Report from Buffalo Lake Naturalists

At The Buffalo Lake Naturalists meeting in January, the new executive were elected. Mark Higgins is the president, Dianne Murphy vice-president, Andrew Paul secretary, Wilma Zurfluh treasurer. They have an exciting year planned .

Lee Carothers

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At The Buffalo Lake Naturalists meeting in January, the new executive were elected. Mark Higgins is the president, Dianne Murphy vice-president, Andrew Paul secretary, Wilma Zurfluh treasurer. They have an exciting year planned .

At the meeting in February, we had Dr. Jim Schieck with a presentation on the Alberta Biodiversety Project.

This project is measuring and tracking changes in plants, animals, insects etc. in plots of land in a number of areas of the province over a five year period. The information gathered will be used to evaluate the status of the animals and plants for stewardship of the land and for reclamation evaluation.

After a question and answer session, we had lunch and socialising.

Two owl surveys are also planned for March. Later in the year, we have exciting speakers, grouse surveys, bird counts, nature walks, picnics, butterfly counts and more.

Meetings are held in the basement of St. Georges Anglican Church at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

If you are interested in the natural world around us come and join us to check out these exciting events.