- The Science and Mystery of BatsNeeds location
The Science and Mystery of Bats
Waterloo Region Nature (WRN)
WRN Hybrid Meeting (meeting starts 7:30pm, speaker on at about 8pm)
can attend in person or online
Dr. Liam McGuire is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. Liam’s research program is broadly interested in how animals cope with energetic challenges, primarily focussed on bats and birds. His current research focusses primarily on migration, hibernation, and wildlife disease. Liam’s research has taken him all over the world, from Alaska to Quebec and Texas, Europe, Central America, and Australia. Natural history is an important part of Liam’s research program, knowing which neat animals are out there and how they can help answer the big question of “How do animals work?”
Let’s join Dr. Liam McGuire and learn more about the science and mystery of bats. There are over 1,400 species of bats worldwide, but most remain mysterious to most people. As nocturnal animals that fly above our heads and vocalize at frequencies we can’t hear, most people don’t get to experience bats up close. I’ve been fortunate to have made a career studying these fascinating animals and I have lots of fun stories to share, some about the science we do and some about the mysteries we still have to solve. We will explore some amazing bats from around the world, and learn about the species closer to home.
This will be a hybrid meeting and you can choose to attend either in-person or via Zoom. If attending via zoom, please note that the presenter is generally not on 'till 8 PM or shortly thereafter.
To attend via Zoom, register at: To attend via Zoom, register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf-igqT8qHdT7LC-qp0Gxi7xMxMIcTO98
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In Person: Doors open at 7pm at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario.
Public Transit: There are ION LRT stations nearby at Waterloo Public Square and at Willis Way. The route 5 bus stops on Erb Street West between Father David Bauer Drive and Caroline Street. The route 7 and route 16 buses stop on King Street near the Waterloo Public Square station.
All Parking is Free
Marsland Centre is free after 6 pm
Dupont Lot D is free after 5:30 pm
As a courtesy to library users, please do not use the lot located underneath the library building.
Bicycles are welcome. The church recommends bringing your bicycle inside for safe keeping.
We look forward to seeing you - either in person or online.
- Bee City Seedy Saturday768 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON
# Bee City Seedy Saturday
**Location: *rare ***ECO Centre and Slit Barn, 768 Blair Road, Cambridge
Need Transportation? Take Grand River Transit, Route #57 Blair and get off at the Blair / Old Mill stop. Walk the short distance (90 metres) to rare’s main office at 1679 Blair Rd. A free Langs shuttle service will take you from 1679 Blair Rd to Bee City Seedy Saturday (2.2km) between 9:45am and 11:30am. Return shuttles to 1679 Blair Rd will run at 11am and 12 noon.
This is a free drop-in event combining Seedy Saturday, the Bee City Cambridge Annual Expo and the 2024 season launch of One Seed, One Community!
For Seedy Saturday, everyone is welcome to share and exchange seeds! You’ll meet fellow gardeners and find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert. Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, and native pollinator plant seeds. If you don’t have any seeds to contribute to the exchange, come anyway! Some people will simply share their seeds and the interesting stories that come with them. If you have lots of seeds to share, please consider a seed donation to the food bank garden project at rare as well as the Seed Libraries at Idea Exchange Preston and the Cambridge Food Bank.
At the Bee City Cambridge Expo, see what your community has been doing to protect its pollinators. Visit the displays from the organizations in Cambridge. Learn the facts about pollinator ecology, how our gardeners have embraced the pollinator challenge, and how you too can create pollinator habitats!
Finally, One Seed, One Community Cambridge (OSOC Cambridge) is an initiative that unites the Cambridge and North Dumfries community in the shared experience of growing nutritious food and saving seeds. Created by four local organizations: Cambridge Food Bank, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity, and Idea Exchange, OSOC Cambridge is an annual program that offers free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing food. Each year a new seed variety is selected by OSOC Cambridge. We are excited to reveal the OSOC Cambridge seed variety at Seedy Saturday and you will be able to take home a free packet of the seed of the year!
Music will be provided by Tea For Three: Tea For Three consists of Paul Morris, Gwen Potter & Brad McEwen. The repertoire is traditional folk music, mostly from England, but with lots of tunes from France, Belgium, Scotland, Canada, Scandinavia & anywhere else as long as they like it & it fits.
### Who’s Attending?
Bee City Cambridge is a designation that acknowledges Cambridge for setting an example that inspires residents with the knowledge that they all have a role to play in protecting pollinators. Made up of various community partners, the Cambridge Bee City Committee has been dedicated to pollinator education, habitat creation, and project monitoring for almost two decades. Visit the booths of these community partners to hear about their pollinator friendly stories. There will be plenty to see and do for the whole family.