Dr. Rob Butler is an ornithologist and author of several books. For many years he was a senior research scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. He is a scientific advisor to Bird Studies Canada, and recently, among other projects -he coordinated the launch of the British Columbia Breeding Bird Atlas. Rob is a long time member of both the Nature Vancouver and BC Nature, and as such he was the first to propose the creation of the Young Naturalists’ Club of British Columbia. He has been a Director of the YNC from its start in 2000, stepping down only last year. The YNC Board of Directors invited him to become an Honourary Director and are very pleased that he accepted this position and that we can continue to draw on his wide expertise in nature and his organizational abilities.
Congratulations to all those young nats who entered the YNC Hug-A-Tree Contest celebrating the United Nations International Year of Forests! We hope you enjoy your binoculars and put them to good use during this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count!
|Photography 9 & older - Catie (Kamloops YNC) |
During February 17 – 20, 2012 (This weekend!!!) take part in a family-friendly, educational activity that is lots of fun, costs nothing, and helps your local birds! Each year, tens of thousands of people throughout the U.S. and Canada take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participants count in their
backyards, out their office windows, at local parks and nature centers, and absolutely anywhere else!
You can spend as little as 15 minutes counting birds,
or even make a whole weekend of it. You could also win some cool prizes!
Get Bird Lists for your area, track checklists as the come in or view the online bird guide! Then go count some birds!
Vancouver YNCers- Just a reminder that we are looking for entries from the Lower Mainland YNCs for the Al Grass Award of Nature Vancouver Photography competition. The deadline for entries is February 22 with the presentation at the March 22 Evening Program. Photos can be emailed to Ron Long firstname.lastname@example.org and marked with YNC in the subject line.
Please contact Ron at 604 469-1651 for more information.