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Virtual Tour of Ontario Nature’s Gananoque Lake Nature Reserve
Wednesday, October 7 at 12:00 noon
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Join expert biologist James Kamstra for a virtual tour of Ontario Nature’s newest property, the Gananoque Lake Nature Reserve. This area has become a special place of refuge for species that are rare elsewhere in Ontario.

During this live one-hour webinar, we will explore the 147-hectare nature reserve located in one of the most biodiverse regions in Canada. Ontario Nature’s conservation team has completed a full survey of the nature reserve and we are excited to show you what we have found.





ARMCHAIR ART TOURS PART IV
Into the Wild World of Lawren Harris with Wendy O’Brien
Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 PM ET
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Join philosopher and nature lover Wendy O’Brien as she explores what it is that draws us to wild places through a consideration of the paintings of Lawren Harris. Drawn increasingly away from the city to more and more remote places, what was Harris seeking as he explored the Canadian landscape? What did he find? And how did he capture it with lines and colours on a canvas? We'll consider these questions as we travel north, norther and norther-er with Harris via his awe-inspiring artworks.
 
 
 


Discovering the Galapagos with Justin Peter
Tuesday, October 13 at 2:00 PM ET Register now

The Galapagos are a dream destination for many. Join Quest Nature Tours Director and professional explorer Justin Peter as he tells us what we might expect on a Galapagos adventure!



Audubon

ARMCHAIR ART TOURS PART IV
 
The Art In/Of Paying Attention by John James Audubon with Wendy O’Brien
Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 PM ET 
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Join philosopher and nature lover Wendy O’Brien as she looks at the life and artwork of John James Audubon. Looking at his remarkable study, Birds of America, we will consider his practice of observing the wild – a practice that continues to inspire generations of naturalists. This webinar will be all about the art in/of paying attention as we explore this remarkable artist and his breath-taking paintings!



Rousseau

ARMCHAIR ART TOURS PART IV
Imagining the Wild of Henri Rousseau with Wendy O’Brien
Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 PM ET
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Join philosopher and nature lover Wendy O’Brien as she considers the ways that the ideal of the wild has shaped our imagination with an examination of the artworks of Henri Rousseau. Rousseau never left France, yet images of the jungle filled his imagination and covered his canvases. What drew him to such places? In this webinar we'll consider what can we learn about our own responses to the call of the wild via his bold example.





Virtual Tour of Ontario Nature’s Reserves along the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula
Friday, October 23 at 12:00 noon
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Join Ontario Nature’s nature reserves manager, Smera Sukumar, for a virtual tour of Ontario Nature’s properties along the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula.

During this one-hour webinar, we will explore Ontario Nature’s Petrel Point, Malcolm Bluff Shores, Bruce Alvar and Lyal Island nature reserves and discuss the unique characteristics and natural features of these Saugeen Bruce Peninsula properties.





Virtual Tour of Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve on Pelee Island
Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 noon
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Join Ontario Nature’s conservation projects and education manager, Emma Horrigan, for a virtual tour of Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve on Pelee Island. Thousands of songbirds and butterflies pass through the area during the fall and spring migration, and it is home to many species at risk.

During this one-hour webinar, we will explore Pelee Island’s unique ecosystem that spans 42 hectares, and is comprised of grassland and savannah alvar habitat, and rare flora and fauna. We will discuss Stone Road Alvar’s habitat restoration plan including last year’s prescribed burn.



Sean Forester Worldwide Quest art
 
Everyday Beauty in Japanese Art and Culture with Sean Forester
Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 PM ET 
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Zen gardens, woodblock prints, poetry, calligraphy, ceramics, the tea ceremony – Sean Forester will lecture on the arts of Japan. The webinar will include a virtual tour of some of the great temples and gardens of Kyoto in preparation for the Worldwide Quest tour to Japan in November 2021. Drawing on his experience as a painter, Sean will explore the influence of Japanese art on Western artists such as Monet, Whistler, and Cassatt.
 
 
MORE WEBINARS COMING THIS FALL!
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RECENT WEBINARS:



The Annual Quest Nature Tours Social took place on Wednesday, September 23
Click here
to watch the recording (67 min.)

Hosted by Justin Peter, with special guests:
  • Payal Mehta: Indian Nature, Undiscovered
  • Chris Earley: Tails from Ethiopia
  • Dan Riskin: Dispatches from Amazonia


Café Culture in Paris with Melanie Blake took place on Thursday, September 24
Click here to watch the recording (75 min. + Q&A)