Welcome to the blog of the Kingston Field Naturalists! This modern age of internet communications provides us with another venue to keep Members updated on the latest news. We've decided to start a blog, and hope to keep up with field trips, rambles, events, and natural history sightings that our Members may be interested in. It seems only fitting that we start in spring while the snow melts and the migrating birds return, bringing the promise of nature awakening from another snowy winter.
General Meeting, March 17, 2011
We can start with last night's General Meeting. Our Speaker, Leslie Hale, talked about Ontario Bats: The Impact of Wind Power and the White-Nose Syndrome. Leslie is a lively Speaker, and with many good slides told us of the challenges faced by bats when encountering wind turbines, and how the white-nose syndrome (WNS) is spreading rapidly across eastern North America, threatening bat populations. Leslie provided handouts giving information about WNS and instructions for building bat houses.