Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Terry Thormin for an illustrated talk entitled: “Nature Photography in the Comox Valley” The lecture is on Sunday November 18th, 2018 and will start after introductions at 7 pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

The Comox Valley has a diversity of ecosystems ranging from marine intertidal estuaries, rivers, marshes, forest and subalpine mountain habitats. These habitats are home to an abundance of organisms. Nature photography is critical for documenting habitat and species diversity in the area. These images can also serve as a record of biodiversity and can generate an increased interest in nature by the general public.

Terry Thormin is a very accomplished photographer with an impressive collection of images that include landscapes, plants, fungi and a variety of animals such as insects, spiders, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Terry has worked for a private ecological consulting company based in Edmonton, Alberta, doing mostly bird work, and much of it in the Canadian Arctic. He also freelanced for a couple of years before joining the staff of the then Provincial Museum of Alberta (now the Royal Alberta Museum) as a foreground artist working on dioramas. He then switched to the newly formed Invertebrate Zoology Program where he stayed until he retired in 2006. He now lives in Comox on Vancouver Island, B.C. Terry also leads the Nature Photography Group of CVN.

 This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about nature in the Comox Valley and nature photography.

Comox Valley Nature is a non-profit society affiliated with BC Nature, consisting only of unpaid volunteers. CVN fulfills its educational mandate by hosting monthly lectures, organizing free weekly guided hikes for members, and a free monthly walk open to the public.  Comox Valley Nature also supports specialized groups (Birding, Botany, Marine & Shoreline, Conservation, Garry Oak Restoration, Wetland Restoration, Photography and Young Naturalists Club) which have separate monthly activities.  Membership in BC Nature and Comox Valley Nature is $30 per adult and $40 for a family.

Founded in 1966, it is one of the oldest environmental societies on the North Island.  Meetings and lectures of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay.  Meetings and guided walks are open to the public, including children and youth.  Lecture is free, though a $4 contribution from non-members is appreciated. New memberships are always welcomed.

Anyone interested in this lecture or participating in CVNS activities can also contact us at the website http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca/ 

 

David Innes

Vice President, Comox Valley Nature