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N.S. Bird Society's southwest chapter to hold next meeting Oct. 23 at Yarmouth County Museum

About 30 people turned out for the first meeting of the southwest chapter of the Nova Scotia Bird Society Sept. 25. Donna Crossland, guest speaker for that session, is at the podium. The chapter's next monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Yarmouth County Museum.
About 30 people turned out for the first meeting of the southwest chapter of the Nova Scotia Bird Society Sept. 25. Donna Crossland, guest speaker for that session, is at the podium. The chapter's next monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Yarmouth County Museum. - Contributed

The next meeting of the Nova Scotia Bird Society’s new southwest chapter is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. and there will be two speakers.

Alix d’Entremont, a birding expert from West Pubnico, will speak on the history of endangered terns on the Tusket Islands. Nicholas Knutson, a graduate student at Acadia University, will make a presentation about the newly-established tern colony on Gull Island in Lobster Bay.

Thirty people from an area extending from Clark’s Harbour to Bear River attended the first meeting of the bird society’s southwest chapter on Sept. 25.

John Kearney, organizer of the southwest chapter, said he was very pleased with the turnout.

“We were glad to see that the meeting attracted a number of people who are not normally associated with the birding community,” he said.

The guest speaker for that first session was Donna Crossland, a leading advocate for ecologically-based forestry in the province.

The bird society’s southwest chapter will hold its meetings the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives at 7 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public, with free admission and light refreshments.

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