Del magnífico Flandrum Hill. (www.flandrumhill.wordpress.com)
This weekend’s venue for the Fall Marsh Conference was the beautiful salt marsh in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. The location was ideal, as northern delegates such as the Canada geese were able to stop over to attend the events during their migration south.
This year’s conference theme was The Tides of Change which gave all attendees opportunities to discuss strategies for the future while sharing lessons learned. A panel presentation facilitated by Dr. Bob Cat, entitled The Coyote Bounty: What it Means for the Rest of Us drew standing room only crowds, especially from the rodent delegation.
Four workshops were also well attended: Innovative Uses for Discarded Tim Horton’s Coffee Cups, Coping with Off-leash Dogs, Managing Expectations for Migration Destinations after the Gulf Oil Spill and Winter Storm Survival Techniques. Once again this year, the sessions were coordinated by the great blue herons.
A gala evening on Saturday featured music by the Sandpipers. Though the main vegetarian course was delectable, many of the attendees chose to find alternate fare off-site at the Roadkill Café on Bissett Road.
This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. B. Eagle who provided some keen insights into life at the top of the food chain. It should be noted that conference organizers greatly appreciated his willingness to refrain from eating any of the delegates until after closing ceremonies.
Thanks to all who worked diligently behind the scenes to make the conference a success! We hope to see all delegates again next year.