News & Notes: Other Activities & Events

The following non-Nature London activities and events might be of interest to members. For additional information and to confirm details, please contact the indicated organization.

FALL 2017


THE 2018 GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19, 2018. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a realtime snapshot of bird populations. Participants are aske to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from beginning bird watchers to experts.

It’s free, fun, and easy. Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year 160,000 participants submitted online checklists, creating the world’s largest instantaneous snapshot of bird populations ever recorded. Visit the official website at www.birdcount.org for more information.


WESTERN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SEMINARS
The Department of Biology offers a Biology Seminar Series throughout the academic year. The departmental seminars, exploring all aspects of biology, are held on Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 pm (note new time), and are open to the public. A schedule and other information are available at www.uwo.ca/biology/research/weekly_seminars.


SEEDY SATURDAY: SAVE THE DATE
London Middlesex Master Gardeners presents the 11th Annual Seedy Saturday on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre in London. For further information, visit www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com.