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Freshwater Mussel Field Trip

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Event
Freshwater Mussel Field Trip
When
Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00PM - All Ages
Where
Saugeen River, Canoe Access Point #4 (map)
Concession Rd 10 west of Elmwood.
Other Info
Join Dr. Todd Morris and some of his students on a freshwater mussel field trip in the Saugeen River. See mussels in their natural environment, learn sampling techniques, ID tips, life history, luring and possibly seining methods for fishes.

To whet your appetite, see this earlier post rounding up a few articles on freshwater mussels.

Limit: 15 people

Time: 12pm-3:00pm

Location: Saugeen River, Canoe access point #4. Concession Rd 10 west of Elmwood.

Bring:Chest waders, hip waders, rubber boots, water shoes. Come prepared to get wet! Snacks and drinking water.

Register with: Todd Morris, Todd.Morris@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Todd Morris

Todd Morris

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Butterfly ID Workshop (Ontario Nature)

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Butterfly ID Workshop Poster

Event
Butterfly ID Workshop (Ontario Nature)
When
Sunday, July 16, 2017
9:00am - 12pm - All Ages
Where
Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve (map)
Other Info
Learn to identify Ontario's butterflies with expert James Kamstra at the Kinghurst Nature Reserve.

This event is hosted by Ontario Nature, please register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/butterfly-id-workshop-tickets-27263095653

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Dwarf Lake Iris Reserve Bioblitz!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

*** EVENT POSTPONED ***

The Dwarf Lake Iris Reserve Bioblitz scheduled for tomorrow Sunday June 18, has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Threatening weather and low registration both contributed to this decision. Please watch for further announcements for this event.

Event
Dwarf Lake Iris Reserve Bioblitz!
When
Sunday, June 18, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm - All Ages
Where
Dwarf Lake Iris Reserve (map)
Highway #6 and Dyers Bay Road
Other Info
Join Conservation Biologist Esme Batten from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) on Sunday, June 18th for a full day of birding, botanizing, and herping while completing a Baseline Inventory of NCC’s Dwarf Lake Iris Reserve! We will be exploring the 52 acre property all day, and are guaranteed to see an amazing population of globally rare Dwarf Lake Iris, with the possibility of seeing other Species at Risk/Provincially rare plants, birds and snakes.

Please come prepared with a lunch, water, and appropriate clothing and footwear. We will likely be exploring the wetland community so bring comfortable rubber boots if you have some.

Limit: 12 people
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Parking area at the corner of Highway #6 and Dyers Bay Road
Bring: lunch, rubber boots or waterproof footwear, water, sunscreen, binoculars, field guides, etc
Register with: Bob Rice, bob@ningwakwe.ca, 519 477-1728

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Wildflowers of Ontario

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Change of Speaker – our scheduled speaker for our May 11th indoor meeting unfortunately had to cancel. However, we are pleased to announce that Walter Muma will be stepping in with what is sure to be an engaging talk on wildflowers.

WM Smokies

Event
Wildflowers of Ontario
When
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
Ontario is home to a diverse array of wildflowers. Join Walter Muma as he takes us on a journey through the botany that enriches our province, from the rare to the unusual to the common, across many habitats. You will leave with an enhanced appreciation and knowledge of Ontario’s flora.

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Earth Week Nature Ramble with Bob Knapp

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

RE-SCHEDULED – TO WEDNESDAY APRIL 19

Due to the forecast rain on Thursday, Bob Knapp has kindly offered to move the hike a day ahead to Wednesday morning – see details below.

Lots of Room for more participants – please register to attend, sooner than later – Thanks.

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 TO AVOID RAINY THURSDAY

Event
Earth Week Nature Ramble with Bob Knapp
When
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9:30am - All Ages
Where
Sarawak Family Park (map)
Other Info
Meet - 9:30AM at Sarawak Park opposite Legacy Ridge Golf Course

Then follow to Wetland destination, near Kemble Mountain.

We will be looking for anything of interest in this seldom visited wetland. Boots are recommended.

Please register with Bob by April 18 by phone at 519-371-1255 or email rmknapp@yahoo.com

Everyone Welcome! (Cancelled if Raining)

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Earth Day Nature Ramble w/ Peter Middleton

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Event
Earth Day Nature Ramble w/ Peter Middleton
When
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30am - 11:00am. - All Ages
Where
Benallen (map)
Junction of Keppel & Sarawak Rail Trails, with County Road 17
Other Info

Celebrate Earth Day with a Nature Ramble, led by Peter Middleton


9:30 - 11AM Saturday April 22, 2017
Meet at Benallen (Junction of Keppel & Sarawak Rail Trails, with County Road 17)

Everyone Welcome!





Then Continue to Celebrate Earth Day and Canada 150,
with the OSFN Keynote Address - by Dr. Alan MacEachern
The Dominion of Nature: Canadians' Attitudes & Actions toward the Environment, 1867-2017

At the: Royal Canadian Legion
1450 2nd Ave W
Owen Sound
Tickets only $5 at the Ginger Press.
Limited Seating
Refreshments

Generously sponsored by:caframologo

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Butterflies of Bognor Marsh

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Event
Butterflies of Bognor Marsh
When
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11:00am - 2:00 pm - All Ages
Where
Bognor Marsh (map)
Other Info
Event: Butterflies of Bognor Marsh

When: 14 June, 2017 (rain date 15 June), 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, all ages

Where: Bognor Marsh, meet at the parking lot at Grey Rd 18 and Concession 4.

Register: Chris Rickard , crickard@sympatico.ca, (705)444-6671

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Saugeen Valley Lookout – A Tour of Nels Maher and John Weir’s Fern Garden and 40 Acre Naturalized Property

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

*** TIME CHANGE ***

Due to the weather forecast, this event has been shifted to later in the day and will be from 12 Noon to 3 PM. There is still room to register, contact Brian_Maher@manulife.com, T. 1 844 795 1683, M. 519 3732477.

Event
Saugeen Valley Lookout – A Tour of Nels Maher and John Weir’s Fern Garden and 40 Acre Naturalized Property
When
Friday, June 23, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00 pm - All Ages
Where
Weir Family 1850 Homestead (map)
393687 Concession 2 West Grey
Durham
Other Info
Event: Saugeen Valley Lookout

When: Friday, June 23, 2017 - (Rain Date Saturday, June 24, 2017)
12 Noon - 3:00 pm - All Ages

Where: (Jean) Weir Family 1850 Homestead
Fire# 393687 Concession 2 West Grey
Drive east on Highway 4 from the main intersection in Durham out of town to Eckert’s Shell. Turn left and head north on the 2nd Concession Road 2 km to the pine reforested property on the right hand side. Long lane in and watch out for turtles on the laneway.

Other Info: See over 40 varieties of ferns in our rock garden and tour the property trails including a walk through the naturalized fields of the farm to the Saugeen River and into the swamp and pond areas at the front of the property to view ferns, orchids and do a little bird watching. Brown bag lunch with complimentary refreshment beverages and Elderberry Wine sampling.

Tour conducted by Brian and Jean Maher.

Register: Brian_Maher@manulife.com
| T. 1 844 795 1683 | M. 519 3732477

Limit: 20

Carpooling: For those interested in carpooling from the Owen Sound Area, please plan to meet at the Grey Roots parking lot, for departure from there at 11:10-15AM Friday. Anyone needing a ride even to get there, please email John at jwdickso@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.

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Lindsay Tract, Winter Ecology Ski/Snowshoe

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Space Still Available.

Please note the new date – Friday, Feb. 17th.

Please register with Tyler at tyler.miller@pc.gc.ca

Event
Lindsay Tract, Winter Ecology Ski/Snowshoe
When
Friday, February 17, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm - All Ages
Where
Lindsay Tract Trails (map)
Ferndale, Bruce Peninsula
Other Info
Outing content: Winter cross country Ski / Snowshoe outing - Tyler will be talking about winter Ecology (winter tree Id., wildlife tracks etc..).

Location: Lindsay Tract Trails, Hwy 6 just north of the Bury Road (approximately 12 km north of Ferndale), North Bruce Peninsula

When: 2 pm - 4 pm February 17th. (<-Note the new date!)

Trails/parking: The parking is free at this location and if the conditions are good the trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing.

Limit: 12. Please register with Tyler.Miller@pc.gc.ca or by Telephone (519) 596-2444 ext. 318


Car Pooling

Meet in Owen Sound to car-pool at 12:50PM Friday February 17, in the parking lot of the Chi-Cheemaun/tourist office.

Anyone coming from the Southampton area, can be met at the Wiarton Library parking lot for pick up from there, at about 1:15PM.

Please email John Dickson, if you are planning to join in the car-pooling. John Dickson jwdickso@gmail.com

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Young Field Naturalists, Bognor Marsh Outing

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Event
Young Field Naturalists, Bognor Marsh Outing
When
Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00 pm - All Ages
Where
Bognor Marsh (map)
Other Info
Snowshoeing or hike at Bognor Marsh, Camp Fire, cook Bannock, and drink hot chocolate.

Directions to Bognor Marsh: east of Rockford, parking on 4th. Concession South Sideroad.

Registration: This is a Young Field Naturalists' program, please contact Krista McKee k.mckee@greysauble.on.ca and see thier Year-at-a-Glance

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