Geese, gizmos and globetrotters: how ecology and technology contribute to the conservation of Canada’s Arctic birds

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) are pleased to invite you to come to our March Nature Talk this Thursday evening, March 21, at the Almonte United Church.

Migratory Snow Geese near Pakenham (Millstone photo)

Dr. Paul Smith is a Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, specializing in the study and conservation of coastal birds and ecosystems in Canada’s Arctic. He and his students study the impact of the changing Arctic environment on the breeding ecology of birds, and explore innovative applications of technology to better understand the behaviour of migratory birds throughout the year. His current research addresses the impacts of a surprising but significant agent of environmental change – overabundant geese – on Arctic ecosystems, as well as studies to understand how the substantial costs of long-distance migration carry over to influence other phases in the annual cycle.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. for socializing & refreshments, 7:30 for program

Place: Almonte United Church Social Hall, 106 Elgin St., Almonte

Admission is free for MVFN members. There is an admission fee of $5 for non-members. No charge for youth 18 and under. We always welcome new members.

For further information, please contact Program Chair Cliff Bennett at: or 613-798-6295.