12 Mar 2019 7:00 pm

OFNC Monthly Meeting

7:00 p.m. Social

7:30 p.m. Formal program

Speaker: Roy John

Location: Salon B, K.W. Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue

Join Roy and Stephanie as they make a winter visit the ancient kingdom of Japan to search for the graceful, dancing Japanese Crane (or Red-crowned Crane, Grus japonensis). One of the rarest crane species, it is revered as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity. In all we saw five species of crane. We also looked for birds of prey, especially the huge Steller’s Sea Eagle as well as rare owls, among the more than 100 bird species observed. Ride with us on the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) between Tokyo and Nagano to visit with the Japanese Macaques (Snow Monkeys) as they enjoy a bathe in hot, volcanic water. As we went from to Kyushu island in the south to the northern reaches of Hokkaido, we enjoyed not only wildlife but also a wonderful slice of Japanese culture and cuisine.