Learn about Great Blue Herons from a man who knows them well. Joins us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29 at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea for an evening with ROB BUTLER, ornithologist, artist & film maker.


Over half a century of watching, writing, drawing, listening and living among birds, Rob Butler’s views have transformed from ecology and behaviour of birds to a unifying vision of nature and human culture which he calls Nature Culture.

Rob-Butler-on-boatRob Butler’s research career includes the social behaviour of crows, ecology of herons, and migration of birds.

Rob is an adjunct professor of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University and has published over 150 works for scientific and popular audiences. He has scores of appearances on television, radio and in newspapers. He wrote and co-produced with Mike McKinlay two films on nature and culture.

Friends of Shoal Harbour and Roberts Bay Residents together with the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea are sponsoring an evening with Rob Butler on May 29 at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. Rob will talk about Great Blue Herons, a bird Rob has studied over many years and a bird that deserves our respect and protection. The lecture will be followed by a screening of a film “Returning” about the Salish Sea produced by Rob Butler and Mike McKinlay. Details below.


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