The Brodie Club, established 1921

The Brodie Club is a group of serious and knowledgeable naturalists who enjoy lively discussion, penetrating questions and good fellowship. The club’s name honours Dr. William Brodie, one of the greatest all-round naturalists in Canada of his time.

Meetings are held monthly except in summer, and consist of a speaker, often a member, and natural history observations. A field excursion is held annually. Visitors are always welcomed. After attending 3 meetings, visitors may be invited to join as members.

Recent topics:

  • Japan in winter
  • Reproductive strategies of snakes
  • City of Kawartha Lakes: Botanical CSI
  • Why Birds are Dinosaurs
  • Writing ‘The Trees of Ontario’ (ROM Field Guide): 510 pages of exquisite compromise
  • Tuzo Wilson: unlikely revolutionary of plate tectonics
  • Arboretum Management – Concerns and Considerations
  • Hyperpredation of tortoises and freshwater turtles by corvids
  • Ontario Insects: Assessment, Monitoring and Discovery in the Digital Age

Next meeting: 16 Jan

Speaker: Josh Vandermeulen

Topic: Some Herps I have known: evolution and life strategies encountered in my travels


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