Eye for the Wild Gallery Event: September 28, 2019

Eye for the Wild Gallery Event: September 28, 2019

Enjoy wildlife photography at our free, family friendly gallery event showcasing the amazing entries we received for our 2019 photography contest. The evening will include short presentations from professional wildlife photographers, local wildlife experts, as well as a visit from one of our educational ambassadors! Join us for some refreshments, learn some tips and tricks for your own wildlife photography, and be inspired by Oliver, our resident Striped Skunk.

Date: September 28
Location: Calgary Central Library
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Speakers include:

Dr. Scott Lovell
Dr. Lovell was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. His interest in the natural world began when he was 14, when he developed an interest in birds. During his undergraduate career at Auburn University, Dr. Lovell discovered that he could actually make a career out of his birding hobby. After travelling the world bird watching, he moved to Calgary in 2000 to start his M.Sc. in behavioural ecology at the University of Calgary. The focus for his Ph.D., also completed at the University of Calgary, was evolutionary ecology and speciation in birds. Currently, Dr. Lovell is an assistant professor of Biology at St. Mary’s University in South Calgary.
Dr. Lovell’s research interests currently involve understanding how new bird species arise, how geographical variation within these species are produced, and how behaviours, such as song, evolve.

Gavin McKinnon: The Road to 300 – An Alberta Big Year
Gavin first started birding almost a decade ago after he took a family trip to Point Pelee National Park, one of the best birding hotspot in all of Canada. Since then Gavin has gone on to bird in some of the birdiest regions across the country as well traveling in the neotropics. Recently Gavin has been leading birding trips and teaching identification workshops to help other birders sharpen their skills. In 2019 Gavin is doing an Alberta “Big Year” where he is attempting to see more than 300 species in one calendar year.

Photo Credit: Maureen Hills-Urbat