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Lambton Wildlife Inc. is pleased to announce that we are re-opening both the Mandaumin
Woods Nature Reserve and the Karner Blue Sanctuary for hiking. With many parks reopening
we feel it’s appropriate to open our trails too. Please continue to observe physical distancing
guidelines when visiting LWI trails and follow the signs for direction of travel so that you do not
have to step off the trail to pass oncoming hikers.

The uncertainty caused by the CONVID-19 crisis, and concern for the health and welfare of our members and the community at large, all Lambton Wildlife indoor and outdoor events are presently cancelled. When social distancing recommendations are lifted, LWI will reassess the situation and will notify members when normal programs resume.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe.

Brandy Fenwick

Lambton Wildlife President

The Lambton Wildlife banquet, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been regretfully cancelled due to the present situation of the COVID 19. Hopefully, you understand the situation that we’re faced with and the safety of our members and those that host the banquet is first in our minds. Many thanks to those who supported us and purchased tickets early or donated items to the silent auction. We ask you for patience and understanding.

Ticket costs will be refunded as soon as possible once the situation stabilizes. You also have an option to move the monies paid towards the 2021 banquet. Please call or email Lori Clancy (lclancy@sympatico.ca or 519-862-5198) to express your wishes and arrange for a refund when society normalizes, once we are all out of social distancing and isolation.

For those who donated items for the silent auction, items can be returned to your doorstep or donated to the Sydenham Field-Naturalist Banquet in the fall. Cindy Seward will call you to make arrangements.

We hope you are all well in this very unique situation.

Brandy Fenwick

Lambton Wildlife President

 

Lambton Wildlife’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching April 18 at Camlachie United Church. The business meeting will begin at 4:30, silent auction at 5, a delicious dinner at 6 and then a wonderful presentation about Churchill Manitoba’s famous polar bears!

Tickets will be on sale at the February and March’s indoor meeting for $25 for adults and $9 for children. You can also get your tickets by calling Lori Clancy at (519) 312-9216.

We are asking for donations for our silent auction and door prizes. Please bring items that are new, nature-related, or consumable to one of our indoor meetings or contact Cindy Seward (519)-331-9512 or Brandy Fenwick (519)-330-4193.

Featuring the Teenage Tree Program, a Native Tree Sale and HUB Open House!
Teens and Trees Helping to Reforest Sarnia-Lambton

 

When: Saturday October 19, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: At Rebound’s THE HUB – St. Luke’s United Church – 350 Indian Road South, Sarnia

The HUB will be hosting a native tree sale in support of youth mental wellness. Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig (Aamjiwnaang First Nations’ native plant greenhouse), the HUB and the Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron have joined forces to grow a diverse selection of locally sourced native trees.

Together, the above organizations are starting a Teenage Tree Program for youth to collect seeds, care and grow tree saplings for fundraising. Through this eco-fundraiser, local youth will have an opportunity to re-connect with nature while promoting the re-forestation of our community.

We live in the most “tree rich” region of Canada. We have over 70 species in our local Carolinian zone ecosystem. https://caroliniancanada.ca/legacy/FactSheets_CCUniqueness.htm.

Reforestation is considered to be one of the top 10 most effective strategies to address climate change. Not only is carbon sequestered but biodiversity is protected.

Trees for sale at this event will be Carolinian species with information tables and presentations on the value of native trees. People can either purchase native tree saplings for their yard and/or sponsor trees for a community park planting day on Sunday, November 2nd.

Join us for a tour of the HUB, a safe space with support services for youth ages 16 to 24. The HUB is operated by Sarnia-Lambton Rebound with at least 31 community agencies collaborating to co-create youth services and programs. The HUB will be open for a tour as well as the tree sales. Proceeds from the sale will be invested in the HUB, the native plant greenhouse and local reforestation efforts.

In addition, people can learn more about the Teenage Tree Program as we continue developing this eco-fundraiser for Sarnia-Lambton.
A barbeque and refreshments will be offered.

For more information contact Returnthelandscape@gmail.com or 519 464-6544.

 

Sydenham River Nature Reserve Tree Planting

On October 5, twenty enthusiastic naturalist from Lambton Wildlife Inc. (LWI) and Sydenham Field Naturalists (SFN) planted more than a thousand tree seeds, as another step toward restoring Sydenham River Nature Reserve (SRNR) to its natural state.  Oak, Hickory, Beech, Ironwood, along with other tree species were planted; all from seeds that were gathered from SRNR. The purchase of this property, by Ontario Nature, was made possible by the generous donations from both LWI and SFN.  Both LWI and SFN continue to support SRNR by being stewards of the property, and with on-going donations towards its restoration.

 

An afternoon get together for the LWI board members took place at Canatara Park recently and there was a lot of delicious food and good conversation. The weather stopped any hopes of an afternoon walk through the park but there was plenty of things to talk about and interesting food to enjoy.

If you are interested in joining the Board or have any questions, feel free to PM us!

Some quick details:
🐢Terms are 3 years in length and start in May
🐢We meet once monthly on a weekday evening with meetings lasting typically 2 hours
🐢There are 5 spots available each year (with 15 members total so there’s lots of support from experienced board members to anyone new)
🐢 You do not need to be a subject matter expert to be a Board Member as the role is more administrative.
🐢 But mostly… it’s just a great way to meet other members, share your ideas, and contribute to our great Club

Here are some pictures of your board members enjoying themselves before the new year starts.

See you in September!

Point Pelee National Park is an amazing park filled with natural wonders. There is a large diversity of habitats, from the sheltered canopy of the southern Carolinian forest to the expansive sea of cattails in the marsh. In autumn, songbird migration is in full swing, while dragonflies and Monarch butterflies drift by.

For further information visit the Lambton Wildlife Website: http://lambtonwildlife.com/blog/point-pelee-national-park-camping-trip-2017/

Please Contact Roberta Buchanan (roberta.buchanan@icloud.com)

Date:  September 4-7, 2019

Place:  Point Pelee National Park

Time: Anytime Wednesday through Saturday – When you arrive at the front gate let them know that you are with the Lambton Wildlife Group

 

Cost:  Group camping to be determined by the number of people in attendance.  There are no OTentiks available for the Friday night but for Wednesday and Thursday they are available and the cost if $90/night.

 

What to Bring:  Camping gear, bicycles, canoe (if you have one – rentals are available)

THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED

Come and join Anne Goulden and Sean Jenniskens at Hillman Marsh Saturday, April 20, 2019. Come out and explore this unique shorebird habitat with two expert leaders.  The Hillman Marsh area offers an opportunity to see everything from amphibians to warblers.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Lambton Mall parking lot near the Canadian Tire or at 10 a.m. at Hillman Marsh.  Please contact Anne Goulden at: a.goulden@lambtonwildlife.com if you are interested in attending.

Canada Goose

Lesser Yellowlegs

Volunteers Needed!

Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve Volunteer Day – Tuesday, April 16

Lambton Wildlife Inc. needs your help!

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 9:30 -11:30 A.M.  (weather permitting)

Where: Mandaumin Woods Nature Reserve (located on Mandaumin Road just south of the village of Mandaumin – parking is on the West side of the road

What: Clear trails, pick up garbage, remove rotting lumber, place stepping logs, lining trails

Needed: Everyone must wear eye protection, work gloves, and closed-toed shoes (appropriate for wet conditions)

Provided: work gloves and safety glasses (if you don’t have your own), Loppers, nail pullers

Contact: Roberta Buchanan (roberta.buchanan@icloud.com or 519 864 1475)