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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
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
10:00am - 1:00 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)
10:00am - 1:00 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

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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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Winter Wonderland Excursion

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Event
Winter Wonderland Excursion
When
Friday, January 27, 2017
1:00pm - All Ages
Where
Crane Lake Picnic Area (map)
Other Info
A beautiful ski / snowshoe trek in along the property boundary to view the wetland, do some winter birding, and looking at animal tracks etc.

Hike Leader - Esme Batten, Coordinator Conservation Biology - Saugeen Bruce Peninsula.

Date - 1 PM Friday January 27 (Rain Date Monday January 30) for two to three hours.

Location - NCC property near Dyers Bay Road. Meet at Crane Lake Picnic area, and then ride with Esme to the site.

Limit - 10 people
Please register with Esme at mailto:Esme.Batten@natureconservancy.ca or call 613-612-9085

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Wildflower Walk at Old Baldy

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Event
Wildflower Walk at Old Baldy
When
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:00am - 12 Noon - All Ages
Where
Old Baldy (map)
Other Info
Limit: 12
Register Stew Hilts at shilts@uoguelph.ca or 519 986 1475

Meet at the Old Baldy Parking Lot.

The Old Baldy parking lot is at the top of Sideroad 7B, the very steep gravel road east of Grey Rd. 13, opposite the old Talisman ski hills. Turn right into the parking lot at the top of the hill.

Or - To avoid the steep hill, continue two corners south of Kimberley to the Artemesia/Euphrasia Townline and turn east (left). At the 3rd Line turn north (left), and again at Sideroad 7B turn left. Drive into the parking lot before you head downhill.

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Palisades Trail Hike

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

*** CANCELLED ***

This event has been cancelled- the hike was meant mainly to capture the spectacular features of the Palisades trail and the photographer has succumbed to the flu. Stay tuned for a possible re-scheduling.

Event
Palisades Trail Hike
When
Sunday, November 13, 2016
TBD - All Ages
Where
No Map Yet (map)
Owen Sound
Other Info
This is a combined outing with the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club.

Contact: Suzanne Farla (OSFN & Bruce Trail) suzannefarla@gmail.com

Please note: Promotional photography is being planned for this event.

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The Messenger – A Documentary about Songbirds.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

SOLD OUT!!

OSFN and BPB Observatory announce that Owen Sound’s Premiere Screening of “The Messenger” this Thursday at the Legion in Owen Sound, (generously sponsored by Caframo) is completely sold out!

We thank you for your support, in helping to make this fundraiser event for BPBO an outstanding success!
See you at the Movie!


Event
The Messenger - A Documentary about Songbirds.
When
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Royal Canadian Legion (map)
Memorial Branch 6
1450 2nd Ave W
Owen Sound
Other Info
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The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory and Owen Sound Field Naturalists are pleased to present Owen Sound's premiere screening of The Messenger. Generously Sponsored by Caframo.

Purchase tickets online at http://bpbo.ca/ Limited Seating.

The BPBO and OSFN are teaming up for this fundraiser. All proceeds go to Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory and bird migration monitoring.

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messenger-poster

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