The BFNC recently lost several long-time members. Vivian Bell and Hazel Smith passed away this summer and Blue Heron editor Paul Forde has included some remembrances from club members in the Autumn issue which is now on the web site for members to download.
Frank S. Cook Nov 30, 1921-Jun 4, 2014
Frank is Ian Cook's father. He was fairly active in the club when he and his wife first moved to Barrie in the late 90’s.
Frank did field research at the Algonquim Park Widlife Research Station starting in 1946 and went on to be the director of the station in 1950. Frank taught plant physiology for 35 years at the University of Western Ontario, retiring in 1987. He was an expert on mosses and liverworts and in 2011 donated 1500 specimens to the Canadian Museum of nature.
Ian notes he obtained his love of nature from his father and learned so much from him.
Club members are invited to a Memorial Service for Frank Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Northwest Barrie United Church, 464 Ferndale Dr. N., Barrie, Ontario L4N 7X7. Reception to follow at the church
We extend our sincere condolences to Ian and his family
Welcome to our new club season. All meeting details are up on the web page now and trip details should follow shortly.
The latest issue of the Blue Heron is now available for club members to download. Simply log on in the bottom right corner of this page and then click on the Newsletter link in the top menu. Editor Paul Forde has put together an outstanding 20 page issue for you to enjoy.
What? You are not a member? You can get a taste by looking at the sampler of the latest issue by clicking here. If you like what you see download a membership form and mail it off so you can enjoy more.
Some new members (and old) are having difficulties logging onto the web site to access member's only content. I put together this short tutorial that should help you log on and change your password.