When I attended my first meeting at our club in November 1991, I would never have guessed that I would be so involved in such a short time. By the end of December I had gone with Bill McIlveen on a day trip to the Niagara River and been involved with the club's first Christmas Bird Count which Bill had organized.
It was probably years before I had as many … Continue Reading ››
Covering 772,300 hectares, and established in 1893, Algonquin Park is perhaps Ontario's most stunning wildlife refuge.
So awe inspiring and so amazing is the atmosphere that this treasure can leave you speechless. In fact, this place is even capable of silencing our own Vice-President Ian Jarvie.
Upon his return from a recent trip, virtually speechless, our Vice-President simply said "Here, pictures". Therefore, here are a few of his photographs to speak for themselves.
January 26, 2017
Sedgewick Park, Oakville
Suncor Woods, Oakville
Woodlawn Cemetery, Burlington
LaSalle Marina, Burlington
Don Scallen, Archie Tannock, Fiona Reid, Tanya Pico, Yves Scholten, Alexis Buset, Gary Hall and Ian Jarvie
The weather for this year’s outing, while it was not cold for this time of year, was drizzly and damp, with mist and fog, quite thick in places. Despite that, we had a very productive day, with some particularly notable sightings.
The first stop was at Sedgwick Park where we saw the resident Yellow-rumped Warblers … Continue Reading ››
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of the University of Victoria is conducting a web-based survey on the opinions of drivers on a wildlife hazard warning system that was developed at the university.
The system was developed to give drivers more information about wildlife hazards on roads and highways. The system is designed to let drivers know how wildlife hazards change from place to place, during different times of the year on roads and highways.
The survey is an anonymous survey so no … Continue Reading ››
Now in its 7th year, Fabulous Fall Fungi has grown steadily, from a single workshop each year to offering four sessions this year. These workshops introduce participants to the impressive diversity of mushrooms and other fungi growing in Southern Ontario. Typically, 130-160 species are identified in each 3-day workshop, including species not seen in previous years. It is possible that 200 (or more) species will be seen in this year's first-ever 5-day workshop. In all, nearly 400 species have been … Continue Reading ››
Submission to the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review
Environmental Registry #012-3256
The Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club is a local membership group of Ontario Nature. Our membership consists of residents from Halton Hills, Brampton and other communities in Halton and Peel Regions.
We are strongly in favour of maintaining the current legislation protecting the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Niagara Escarpment and the Greenbelt. An initiative to expand the Greenbelt would also be supported by our group.
The Halton/North Peel Naturalist … Continue Reading ››
At Tuesday’s meeting I forgot two important items:
a) a formal thank you to John Beaudette for taking over the club website. This important feature of our club remains in good hands after being turned over to John by Sandy Gillians. Another emphatic thank you to Sandy and John.
b) We are, however, still in need of someone to take on the newsletter. Fiona will pull it together for March if necessary, but I really hope someone will step forward before then. … Continue Reading ››
Did you know that snapping turles can live 100 years? Researchers with the Algonquin Turtle Project recently tracked Cujo, who was tagged in 1976 and has grown only 1cm in the intervening 38 years.
The Algonquin Wildlife Research Station has posted this and other interesting updates
on their work at Algonquin Park. And while you're there, please consider supporting their fundraising effort to keep the research station open.
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