Wildsight hosting new series

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An image that will be seen in Lesley Anderton’s April 5 presentation.

An image that will be seen in Lesley Anderton’s April 5 presentation.

The Creston Valley branch of Wildsight has announced its upcoming spring presentation series.

• Feb. 15 — Wolverine Way with Douglas H. Chadwick from Whitefish, Mont.

Chadwick, wildlife biologist and writer of natural history, has travelled the world studying whales, grizzlies, ants, and elephants until the wolverines of Glacier National Park brought him back home to Montana. Claiming a huge territory, the wolverine is one of the toughest mammals in the world and a symbol of the world’s last untamed places. Chadwick’s book, Wolverine Way, sponsored by Patagonia, tells the story of this tenacious predator and its association with us.

Creston Valley Branch of Wildsight annual general meeting to follow.

• March 15 — Birds: Flights of Imagination with Dick Cannings

When CBC has a question about birds, they ask Cannings, one of Canada’s most renowned naturalists. Author of several books on birds, including Flights of Imagination, Cannings has dedicated a lifetime to the study of birds, not only in his home in the Okanagan, but throughout B.C. and Canada.

• April 5 — Voyage through the Northwest Passage with Lesley Anderton

Journey through Canada’s Northwest Passage with retired geology instructor Anderton. From Baffin Island, past North Greenland, through Davis Strait and Lancaster Sound, to the islands of Devon and Beechy, see photographs of polar bears, whales, walrus, and harp seals as well as murres, fulmars, and kittiwakes. Anderton also takes us to Inuit settlements and the site where Franklin and his party overwintered.

All presentations will be held at 7 p.m. at Rotacrest Hall. Admission is $6.