link which will, also, be sent to everyone. We hope for a good turnout and an enjoyable evening.

Those meeting in-person will be required to be masked, double vaccinated and chairs will be set up for distancing. Because of the increase in Covid cases, we will not be having refreshments.

If the covid situation gets worse, the in-person part of the meeting may need to be cancelled. You will be notified by email and on our website.

SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction has been changed to the September members meeting. If you have any items for the Silent Auction, please let Gertie Blake know at 519-369- 2937. Any items that are donated to the Silent Auction, and are not bid on, please remember to take the item home after the meeting. Saugeen Nature thanks you for your continued support of the club.

Future Events:

Indoor Events

Annual General Meeting

April 15, 2024
Junior Naturalist

Finding Your Way!

April 20, 2024
Outdoor Events

Outing: Spring Migrants

April 20, 2024
Outdoor Events

Outing: Birds and Flowers, Riverstone Retreat

May 11, 2024
Indoor Events

Meeting: Salamanders and More

May 20, 2024
Junior Naturalist

Game Day

May 25, 2024
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