Sunday, May 22nd. Many thanks to Okanagan College for hosting, and Dr. Sharon Mansiere and her work on building the natural history collection of Okanagan's wonderful birds, and all the organizers of the Meadowlark Festival who do so much to promote the natural wonders of the Okanagan, especially, Jayme Friedt and her team. Great walks with Michael Bezener and Terry McIntosh keeping up the tradition of the Real Thing, sharing their love of the natural world. Special acknowledgement to knowledge keeper Richard Armstrong and the Enowkwin Centre and Ildiko Szabo of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for helping and checking for ticks!
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"A great tribute to a remarkable leader and naturalist. This lecture should be heard far and wide to inspire others to educate our upcoming generations." Anthea Bryan
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