Classes, Talks, Announcements, and Past Publications

Photo by Rhona McAdam
Over the past few years, I have given talks in the following places (in no particular order):
Saturna Island                            Mayne Island
Saltspring Island                        Duncan
Nanoose                                    Nanaimo
Courtenay                                  Qualicum
Victoria                                      Metchosin
Sooke                                        Sidney
Mill Bay                                     
Williams Lake
Whitehorse                                Edmonton
Saskatoon                                  Waskesiu
If you would like me to give a presentation for your organisation, contact me at

2015/2016 Upcoming Classes, Presentations and Other.
Mason Street Farm Mason Street Farm, "Lifecycle of Mason Bees", followed by a cocoon extraction and cleaning class. September 26th, held at Victoria Compost Education Centre.

Mill Bay Garden Club Mill Bay Garden Club, "Native Bees and Climate Change", Mill Bay Community Hall, November 24, 7:00.

Compost Education Centre Victoria Compost Ed. Centre, "Native Bees In Your Garden", February 27, 2:00-4:00.

Victoria Historical Society VHS, "A Trip To Anyox: Following in the footsteps of Ozzie Hutchings", March 24, 7:30 James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies Street.



Photos from past presentations and past classes
Fun at Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday. photos c/o C. Young.












Okay, I just finished this presentation and class, and it was really fun. I got picked up by boat from Lyall Harbour, Saturna and taken over to Horton Bay, Mayne Island. Guess what I forgot - my flashdrive for my powerpoint presentation. Back to chalk and board for this one. After lunch we built boxes and after lots of laughs and bent nails, smiles all around. Thanks Mayne Island Conservancy and Lauren Underhill for organising a great event. Super! I hope to do the same on the rest of my Gulf Islands - Hello Galiano, Pender and Saltspring?
Photo by T. Austin









Past Publication
To order copies, you can contact Nature Saskatchewan at 1-800-667-4668. They're working at getting it into Chapters/Indigo and McNally Robinson in Saskatoon. I will have limited copies at my dragonfly classes, presentations and book signings which I'm giving throughout northern B.C., Yukon and Alberta for July and August 2011. They're $24.95.
"Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Hand: An Identification Guide to Boreal Forest Odonates in Saskatchewan and Adjacent Regions." , by G. Hutchings and D. Halstead. edited by Anna Leighton, published by Nature Saskatchewan.
Hutchings, G. (Gordon), 1960-
Dragonflies & damselflies in the hand : an identification guide to boreal forest odonates in Saskatchewan and adjacent regions / G. Hutchings and D. Halstead. -- Regina : Nature Saskatchewan, 2011.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-921104-25-4
1. Dragonflies--Prairie Provinces--Identification 2. Damselflies--Prairie Provinces--Identification 3. Odonata--Prairie Provinces--Identification
I. Halstead, David Alan, 1955- II. Nature Saskatchewan. III. Title. IV. Title: Dragonflies and damselflies in the hand.
QL520.2 P7 H88 2011     595.7'3309712     1105
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