I went to a beautiful garden when I was in New Brunswick this July. They bring Ladybugs out every morning for the children to release them. They are kept in a fridge to put them to sleep. The sun soon warmed them up in the plastic bag.

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Comment by Trudy Sloan on August 9, 2013 at 11:01am

Yes they eat aphids that is why they let them go in the rose garden.

Comment by Avril Kirby on August 9, 2013 at 7:56am

The eat the aphids, don't they, Trudy? Very useful as well as pretty. Like the leg parade in #2.

Comment by Trudy Sloan on August 8, 2013 at 8:27pm

I was given some too. One stayed with me in my top. I felt a crawly in the back of my neck when I reached back I didn't feel anything. Soon the Ladybug was stuck to the water on the outside of my glass. I took it outside. They are different than ours here. 

Comment by Trudy Sloan on August 8, 2013 at 8:25pm

August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.

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