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OSFN Bird Hike, May 20,2012

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Thirteen members of OSFN were on a bird  hike today led by Alfred Raab.  Alfred led us in a morning hike that netted 73 species of birds.  Among the notable birds seen were Red-headed Woodpecker, Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Black Tern, Green Heron, Marsh Wren and Rough Grouse.  We had three species of  vireos, 4 species of flycatchers and good assortment of warblers.  A good variety of birds and a great summer-like day to enjoy this nature experience..

Thank you Albert for your expertise and providing a fun filled morning for all of us.

If you wish to have a list of the birds seen on today’s hike, please send your request to  birding@owensoundfieldnaturalists.ca. and a list of birds will be emailed to you.

Viewing the Late Winter NIght Sky

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Event
Viewing the Late Winter NIght Sky
When
Saturday, March 24, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bluewater Astronomical Society Observatory (map)
Other Info
Join John Hlynialuk and the Bluewater Astronomical Society at its new observatory for a stargazing session with members of the BAS and their telescopes. Three planets are in the sky this evening: Mars, Jupiter and Venus, and many bright stars of the winter constellation are still visible. If the skies are cloudy, an indoor tour of the facility will be held.

Meet to car pool at Tim Horton's on the south side the Sunset Strip in Owen Sound at 7:00 PM

Register with Andy Koshan: 519-534-0426 or akoshan@yahoo.ca

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Ski Colpoy’s Bay Ski Trail with Harriet Nixon

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Event
Ski Colpoy's Bay Ski Trail with Harriet Nixon
When
Saturday, January 14, 2012
10:00am - All Ages
Where
(map)
Other Info
Enjoy the track set trails maintained by the Bruce Ski Club. Trail fee applies. Meet at Tim Horton's in Wiarton at 10:00 AM.

Register with Harriet Nixon: 519-534-0426 or harrietnixon@bmts.com

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Waterfowl, Around the Bay Hike

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Event
Waterfowl, Around the Bay Hike
When
Sunday, November 13, 2011
10:00am - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound Area (map)
Other Info
Join Fred Jazvac for this annual waterfowl tour around Owen Sound Bay. With winter approaching, waterfowl are on the move. You can expect to see loons, grebes, scoters and flotillas of diving ducks.

Meet at the Harry Lumley Bayshore south parking lot at 10:00 AM. Dress warmly for a waterfront environment. Bring lunch and drinks.

Contact Fred Jazvac to register: 519-797-3332 or email jazvacfb@bmts.com

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Hudsonian Godwit in West Perth Wetlands

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The Bruce Birding Club travelled to the West Perth Wetlands in Mitchell .  The wetlands are know as an exceptional area for shorebirds.   | Read the full article ››

Native Fish Restoration in the Great Lakes with Arunas Liskauskas

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Event
Native Fish Restoration in the Great Lakes with Arunas Liskauskas
When
Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
The Great Lakes support a diversity of fish species, many of which have declined in abundance due to human activities. Efforts are being made to rehabilitate Lake Sturgeon, walleye, Atlantic Salmon, and American Eel, but significant challenges remain. Our speaker, Arunas Liskauskas, has worked as a fisheries biologist with MNR since 1993.

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What’s Happening To Our Honeybees with Paul Kelly

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Event
What's Happening To Our Honeybees with Paul Kelly
When
Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
Since 2006, honeybee colonies have been dying off at unprecedented rates. These losses have occurred in many countries in the world. Professor Paul Kelly of the University of Guelph will discuss what is and what isn't know about these losses, why bees are important to humans and wildlife, and what is being done to ensure their survival.

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Birds and Mammals of Kenya with Marg Gaviller

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Event
Birds and Mammals of Kenya with Marg Gaviller
When
Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
Join Marg Gaviller on her safari to Samburu National Park and the Masai Mara in Kenya. Marg took lots of photos of birds and mammals of these areas including baby animals with their parents. This program will appeal to anyone including young naturalists who dream of going on safaris.

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Member’s Night hosted by Jim Ansell

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Event
Member's Night hosted by Jim Ansell
When
Thursday, December 8, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
A potpourri of OSFN members' slides, displays, art collections and compositions focussing on the natural world. A limit of 10 sides and 10 minutes of presentation time is applied

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Continental Drift with Doug Cunningham

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Event
Continental Drift
When
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library (map)
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Other Info
In geology, the single most unifying concept is plate tectonics. Doug Cunningham will lead us through the development of the theory, from Alfred Wegener in 1912 to Canadian physicist Tuzo Wilson in the 1960's. Plate tectonics causes earthquakes and volcanoes. Doug will take us to Turkey, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands and Chile - all places where plate tectonics can be observed.

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