Comox Valley Naturalists Society
Sunday, February 19, 2006
The next meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society will take place on Sunday, February 19 in the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. The featured speaker will be Kim Brunt, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Environment who will give a talk entitled “The Ecology of Large Mammals of Vancouver Island and the Adjacent Mainland”.
The presentation will cover black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, black bears and grizzly bears. Mr. Brunt will talk about the distribution, trends in abundance, habitat requirements and life history of these important mammals. He will also discuss how the various species interact with one another and summarize recent research on these animals.
Kim Brunt, who has a MSc. from the University of Victoria, has worked as a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of the Environment for the past 25 years. From 1989-1990, he carried out research as part of the Integrated Wildlife Intensive Forestry Research Program on Roosevelt elk in the Campbell River area. More recently he has been involved in wildlife management activities out of the regional office in Nanaimo.
Meetings of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held in the Rotary Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay starting at 7 p.m. Starting this month, the meetings will have the featured speakers first, followed by a short break, then the business meeting. The public, including children are welcome to attend and new memberships are encouraged. A suggested donation from non-members is $2.
Previous Guest Speakers
Click on a link below to view descriptions of previous guest speakers.