Plant Migration, Glacial Epochs and a Changing Climate
Thursday, May 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Public $15; Members $10
With the advance and retreat of glaciers, plants have migrated thousands of kilometres back and forth over this vast continent. Using palynology to study spores and pollen, modern science has been able to map these migrations. Setting the stage for a fascinating discussion, Darrell Bley of Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture will review the advance and retreat of plants around the Great Lakes Basin during the last glacial period, as they pertain to the plant species growing in southern Ontario today and the impacts of climate change.
[PG14P25] Darrell Bley
Beekeeping or Bust
Thursday, June 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
We’ve heard about the plight of honeybees, but what about beekeepers? While city bees seem to be enjoying a slight advantage over their country cousins, Ontario’s beekeepers are fighting to save both the bees and their way of life. Join André Flys, commercial beekeeper and director at the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association for a look at the current state of bees and beekeeping and what we can all do to support these essential pollinators.
[PG14S11] André Flys