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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)

 

An exciting new Grant Program has been initiated by Lambton Wildlife Inc. to support the conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County.

Lambton Wildlife Inc. is inviting community groups and organizations, schools, Conservation Authorities, and Indigenous groups to submit applications for funds to support environmental initiatives in Lambton County.

Any project that enhances the ecological value of property in Lambton County will be considered. Projects must take place within Lambton County and use only native plants.

A total of $10,000 is available for 2019 with awards ranging from $500 to $5000. Applications are due by April 15 with successful applicants being notified by May 1, 2019. 

For additional information, and to apply on-line, click the Grants tab on the home page of the Lambton Wildlife website: lambtonwildlife.com

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Pondhawk
Great Spangled Fritillary
Common Buckeye

Another successful Downriver Ducks outing was enjoyed by 25 enthusiastic Lambton Wildlife members. A big thank you to Paul Carter who led the trip and pointed out many interesting waterfowl. The trip started at the Blue Water Bridge where we saw thousands of long-tail ducks, along with many other species of waterfowl. The group then moved on to Guthrie Park where we were able to see Swans, Redhead, Canvasback, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Canada Geese, Common Goldeneye, Mallard, and of course everyone’s favorite Bald Eagles. In total we saw five eagles over the morning and were lucky enough to see two of the eagles interacting! We had two more stops where we enjoyed watching the many waterfowl and then ended in Sombra for lunch. Thanks also to Sean for pointing out a hybrid duck (Redhead x Ring-necked duck).

LWI members gather before heading out

Monday, January 28 is the LWI Annual Member’s Photofest

Four LWI members will be showing off some of their favorite nature photos at our Member’s Photofest Night.  Past events have been a real treat as we all get a chance to view some of the amazing images our members capture during their forays into natural areas.  It’s a natural way to kick off our first indoor meeting of the New Year, so please plan to attend.  Social time begins at 7:00 PM.

Always wanted a LWI t-shirt? Wanted to show your LWI pride?

Well now you can own your LWI swag, you’ve just to pay for it!

With the help of Cheryl Edwards of My Vinyl Xpressions, you can now order direct.
These are 3 examples of what she can do with our logo. You just pick the item.

She carries more than just t shirts and hats.

T-shirts

Round neck

small-XL….$20

2XL-5XL….$25

*Prices include t shirt & design/logo – left chest

Add $5 for large back design

V-neck small-2XL….$25


Cheryl Edwards
743 Ross Ave., Sarnia ON
N7T 1K3
Email: myvinylxpressions.ce@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/myvinylxpressions
Instagram: myvinylxpressions.ce
Phone: 519-491-7992
Cell: 519-466-1743 (texting available)


Contact Cheryl directly for other items she carries i.e. long sleeves, hoodies, hats, cups etc