A collection of videos and video clips put together over the years.
The Bat Detectors
On June 27, 2016, Nature Canada held a “Bat Detector” event at Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa. Participants were given electronic ‘bat detectors which translate the ultrasonic echolocation of bats into audible sounds. The event was part of Nature Canada’s “Naturehood” program to connect urban Canadians with nature. Use of the detectors help scientists determine the locations and health of bat populations. One of a series of videos done for Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ottawa. Summer 2016
The Plight of the Bumblebee
Wild bees—bumble bees—are in trouble. Urban development, habitat, pesticide use and diseases are all contributing to a decline in bee populations. Friends of the Earth Canada chose the urban wildlife habitat Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa, Canada, to help promote their programs aimed at helping out these important pollinators: programs such as the great Canadian bumble bee count, aimed at encouraging ordinary Canadians to become citizen scientists by providing data on sightings, and ‘Let it Bee’, a program encouraging people to make their backyards more bee friendly. One of a series of videos done for Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ottawa. Summer 2016
Video clip: Female Red-winged Blackbird Feeding her Young
Footage of day-old baby red wing blackbirds in their nest. Notice how the mother spends as much time cleaning the nest as she does feeding her chicks. May, 2016, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ottawa
The Wild and Rowdy World of the Northern Gannet
Each year, vast numbers of these iconic sea birds gather in breeding colonies on islands off the Atlantic coast of Canada. In this video you’re invited to accompany me as we explore the daily life of these amazing, raucous, and gregarious sea birds.
Boys Will be Boys
Deep in the Canadian forest, young bucks hone their battle techniques.
Trill of a Lifetime
One of the iconic sounds of early spring in Canada is the sound of frogs and toads. You can hear them in rivers, lakes, ponds — just about anywhere where there is water. Not long after the spring thaw they emerge. What drives them to be so loud, intense, and persistent? To expend so much energy?
We thought it was time to take a closer look.
White Wing : The Tundra Swan Migration
Saving the Sand Dune
Video Produced for Biodiversity Conservancy International