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Owls Around Us

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Event
Owls Around Us
When
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00 PM - All Ages
Where
102599 Grey County Rd 18
Other Info
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: Grey Roots Theatre, Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Description: It is said that if you’ve got squirrels in your neighbourhood, then you also have owls! Really? How come I never see them? Naturalist Peter Thoem’s presentation, on behalf of the Owl Foundation, includes dozens of spectacular shots of owls taken here in Ontario. It shows you how owls are everywhere in our culture; they have even made it into our government. The show also deals with the mishaps (mostly man-made) that befall owls. And how the Vineland-based Owl Foundation is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned owls.

This program is hosted by the Owen Sound Field Naturalists.

Regular admission rates apply. FREE for Grey Roots Members and for Owen Sound Field Naturalist Members.

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Explore the diverse flora near Indian Falls with David Morris.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Event
Explore the diverse flora near Indian Falls with David Morris.
When
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
1:30pm - 4:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Indian Falls (map)
Other Info
Our route will take us through an old farmstead, beside cropland, through abandoned fields reverting to “nature” and through mature maple woods to Indian Falls. If you’ve always wanted to add night-flowering catch-fly or clammy groundcherry to your lifetime plants list, this could be the outing for you.

Note: this walk does not involve climbing the big hill or tiptoeing over loose stones along the river.

Limit 12

Contact: David Morris, 519-376-1304 or davidtmorris@rogers.com

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Community Tagging Day at Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Tagged Monarch (photo by Brian Robin)
Event
Community Tagging Day at Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores
When
Friday, August 16, 2019
10:00am - 12 pm - All Ages
Where
Big Flag (map)
Foot of High Street
Southampton
Other Info
Join Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores on their Community Tagging Day at foot of High Street, Southampton at big flag. Some of the volunteers will also be leading groups along the rail trail as a lot of butterfly activity has been noted!

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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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