Explore Canada’s wetlands with photographer Philip Jessup and Birds Canada

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Explore Canada’s wetlands with photographer Philip Jessup and Birds Canada

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation combines the love of photography, the love of Canada’s wetlands and their importance to conservation. Photographer Phil Jessup takes us to Atlantic, Pacific and Ontario wetlands in his exhibit The Marshscape Project. Phil will share photography tips as well as the potential of the underappreciated marshlands to provide nature-based solutions to climate change. He will be joined by Birds Canada experts James Casey (Fraser Estuary Specialist), Andrés Jiménez (Urban Birds Coordinator) and Steven Price (President).

As Phil says, “Wetlands are messy, smelly, infested with biting insects, and often inaccessible except by trekking in mud or entering by canoe/kayak. Once you are there, you feel you have entered something primordial. These are life-giving landscapes, and no two are alike. Mudflats teem with microorganisms that support millions of birds migrating north and south. Dense foliage along coasts cushions the destructive force of violent storms, acting as a shock absorber to protect inland communities. Freshwater inland marshes are high in biodiversity and shelter rare plant species. They filter polluted water and serve as reservoirs that protect downstream communities from flooding when spring snow melts.”

Join us Oct. 16 to explore these incredible ecosystems through Philip Jessup’s photography. Sign up here and we will send you the link for the event on October 15th.

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Photos are available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Birds Canada.



October 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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