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A Turtle Talk with Bob Bowles

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Event
A Turtle Talk with Bob Bowles
When
Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
If Turtles Could Talk - Learn about Ontario's Turtles and more, with Robert Bowles - a Turtle's Best Friend. Bob will advise what people can do to help turtles. “They are coming under great pressure now with habitat loss due to development, increased traffic and people who have no regard for these interesting creatures.”

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Resilience – Transforming our Community

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Event
Resilience – Transforming our Community
When
Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
This uplifting film, with Scientist Dr. John Anderson's climate change research and directed by Liz Zetlin, is designed to inspire action, and offers ways to build resilience in ourselves and our community by transforming the way we live.

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MEMBERS’ NIGHT: Brian Robin Coordinating

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Event
MEMBERS’ NIGHT: Brian Robin Coordinating
When
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
A potpourri of OSFN members’ slides, displays, collections, art and compositions focusing on the natural world. A limit of 10 minutes of presentation time preferred.

Register your entry with Brian at robin.brian@gmail.com or 519 363 3204

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The Horses of Sable Island….Plus the journey “back to Newfoundland” w/Marg Gaviller

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Event
The Horses of Sable Island....Plus the journey “back to Newfoundland” w/Marg Gaviller
When
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
The Sable Island horses, originally domestic animals, are now the main occupants of the island. They roam freely in the natural environment, comfortably in the temperate summers but battered by high winds and ferocious storms in the winter, and without human interference. These feral horses are, indeed, a joy to behold.

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Celebrate Earth Week 2020 With Jarmo Jalava and OSFN Aboard the Chi Chimaun

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Event
Celebrate Earth Week 2020 With Jarmo Jalava and OSFN Aboard the Chi Chimaun
When
Saturday, April 18, 2020
2:00pm - All Ages
Where
MS Chi-Cheemaun (map)
1155 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound Harbour
Other Info
Celebrate EARTH WEEK 2020 with renowned ecologist Jarmo Jalava:

Relationships with Nature, as told through slides, stories and song.

Tickets, only $5 each, for this event are now available at these ticket outlets - Ginger Press, OS Farmers' Market and the OSTC office at Springmount.

Tickets were selling briskly at the OSFN Indoor Meeting, December 12. Proceeds will be directed to OSFN Youth Projects.

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Wolves and Coyotes in Ontario: Population Status and Recent Research

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Brent Carrying W80 out of woods after drugging.

Event
Wolves and Coyotes in Ontario: Population Status and Recent Research
When
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
New location for Indoor Meeting of OSFN at 7PM next Thursday January 9, 2020. It is the Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound at 1900 Third Avenue East, in the Bay Room.

Dr. Brent Patterson will update and discuss the status and ecology of wolves and coyotes across the province since he was last here on October 11, 2012 and provide an overview of ongoing and recent research on wolves and coyotes in Ontario.

Topics will include life history, abundance, feeding habits, livestock depredation, and will also include advice on how to avoid conflict with coyotes.

Speaker information -

Brent Patterson | Research Scientist – wolves and deer | Adjunct Professor, Trent University, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program | Wildlife Research & Monitoring Section | Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry| Trent University, DNA Building

Brief Bio: Brent Patterson joined the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a research scientist in 2001 and has been an adjunct professor at Trent University since that time as well. His research focuses on the population dynamics of wolves, coyotes and their prey in temperate and boreal regions. He has published extensively on wolves, coyotes, caribou and moose in Ontario and beyond. Prior to joining the MNRF Brent worked as a biologist for the Government of Nunavut in the central Canadian Arctic where his research focused on caribou, muskox and wolverine. Whether it be for work or for pleasure he enjoys spending as much time as possible in the back country of Algonquin Park.

Brent and small eastern wolf during collaring, summer 2015.


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TC Energy’s proposed Pumped Storage Project

Monday, December 9th, 2019

There will be an Open House planned by TC Energy so that everyone can learn about TC Energy’s proposed Pumped Storage Project. Come out and enjoy some refreshments and a conversation about the project. Everyone is welcome.  Save Georgian Bay will be there early! 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Open House: 6:30 to 9 p.m. (drop-in)
Location: Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre — Auditorium, 151 Collingwood Street, Meaford, ON 

At 6 p.m., TC Energy will provide an overview presentation of its proposed project. Following the presentation, TC Energy representatives will be available to provide information on the project, answer your questions and listen to your feedback.

There will also be information sessions on:
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020    
Location: Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre — Auditorium, 151 Collingwood Street, Meaford, Ont.
and
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020    
Location: Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre — Auditorium, 151 Collingwood Street, Meaford, Ont.

For more information about:
The TCE Pumped Storage Project –
https://www.tcenergy.com/siteassets/pdfs/power/pumped-storage-project/tc-pumped-storage-fact-sheet-sept-2019.pdf
Save Georgian Bay –
https://www.change.org/p/federal-save-georgian-bay-fe02a3a7-9e1f-438d-91a7-258324ae1fdd 
https://www.facebook.com/SavingGeorgianBay/  

Christmas Bird Counts – Grey and Bruce Counties (2019)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Held every year between December 14th and January 5th, the Christmas Bird Count is one of the the largest citizen science projects.

If you would like to join one of the counts in Grey or Bruce counties, the contact information and dates of the 2019 counts are listed below. If you are outside the area, or would like more general information about the project, head to the Bird Studies Canada Website.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS IN GREY AND BRUCE – 2018
LOCATION COMPILER DATE EMAIL
Owen Sound Erik Van Den Kieboom Dec. 14, Sat. erikkieboom@outlook.com
Hanover-Walkerton Gerard McNaughton Dec. 14, Sat. gmcnaughton@wightman.ca
Wiarton Jarmo Jalava Dec. 15, Sun. jvjalava@gmail.com
Kincardine James Turland Dec. 18, Wed. jaturland@gmail.com
Tobermory Tricia Robins or

Michael Butler

Dec. 18, Wed. tricia.robins@canada.ca or thomas.ormond@gmail.com
Meaford Lynne Richardson Dec. 28, Sat. lynnerichardson@rogers.com
Cape Chin Andrew Keaveney Dec. 28, Sat. uofgtwitcher@msn.com
Pike Bay Andrew Keaveney Dec. 29, Sun. uofgtwitcher@msn.com
Saugeen Shores Kiah Jasper Jan. 2, Thur. kiahjasper@gmail.com

The Hospital BIG Fall Dig (NWN)

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Event
The Hospital BIG Fall Dig (NWN)
When
Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00am
-
11:00 AM
-
All Ages
Where
No Map Yet (map)
Owen Sound
Other Info
Don't miss...
The Hospital BIG Fall Dig with NeighbourWoods North
Plant ... Mulch ... Wrap

Plant newly donated trees before the ground freezes. Young trees need to be protected from voles, rabbits, and other small critters by wrapping. Fall mulching helps to protect the young trees from weather extremes.

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 9 to 11 am
Location: Owen Sound Hospital

Forest of Hope & Healing
Parking is free ... Coffee Available
Bring/wear gloves
Bring a wheelbarrow if you can.
All other equipment provided.

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Connecting the Dots In Geology w/Dan Ostler

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Event
Connecting the Dots In Geology w/Dan Ostler
When
Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:00pm
-
All Ages
Where
Bayshore Community Centre (map)
1900 3rd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Other Info
***NEW SPEAKER***
We regret to inform you that Peter Middleton (our scheduled speaker for this evening's Indoor Meeting of OSFN) has come down with a nasty case of the flu and will need to take some time to recover. He also regrets being unable to present to you this evening, but has offered a bonus session for the club, to be scheduled when he has recovered.

In the meantime OSFN Club Member Dan Ostler has kindly agreed, on very short notice, to be our speaker this evening. You may remember that Dan filled in so admirably with a climate change talk two years ago. His talk was of the highest quality and members requested an encore! He has also received recognition as a favourite lecturer on International Cruise Ships.

The topic tonight will spring from this tagline -

“Prompted by the recent volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand”

***NEW VENUE***
We have been gradually outgrowing the facility at the Owen Sound Library and invite you to join us on December 12, 2019 in the Bay Room at the BAYSHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2M6.

The Hospitality Team is going to take a holiday and will not be serving coffee or tea. You are welcome to bring your own GO mug with coffee or tea. This month, there will be none provided by the Club.

We call it a garden. They can call it home.

Peter Middleton's talk focuses on the role gardens play as habitat for birds, in a time when bird populations face ever mounting challenges to their survival. Essential elements of habitat will be considered and how they can be achieved through planning. “The elements will be illustrated using our garden as a model. The place of birds in the planet’s biological diversity is a constant sub-theme.”

Please Note:
Peter is retiring from the lecture/leader circuit. Make sure you attend, and bring your friends, for this presentation. Peter's presentation style and extensive knowledge will be missed. Let him know that by your presence; consider taking the time at this busy time of year to give him the gift of your presence.

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