The business meeting and general elections are at 4:30 pm. The bucket draw opens at 5:00pm.

If people wish to bring items to donate to the bucket draw, they can bring them to the dinner. Bucket draw items can be nature related or something in nearly new condition. Popular past items are books, re-gifted items and sometimes experiences (such as dessert and a travel talk).

The banquet dinner will start at 6:00 pm. We will have chicken breast this year and dessert is homemade pie.

A meritorious service award will be presented after dinner. The bucket draw winners are also determined after dinner.

After a break, the members will hear short snapshots of historical LWI initiatives from five past presidents. Elizabeth Tasker will share the founding of Mandaumin Woods and Fernand Noel will explain the history of the Ausable Trail. Brenda Kulon will outline the challenges of creating the Karner Blue Butterfly Sanctuary. Janet Bremner will explain the club branding and Larry Cornelis will finish with the newest collaborative project – the Sydenham Nature Reserve.

See you there!

Location:

Camlachie United Church
6784 Camlachie Rd, Camlachie, ON N0N 1E0

 

This monthly presentation begins with a social gathering starting at 7pm. Come and get to know other Lambton Wildlife members and enjoy some refreshments.

Our speaker tonight is one of our own, Justin Nicol. Justin is a board member of Lambton Wildlife, the owner of Nature’s Way Nurseries and a local horticulturalist who loves trees.

During this presentation you will have the opportunity to learn about our cities’ and towns’ hardest working entities, trees, yes that right! This presentation will cover the benefits that trees in towns and cities have, as well as the challenges they face day to day. We will also address how we can help them thrive through recognizing some basic visual signs, and go over what trees can benefit from – from the time of planting, to a mature beautiful specimen tree in our urban areas. Hope to see you there!!

Join us for an evening of photography as members present some interesting shots and tell us the stories behind them.

Don’t forget to come out at 7pm for a short social gathering and refreshments before the evening presentation begins!

Carl Pascoe and Rachel Powless recently spoke as our November guest speakers. Carl is a Master Bander and NTARP’s Research Director, while Rachel is a Bird Bander and the President of NTARP (Native Territories Avian Research Project). Below are excerpts from their 2016 Spring Migration Banding report that was written and sent to the City of Sarnia Parks Department and Lambton Wildlife Inc.

Profound thanks to the City of Sarnia Parks Department, Lambton Wildlife Inc., especially Larry Cornelis for the opportunity to band birds at Canatara Park. Our success could not have been accomplished without the outpouring of Lambton Wildlife volunteers. Every day volunteers were at the ready from set-up to tear-down. Four-thirty in the morning comes early and the cold, wind and rain did not deter our group. It took very little time after our nets were down to become in sync. We very much appreciated both the inimitable assistance and comradery of our fellow birders.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

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At Indoor Meetings, starting about 7:00 p.m., Lambton Wildlife has decided to begin each indoor meeting with a social time to give people the chance to visit with friends and to say hello to fellow Lambton Wildlife members.

To make your time even more pleasurable, cookies and juice will also be served for your enjoyment.  This is a great chance to talk with old friends, to make new ones, and to greet new members to the club and make them feel welcome. Come early and meet someone new and talk about nature.

Please come out and enjoy the social time and refreshments before the presentation about “Bird Banding.”

We look forward to seeing you around 7pm.

Felicia Syer Nicol introduced Dr. Jenny McCune of Carlton University. Jenny’s doctoral work at the University of Guelph involved the use of computer models to predict rare plant species occurrences despite such factors as significant landscape fragmentation, unsuitability of habitat, proximity of forest habitat, and distance from the nearest known population. Humans pose the most serious threats through residential and commercial development, recreational activities, pesticide use, etc..

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It’s finally here – Our 50th Anniversary event! And you are all invited to join us tonight, at 7 pm, at the Sarnia Public Library Theatre for a free evening event featuring the newly released nature film ‘Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’.

The entire evening is free to all Lambton Wildlife members and the general public. Come and enjoy this beautiful film and get the chance to win a door prize! Celebratory cake and refreshments will be offered at the end of the evening for all to enjoy.

We hope to see you there! Bring your friends, families and collegues for this special evening.

 

To learn more about the film, please see the trailer below or visit their website: Call of the Forest

Tomorrow night is Lambton Wildlife’s big 50th Anniversary event at the Sarnia Public Library Theatre!!

Come out for 7 pm to help us celebrate 50 years of protecting nature in the Sarnia-Lambton area.

The evening starts out with a few short speeches from prominent Lambton Wildlife members, followed by the screening of the newly recent “Call of the Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” documentary. All guests will be then entered into the door prizes give away, after which everyone is invited to share free cake and refreshments! (more…)

Lambton Wildlife would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to all the businesses and individuals for donating great door prizes for our upcoming 50th Anniversary Event. We know the evening will be a huge success, in part due to your help.

Join us this Wednesday at the Sarnia Public Library for your chance to win one of these wonderful door prizes. Everyone is welcome!

Free admission.
Free screening of the brand new documentary movie “Call of the Forest”.
Free draw for lots of door prizes.
Free refreshments!!

Wednesday, November 2nd at 7pm.

 

Thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations of fantastic door prizes:
Carol Andrew
Bluewater Nutrition
Cash and Carry Feed Bin – Petrolia
Gerry Clements
David’s Tea
D & L Vokes Farms Ltd.
Degroot’s Nurseries
Earth Framed Fine Art Photography
Anny Franz
Guild Chocolates – Petrolia
Lambton Nature Watch
Sharon Leyes
Natures Way Nurseries
Return the Landscape
Cindy Seward
Sipkens Nurseries
The Bookkeeper
Water Bug Health Food Store
Doug Winch
Windover Nurseries

At Indoor Meetings, starting about 7:00 p.m., Lambton Wildlife has inaugurated a social time to give people the chance to visit with friends and to say hello to fellow Lambton Wildlife members.

To make your time even more pleasurable, cookies and juice will also be served for your enjoyment.  This is a great chance to talk with old friends, to make new ones, and to greet new members to the club and make them feel welcome.

Please come out and enjoy the social time and refreshments before Dr. Jenny McCune’s presentation “Rare Woodland Plants of Southern Ontario.”

We look forward to seeing you at social time.

REMEMBER:  This month’s Indoor Meeting will be held Monday, October 24, 2016.