VNHS - Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change
Dec 12/17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Victoria Natural History Society


Nat. Hist. Night: Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change

Tue, December 12, 7:30pm – 9:30pm



Fraser Building, University of Victoria



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NATURAL HISTORY NIGHT The book Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change is the culmination of a project that began in 2003 when Victoria-based photographer/ author Dion Manastyrski travelled back to the prairies to photograph and capture “the story of change” on the prairies. He grew up on a small farm in Saskatchewan on an original homestead built by his grandfather and his father, and even as a child, he was fascinated by abandoned farm buildings, wondering where those people went, and why they left. Dion Manastyrski presents photographs and stories of his experiences throughout this project that documents the past 150 or so years of agriculture in the rural prairies, focusing especially on recent changes including the disappearance of the family farm, the continuing shift to larger-scale farming, rural depopulation of the past 40 years or so, and the continued effects that the recent industrialization of farming is having upon the natural ecosystems and wildlife of the prairies. Join us in Room 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.