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Nature NL public talk – Todd Boland – The Brazilian Pantanal

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday November 16th 2017, 7:30-9pm, Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist of the MUN Botanical Garden will give a public lecture for Nature NL.
 

Talk Title: “A Snapshot of Fauna from the Brazilian Pantanal”

 

The Brazilian Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. About 80% of the landmass is covered by water during the rainy season while less than 20% is water-covered during the dry season. The area is home to over 1000 bird species, 300 mammals and 480 reptiles.  It houses the densest population of caiman in the world and the world’s healthiest jaguar population. It is amazing that this rich ecosystem is made possible by the actions of apple snails!  The presentation will provide you with a snapshot of the animals observed during a week at the end of the Pantanal’s dry season.

 

Todd Boland is the research horticulturist at the MUN Botanical Garden and one of the active birders in the Newfoundland bird-watching scene.  He is the author of 6 floral field guides including the Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland. Through his birding hobby, he has birded throughout the Americas, Europe and South Africa.

 

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Science Building, room SN 2067. Free parking is available in Lot 15B (by the Music Building).

 

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Date:
November 16
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 Canada
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