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Tagging Monarchs at Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Photo © Kerry Jarvis

Photo © Kerry Jarvis

Event
Tagging Monarchs at Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores
When
Saturday, September 2, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Big Flag (map)
Foot of High Street
Southampton
Other Info
Join Kerry and Melitta near the big flag at the foot of High Street, Southampton.

Sturdy footwear urged. Butterfly nets welcome, some available for use.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register: butterflygardensofss@gmail.com

For more info about the Butterfly Gardens at the BGOSS Website, including a monarch tagging video.

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Trout Hollow Saunter – with Robert Burcher.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Robert Burcher

Robert Burcher

Event
Trout Hollow Saunter - with Robert Burcher.
When
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am - 1:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Riverside Community Centre (map)
#157707 7th Line, Meaford
Other Info
Following in the footsteps of John Muir.

To complement Robert's superb talk to the club this past April, don't miss this educational walk, which will reinforce for you the connections that Muir had with our area during his time here a century and a half ago. Held in conjunction with the Meaford Museum.

Saturday September 30, 2017 (Alternate - Sunday October 1)

Starting at 10AM from the Riverside Community Centre, for a plaque unveiling ceremony, then walking with Robert Burcher for historical and natural highlights along the way to Beautiful Joe Park, arriving at approximately 1PM.

Suitable sturdy footwear is recommended, plus water and snacks. Washroom facilities will be available.

You may wish to carpool - arriving early enough (9:30-9:45AM) to leave a vehicle at Beautiful Joe Park (destination) to ride back afterwards to the Riverside Centre, (start point). Everyone Welcome! All ages!

Please register: jwdickso@gmail.com


John Muir 1861

John Muir 1861



John Muir Self-Portrait

John Muir Self-Portrait

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Around the Bay with Fred – Waterfowl ID: Tips and Techniques with Fred Jazvac

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Event
Around the Bay with Fred - Waterfowl ID: Tips and Techniques with Fred Jazvac
When
Sunday, November 12, 2017
10:00am - 2:00 PM - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
Tips and techniques for waterfowl identification, while visiting birding hotspots along Owen Sound's shorelines

Be part of this delightful and educational birding tradition with Fred Jazvac! Meet at the front of the Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound. It is recommended to bring a lunch and to dress for a waterfront environment.

Register: Fred Jazvac, jazvacfb@bmts.com or 519.379.2323.

Limit: none

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Wildflower Walk at Old Baldy

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Stew Hilts

Event
Wildflower Walk at Old Baldy
When
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
10:00am - 12 Noon - All Ages
Where
Old Baldy (map)
Other Info
Stew is an outstanding naturalist, photographer and teacher, and is looking forward to sharing this area with you.

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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Field & Forest Birds of the Blue Mountains, with Lynne Richardson

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Event
Field & Forest Birds of the Blue Mountains, with Lynne Richardson
When
Sunday, June 10, 2018
10:00am - 1:00 pm - All Ages
Where
Loree Forest (map)
Other Info
Location: The mixed habitat of Loree Forest.

Register: Lynne Richardson, lynnerichardson@rogers.com 519 599 3618

Limit: 15

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Grassland Birding across Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Township

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Event
Grassland Birding across Farmer’s Fields in former Sarawak Township
When
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm - All Ages
Where
Sarawak Township (map)
Church Road and Grey Road 1
Other Info

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Canadian Nature Fables and Thoreau MacDonald’s Art: Telling Stories with MacDonald’s Pen and Ink Treasures

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Paul Aird

Paul Aird

Event
Canadian Nature Fables and Thoreau MacDonald's Art: Telling Stories with MacDonald's Pen and Ink Treasures
When
Thursday, October 12, 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
Paul Aird showcases the art and legacy of Thoreau MacDonald (1901-1989), a foremost Canadian naturalist and artist with a strong connection to the FON (now Ontario Nature).

Son of Group of Seven member J.E.H. MacDonald, Thoreau was Canadian's premier pen and ink nature artist. Paul Aird chose Thoreau's fine, distinctive line drawings to illustrate Loon Laughter, his bestselling book of nature fables. Paul reads some fables coupled with Thoreau's drawings. All ages welcome.

TM-Loon-1951

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Botany on the lower Bruce Peninsula, with Barbara Palmer

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Event
Botany on the lower Bruce Peninsula, with Barbara Palmer
When
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
10:00am - 2:00 PM - All Ages
Where
To Be Determined (map)
Other Info
Botany on the lower Bruce Peninsula - we'll check out some well known botany hotspots, including Petrel Point and the Oliphant Fen.

Limit 12.

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

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Fantastic Pollinators & Where to Find Them

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Tagged Monarch.

Tagged Monarch.

Event
Fantastic Pollinators & Where to Find Them
When
Thursday, September 14, 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
Looking for pollinators? Wondering where the Monarchs have gone?

Join Kerry Jarvis as he shares the plight of the Monarchs and what one community is doing to attract them and other pollinators. Discover how you too can lead the way to finding fantastic pollinators!

BIO:
Kerry Jarvis is a naturalist who enjoys exploring and discovering the natural world. Kerry's curiosity of the natural world began in his youth where he spent countless hours hiking, exploring and camping. "Exploring and photographing our natural world is an exciting way of discovering its many wonders," says Kerry.
Visit Kerry at: www.kerryjarvis.com

Kerry Tagging Monarchs, Sept. 2015

Kerry Tagging Monarchs, Sept. 2015

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Butterflies and Mussels, Two Upcoming July Outings

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

There is still room to register in two upcoming events:

Learn about our fluttery friends on the Butterfly ID Workshop (hosted by Ontario Nature), July 16th, 9am-12am, Kinghurst Forest. Click the link for more details, or head directly to the registration form.

The follow up with some freshwater fun on the Freshwater Mussel Field Trip, July 20, 12pm-3pm, near Hanover. More information through the link, please register in advance with jwdickso@gmail.com.