Thursday October 18, 7 to 9 p.m., Presentation on Amphibians in Central and Northern BC, The Exploration Place
Amphibians in central/northern British Columbia are uniquely adapted to seemingly inhospitable winter climates. These species are typically near the northern extent of their ranges, and likely migrated into the geographic region within the last 10,000 years. Cherie Mosher, a PhD Candidate at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), will talk about known ways amphibians have migrated into central/northern BC, and how they survive the winters. In addition, Cherie will present her work on the coastal tailed frog (Ascaphus truei) of the Coastal Mountains. This ancient species has an unusual life history and, potentially, an even more unusual history and future in British Columbia. This event is brought to us in partnership with The Exploration Place. Everyone welcome (Bob Steventon photos).
Information provided by David Breault on behalf of TWS: This year, our annual photo and calendar contest will be held from October 15th to the 19th. Photo submissions will be from Monday to Wednesday, with voting taking place on Thursday October 18 and Friday October 19.
Submissions will be $5 for the first picture. For additional photos, club members pay an additional $1 per photo, non-club members pay an additional $2 per photo for 3 for a maximum of three photos. Photos must be 8 x 10 inches, and must be dropped off in person at our table at the TWS table in the UNBC Winter Garden. Submissions will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday next week, and must be made in person. The table will be set up from 10-4. Voting on photos must also be done in person at the table, from 8-4 on Thursday and Friday. Your photos do not need to be taken in BC, but they do need to be species found in BC.
Voting takes place on the 18th and 19th. Anyone and everyone can submit and vote for photos, so tell your friends! For first, second, and third place, we bring in a panel of our favourite professors to judge, and student voting is for people’s choice!
There are prizes! The top photos that come out of the contest will go into the TWS calendar! All proceeds of the calendar sales go to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers, so we want to sell as many calendars as we for them! Queries about the contest should go to email@example.com