Monday, March 19, 2012

Bird protection Quebec "Winter Lecture #4"

Wednesday, March 21
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Ave, NDG

This is the final of the four BPQ Winter Lectures

Cost: $15 per lecture for BPQ members and $20 for non-members

 “The Early Bird Gets the … Grub!” With Chris Cloutier

The intricate lives of birds and insects; co-evolution and adaptation

Did you know that the vast majority of our bird species rely entirely or at least partially on insects, directly or indirectly? For millions of years, insects and birds have co-existed on our planet and the co-evolutionary arms race has allowed each of these two very different groups to adapt to one another in some pretty remarkable ways.

The emphasis of this presentation will be focused on species that occur in southern Quebec. It is intended for audiences of all levels of birding or “bugging” experience.

Chris Cloutier received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Zoology from McGill University. He has spent the last several years working as an interpretive naturalist in places such as Algonquin Provincial Park, and more recently, the Morgan Arboretum. His studies led him to study insects, and with a particular interest in Entomology, Chris has led many presentations on the subject and many well-attended insect outings over the years. He also works part-time at Vanier College’s Environmental and Wildlife Management program teaching among other things; Entomology, Ornithology, and Forestry

If you have not already registered and would like to check whether there is still space available, please contact:

Averill Craig at: 514-484-6575; e-mail

or Audrey Speck at: 514-514-487-4032; e-mail

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