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Butterflies of Bognor Marsh

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Chris Rickard and a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (photo by John Dickson)

Chris Rickard and a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (photo by John Dickson)

Event
Butterflies of Bognor Marsh
When
Thursday, June 27, 2019
11:00am - 2:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Bognor Marsh (map)
Other Info
Register: Chris Rickard crickard@sympatico.ca, (705)444-6671

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

When: June 27, 2019 , 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, all ages

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Botany on the lower Bruce Peninsula, with Barbara Palmer

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Event
Botany on the lower Bruce Peninsula, with Barbara Palmer
When
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
10:00am - 2:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Petrel Point Nature Reserve (map)
Other Info
We'll walk the boardwalk and hike the trail at Petrel Point and check out the Oliphant boardwalk, time permitting.

Car pooling possible from the Galaxy Theatre parking lot.

Limit 12.

Register: Barbara Palmer, 519-372-0355, or barbara_p@rogers.com

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Springtime Woodland Stroll

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Photo by  Christina Milani

Photo by Christina Milani

Event
Springtime Woodland Stroll
When
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:30am - 11:30AM - All Ages
Where
To Be Determined (map)
Other Info
Join our hosts John Bakker and Christina Milani, for a tour of their richly diverse, and mostly wooded property not far from Shallow Lake. Highlights include wetland, coniferous and deciduous trees, ferns, flowers and fungi, as well as it being home to many bird, and mammal species. Join us on this Springtime tour of discovery. Terrain is mostly easy with some medium sections.

Limit of -16 - Please register with John Dickson at jwdickso@gmail.com and to receive detailed directions.

Yellow Birch (Photo by John Dickson)

Yellow Birch (Photo by John Dickson)

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Earth Week Hike with Bob Knapp

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Event
Earth Week Hike with Bob Knapp
When
Thursday, April 18, 2019
10:00am - 1:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Indian Falls (map)
Other Info
For Earth Week Bob Knapp will be leading a hike to Kemble Rock and Kemble Ridge Bruce Trail properties.

Trails do not have ice.

Thursday April 18th (Cancelled if raining)

Meet 10:00 am Indian Falls

Distance 5-7 kilometres Time: 3 hours
Bring water and a snack.

See what is so unique about these properties. See some first signs of spring.

Hike shared with Sydenham Bruce Trail Club

Registration: rmknapp@yahoo.com

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Travelling by Canoe with Little Ones & Harvesting Food from the Land

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Event
Travelling by Canoe with Little Ones & Harvesting Food from the Land
When
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00 PM - All Ages
Where
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (map)
865 1st Ave. West, Owen Sound (near the library)
Other Info
We are pleased to announce an extra indoor event, and it's a two-part presentation:

Travelling by Canoe with Little Ones: by Leanne Robinson

Harvesting Food from the Land: by Dwayne Wohlgemuth

Admission Free - Donations Welcome

Leanne Robinson hopped in a canoe early with her family in Owen Sound ON but didn’t really get into canoe travelling until she moved to Yellowknife, NT, where her love of canoeing was fostered by the uncountable lakes and rivers of Canada’s Northwest Territories. She and her spouse, Dwayne Wohlgemuth rely on what nature provides and what society discards. They now have two little ones, both whom were taken on multi-day canoe trips before the age of two months, they are dreaming of how and where they will teach their second child, Aleksi, to walk.

*PLEASE NOTE - due to work at the Library, this Indoor Meeting will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, coffee and social time from 6:10 pm.

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Young Fields Naturalists Outing Postponed To Feb 2 or 3rd

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Due to extreme cold and unreasonably high winds, the snowshow, campfire, bannock, and hot chocolate outing planned for the Young Field Naturalists’ (2pm Jan.20 and postponed to Jan 27th), has been postponed to Feb. 2nd or 3rd, 2019. A day will be chosen as we approach the weekend. Same time and location.

Young Naturalist Club Program Coordinator: Elaine Van Den Kieboom, ekieboom@gbtel.ca

Who Made Those Tracks and Why? (Event is now full)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Slightly melted tracks. (Photo by Brian Robin)

Slightly melted tracks. (Photo by Brian Robin)

Event
Who Made Those Tracks and Why? (Event is now full)
When
Saturday, March 2, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00 PM - All Ages
Where
To Be Determined (map)
Other Info
Update - To maintain the quality of the event, this hike limits the number of participants and the maximum has been reached (as of March 1). Registration is now closed, thanks for your understanding.

Learn how to observe, and recognize Nature's clues. An Interpretive Late Winter Tracking Hike with Jeff Kinchen.

Register: Jeff Kinchen, bognors.finest@gmail.com or 519.374.4246

Limit: 12 participants

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Charismatic Piping Plovers

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Event
Charismatic Piping Plovers
When
Thursday, June 20, 2019
1:00pm - All Ages
Where
To Be Determined (map)
Other Info
A shoreline visit to learn about dune / beach habitat and see little cotton balls on
toothpicks (PP chicks)

Other Information: A shoreline visit to learn about dune / beach habitat and see little cotton balls on toothpicks (Piping Plover chicks). There are Father's Day chicks on the beach! We are also anticipating the second nest to hatch on Wednesday or Thursday! Here is a great opportunity to see these young families and learn the stories about Ms Green Dots and Mr Blue Bands and Ms Sunshine and New Blue!

Max.15

Please Register: lynnerichardson@rogers.com

Those interested in carpooling from Owen Sound to Lynne's Charismatic Piping Plovers should meet at the Springmount tourist office parking lot, ready for departure by 12:15 PM

Piping Plover, 2017 (Photo by Brian R)

Piping Plover, 2017 (Photo by Brian R)

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Birding with Mark at Bayview Escarpment

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Event
Birding with Mark at Bayview Escarpment
When
Sunday, June 9, 2019
8:00am - All Ages
Where
To Be Determined (map)
Other Info
Where: To Be Determined. The general location is Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve

Mark reports as of May 22, "The trails are in great shape and lots to see and hear .. bird migration has been epic this year and the volume of birds in the area these days is impressive .. one of the best I can recall in my few years of birding and noticing and collecting data."

Register: Mark.Wiercinski@forces.gc.ca or 519-379-0437

Limit: 20

Those interested in car pooling for this outing should meet at the north east section of the Home Depot parking lot, ready to depart at 7:20 am.

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Grassland Birding across Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Twp

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Event
Grassland Birding across Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Twp
When
Monday, May 20, 2019
5:45pm - 8:00 PM -
Where
Sarawak Township (map)
Church Road and Grey Road 1
Other Info
***Please Note the Change of Date to Monday, May 20th, 2019 ***

Grassland Birding across Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Twp (Church Rd & Grey Rd 1) Go 200 metres WEST past the old Sarawak United Church – and park on the right hand (north)side of the road.

Other Information: Grassland Birding will be directed to grassy Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Twp (along Church Rd & Cavell Sideroad)

Max: 10

Register: bethannecurrie@sympatico.ca or 519-376-7237

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