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Parry Sound Nature Club Events

Regular presentations are the third Wednesday of each month. Special events are held year round. 

September 16th, 10:00am


Wildlife Tracking Hike

Meet at the Carling Community Centre, 4 Carling Bay Rd West

Register to join a Wildlife Tracking Hike for beginners! Finding animal tracks and figuring out who left them can be a challenge. Diana Clements, Nature Club member, local naturalist and outdoor enthusiast, will show participants how to get tracking. Diana completed a tracking apprenticeship with Alexis Burnett of Earthtracks and will share some of what she has learned about this fascinating way to connect with nature!  No dogs along for this field trip, please.

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September 20th, 7:00pm 


The State of the Bay 

Mary St. Centre, 24 Mary St, Parry Sound

Hot off the press! The Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) released a new State of the Bay ecosystem health report this summer. For the third edition of the report, it was clear that a deeper understanding of the changes happening to the lands and waters would be created by bringing together stories from elders, knowledge holders, researchers, and scientists. Join Katrina Krievins, Aquatic Conservation Programs Manager with GBB, to hear about the new approach to State of the Bay utilizing "Two-Eyed Seeing" or "Seeing Both Sides". Learn about the changes in Georgian Bay and how you can help!

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October 4th, 7:00pm 


Films That Make You Think: Geographies of Solitude 

Mary St. Centre, 24 Mary St, Parry Sound

Geographies of Solitude is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Shot on 16mm and created using a scope of innovative eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, this experimental documentary is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world. Zoe leads us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist's labor to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores.

October 18th, 7:00pm


Prairie Warblers on Georgian Bay: Lessons from Tagging Research

Mary St. Centre, 24 Mary St, Parry Sound

Aaron Rusak is the Protected Areas Manager with the Georgian Bay Land Trust and an avid birder/naturalist. This summer, his team conducted MOTUS tagging on Prairie Warblers in Georgian Bay to understand the territory size and habitat requirements of the species, as well as to track the migratory movements of the species. He'll be sharing some of the results of the project and what it might mean for the species.

November 1st, 7:00pm 


Films That Make You Think: Against the Current  

Mary St. Centre, 24 Mary St, Parry Sound

Against the Current is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the journey of South African endurance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, as she attempts to become the first person to swim around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) non-stop. It tells the story of a global team united, not only in trying to make Sarah’s 40-mile challenge a success, but also in using it to raise awareness about the issue of plastic pollution. Without being able to touch a boat or another person, her daunting swim was estimated to take up to 32 hours to complete, through strong currents, large waves, powerful winds and other hurdles along the way. 

November 15th, 7:00pm 


Things That Sting

Mary St. Centre, 24 Mary St, Parry Sound

Mark and Joanne are the beekeepers of Muskoka Craft Honey, managing a 100+ colonies with apiaries located across Muskoka and Parry Sound. A graduate of the Niagara College beekeeping program, Mark has been working with honeybees and other stinging insects for 10+ years. Our presentation will focus on the most common stingers located in our region and give some context to who and what they are. In addition, our products will be made available for those seeking a sweet treat. 

December 16th, 9:00am 


Christmas Bird Count

Join us for this longstanding and important tradition of tracking bird numbers and
species. All levels of birding skills welcome. More details will be available in November.

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