Monday, September 25, 2017

History and Practices of the Claude Garton Herbarium, and Future of the Herbarium in the 21st Century,  Emma Lehmberg, Acting Curator, Claude Garton Herbarium and Lada Malek, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, LU. - This spirited presentation put everyone up to date on the history and practice of this outstanding herbarium collection at Lakehead University.


Left to right: Gerry Racey, Lada Malek, Emma Lehmberg, Bruce Thacker


Monday, April 24, 2017


Neil Dawson (right) is pictured with fellow biologist and club program chair Gerry Racey (left) following his presentation on THE WOLVERINE-Ontario's Wilderness Weasel. The talk thoroughly covered all aspects of the biology, ecology, and even common misconceptions of the iconic ammal.

The lively Q&A period was testament to the considerable interest emanating from Neil's talk; many thanks  Neil.


Monday, March 27, 2017


Dr. Rob Mackereth (center), is pictured following his presentation on methyl mercury dynamics and the ramifications on fish and other populations. Connie Hartviksen thanked Dr. Mackereth and spoke of her concerns from the vantage point of the Dog River Mattawin forest, and club program director Gerry Racey introduced our guest  to a packed house.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Annual Dinner Meeting-Current River Community Centre

Dr. Phil Fralick of Lakehead University presented to an

appreciative audience of about 120 on the development of the world

atmosphere in geologic time with correlation to rock formations in our area.

He is pictured with TBFN President Bruce Thacker (left) and TBFN board

member Sandy Barro, who thanked Dr Fralick and presented the print

of Thunder Cape Bird Observatory shown here as a token of the club's

appreciation. An enjoyable evening was had by all.



Monday, November 28, 2016


Dr. Len Hutchison is pictured with Dr. Linda Rintamaki

following his presentation on Truffles and Truffle-Like Fungi

(Life underground)


Monday, October 24, 2016


Four (count them!)presenters tonight: Gary Davies on

Nature Conservancy of Canada, Mallory Vanier

on Ontario Nature's Reptile and Amphibian Atlas,

 Anirudh Shahi on the ON Youth Summit and Council

in Orillia, and Emily Kerton (Senior Scientist at Science North)

on the Northern Nature Trading program (does not include the

beauty she is holding): Science North in partnership with our

host, Mary JL Black Library. 


Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Kathy Sakamoto on the impact of sea lamprey control on the ecosystem of the Black Sturgeon river

Dr. Ashley Thomson on the Species at Risk and Invasive Species Handbook of Resolute FP


Dr. Thomson (centre left) and Kathy Sakamoto (centre right) are pictured with Bruce Thacker and Connie Hartviksen (who thanked our guest speakers). Thanks to all.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Jim Bailey and Jean Hall-Armstrong -

Lake Superior North Shore Remedial Action Plan (RAPS) initiatives



 Jim Bailey (above) with an important topic for TBFN members.

Co-presenter Jean Hall-Armstrong (below), vitally interested in clean water, seen here in Alaskan paradise.


 Monday, March 28, 2016

Christine Drake -

Pukaskwa National Park - A Wilderness Sustained on Lake Superior




Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Current River Community Centre

Annual Dinner Meeting with Deanna Ford -

Bird Collisions and the Fatal Light Awareness Program


David Legge with Deanna Ford


Monday, November 28, 2015

Dr.Stephen Hecnar - 

An Introduction to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Northwestern Ontario 


 Steve Hecnar (L) is thanked by Walt Kuch (R)


Monday, October 24, 2015

Greg Brumpton and Bill Addison- 

Meteor Showers: the Worst Day in Thunder Bay's History


Greg Brumpton (L) holding specimen and Bill Addison (R)


Monday, September 28, 2015

Dr. Allan Gilbert -

The history and activities of Thunder Cape Bird Observatory



 Allan taking a break from TCBO and birding with another beloved creature.