1. Winter Bird Count Date: Saturday, January 14 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Claireville Conservation Area - 8180 Hwy 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A7, Canada Description: The Christmas Bird Count is a fun, family-friendly bird watching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship. Build bird identification skills and contribute to important … Continue Reading ››
By Don Scallen - I’ve spent a lot of time recently at the Georgetown Hospital, visiting my mother who suffered a broken pelvis on December 1st. Looking out the windows of the various rooms she’s occupied, it occurred to me that a strategically placed bird feeder or two could be a pleasant diversion for bed-bound patients. The hospital management heartily endorsed my proposal to install the feeders. I purchased two feeders along with … Continue Reading ››
By Fiona Reid and Don Scallen -
January Food for Feathered Friends!
- Consider adding peanuts or suet for extra fat at this time of year
- A heated bird bath can be very important in midwinter
February Turn down the Heat! Prowl for an Owl!
- Save money and reduce consumption of non-renewable energy supplies by turning down heat at night or when out
- Owls nest really early so now is a good time to go out at dusk and listen for them, or imitate them and see if you … Continue Reading ››
Registration is now being accepted for the Fall Fungi Workshop at the Queen's University Biological Station. It takes place Sept. 30 - Oct 3 and the instructor is Richard Aaron. Learn about edible and medicinal species and see up to 150 species. The workshop is now in its 5th year and is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Register now!