Outdoor Event Questions?
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Beamer Conservation Area Hawkwatch, Grimsby
Stops on the way to Grimsby include Scotch Block reservoir and La Salle Park to see waterfowl and early songbirds. Beamer C.A., at the top of the escarpment in Grimsby, provides a large clearing and two cliff-edge platforms to search the sky for migrating hawks. Walking trails in the surrounding woods show early wildflowers and more songbirds. Bring a lunch, hat, sunscreen, binoculars etc.
Call Ray Blower (519) 853-0171 for starting location and time.
Spring Birding at Thickson Wood,
Lynde Shores Conservation Area and Cranberry Marsh
If I had only one day in the spring to go birding, this is where I would go. These locations provide a wide variety of habitats including mature forest, meadows, swamps, marshes, old fields and Lake Ontario and its shoreline. The result is a diverse collection of bird species, especially during spring migration. Scheduling on the Sunday of the Victoria Day holiday weekend has resulted, so far, in trouble-free driving to and from these Whitby birding hot spots. Bring a lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, etc.
Call Ray Blower (519) 853-0171 for starting location and times.
1) Bogsuckers. (aka Timberdoodles and more prosaically, Woodcocks)
2) Salamanders at Silver Creek.
Both will be evening events, and both will take place in late March or the first half of April.
Definite dates and times will arrive in your inbox if you are subscribed to our Newsletter.
Note: For liability reasons, you must be a fully paid member of the Halton North Peel Naturalist Club, and you must have our registration form completed, to participate in our field outings. Please join!
Monday Night Walks
To be announced
Halton North Peel Naturalist and South Peel Naturalist Clubs
All walks are on Mondays at 7:00pm
For more information, contact Bill McIlveen (519) 853-3948
Don’t miss out on the fun!
We have one or more outings every month throughout the year, guided by the most experienced naturalists in our club. The outings will be fairly casual affairs, meaning… you won’t have a lot of advance notice. We’ll announce the details at each meeting, often along the lines of “hey I’m going out to do/see this next weekend, anyone want to come?”
We’ll follow-up with a club email, and post the details here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
If you can’t make a club meeting, make sure you sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop.
Past Field Trips
- Mar 21 – Winter Tree Identification and Nature Walk
- Mar 14 – Tundra Swans at Long Point
- Feb 16 – Snowy Owls
- Dec 27 – Christmas Bird Count
- Nov 17 – Late Flowering Plants Survey
- Nov 2 – Woody vegetation removal FCPP
- Oct 1 – Nest Box Cleaning at Forks of the Credit
- Sep 29 – Nest Box Cleaning at Scotsdale Farm
- Sep 27 – Duck Identification and Bird Walk at Scotch Block.
- Sep 14 – Mothing and Caterpillars
- Jun 11 – Birdbox Monitoring at Scotsdale Farm
- May 25 – A Pollinator and Biodiversity Workshop
- May 19 – Spring Birding at Thickson Wood, Lynde Shores Conservation Area and Cranberry Marsh
- May 4 – Community Nature Walk and Clean Up
- April 22 – Timberdoodles Scotsdale Farm
- April 13 – Beamer Conservation AreaHawkwatch, Grimsby
- March 16 – Tundra Swans at Long Point
- March 3 – Animal Tracking at Terra Cotta Conservation
- February 23 – Animal Tracking at Terra Cotta Conservation
- January 13 – Winter Trees and Birds in the Hand
- January 6 – Snowy Owls, Snow Buntings and Other Winter Songbirds
- December 27 – Christmas Bird Count
- November 11 – Survey of late blooming plants.
- October 28 – Bird Box Cleaning at Scotsdale Farm
- October 21 – Norway Maple removal at Silver Creek
- October 14 – Bird Box Cleaning at Forks of the Credit
- September 30 – Bird Box Cleaning at Scotsdale Farm
- September 15 – Group Litter Pick Up in Georgetown
- September 8 -Mothing at Fiona Reid’s Niagara Escarpment property
- July 21 – Dragonflies with David D’Entremont
- July 21 – Mothapaooza in Speyside
- June 23/24 – Outing to Carden Alvar
- June 16 – Moths, caterpillars, frogs and other creatures of the night
- May 20 – Spring Birding at Thickson Wood, Lynde Shores Conservation Area and Cranberry Marsh
- May 12 – World Migratory Bird Day
- May 5 – Woodland wildflowers and early-arriving birds
- April 22 – Bird Box Installation at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
- April 21 – Beamer Conservation Area Hawkwatch
- April 20 – Woodcocks at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
- April 13 – Salamanders at Silver Creek Education Centre
- March 17 – Tundra Swans at Long Point
- February 17 – Owls at Claireville Conservation Area
- January 28 – Winter Bird Outing for Snowy Owls