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 Lambton Wildlife for one of their oldest events. The day starts by meeting at Centennial Park parking lot at 9am (most northerly lot). The group will then head south along the St. Clair River in search of open water and the ducks, swans, eagles and falcons that may be found there.

Paul Carter, the day’s leader, will identify and provide you with many opportunities to observe an abundance of mallard ducks, various diving ducks, gulls, and hopefully some eagles and falcons.

Be sure to pack your scope, binoculars and/or camera!

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!

The winter bird survey at the Sarnia Solar site will be held Monday, January 2, 2017.  Meet 9:00 AM at the Sarnia Solar Site located on Churchill Line.  Larry Cornelis will provide instructions and will coordinate the event.  All are invited to participate; dress according to weather conditions.

Bring your binoculars, waterproof boots and something warm to drink!

Contact: Larry Cornelis (519 339-8785; larry.cornelis@gmail.com)

Last chance for submissions! Tomorrow, November 15th, is the last day to enter our 2016 Photo Contest.

If you haven’t submitted all of your images, what are you waiting for??

Submit Online

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Submit Here

Join Lambton Wildlife at the Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area to experience nature at night. Take a walk around the park with only the moon as your light while Donica Abbinett helps you learn how to use all of your senses in the nocturnal world around you.

The moon will be 99% full that evening and hopefully it will be clear or only partly cloudy.

Wear appropriate clothes and shoes and the leader of the event has since decided that participants should bring their flashlights!

See you there no later than 7:30pm on Sunday, November 13th.
For more information, please check out the event on our Event Calendar.

November 15th is the last day for submissions into the Lambton Wildlife 2016 Photo Contest. If you haven’t submitted an image in each category, you still have time!
There are 4 categories: Flora, Fauna, Landscapes and Youth Excellence.
You can submit 1 image per category, but only 1.
Images should showcase Lambton County.
All photos must have been captured within the last two years.
Upload your images via the online contest page or via the submissions page.
Don’t wait, get yours in now!

Dr. Jenny McCune is a plant ecologist interested in the long-term dynamics and conservation of plant communities. She completed her PhD in the department of Botany at the University of British Columbia and has been hunting for rare plants located on private land across southern Ontario.

Join Lambton Wildlife for our monthly social get together followed by our guest speaker.

Joins us at 7pm for refreshments before the evening begins at 7:30pm.

See the calendar of events for more details.

To learn more about her, visit her website.

Have You Successfully Uploaded Your Entries?

All photo contest submissions that were uploaded via the Photo Contest page or the Submit A Picture workaround will be added to an additional gallery so that all participants can show off their work and can confirm that their images were successfully submitted.

Please allow 2-4 days for your images to be added to this gallery.

* If you do not see your image after that time frame, please contact the webmaster.

Go and see if your images is there now!

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Celebrate Lambton Wildlife’s 50th Anniversary by joining us for a screening of the recently released Treespeak Film, Call of the Forest, plus door prizes and, of course, cake!
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Sarnia Public Library Theatre and the festivities begin at 7pm.
See the official trailer below – we’re sure the movie will be beautiful, inspiring and will awaken our souls. Please join us!

 

See the event calendar for more details.

Call of the Forest – Official Trailer from Treespeak Films on Vimeo.

A Message from the Filmmaker

For those of us who have grown up in Canada there seems an endless supply of trees, yet in this country we cut down approximately a billion of them every year. This idea of an endless natural bounty reminds me of a story I heard in elementary school. It was from John Cabot’s diary about the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Cabot wrote that all one had to do to catch fish was to drop a bucket over board and pull it up and there would be fish in it. Now a days that bucket is more likely to not be filled with fish but with used condoms and tampon applicators.

The main figure in this film, biochemist and botanist Diana Beresford Kroeger talks about now seeing within view for the first time, the end of nature. For us in the cities, I suspect we must look with a guided eyeglass to see what is happening in nature, as we have lost the ability for ourselves to know what we are seeing. We are in tune with the rhythm of the cities, with its traffic flows, but not so much with how a river flows.

This idea of sign recognition in nature is key to the understanding the interconnected laws of our natural world beyond our immediate selves; recognition, identification of signs and comprehension of implications of our actions and/or inactions. And for Diana, the tree is our perfect steppingstone back to nature. From the single tree outside your door to a vast forest beyond our view or conception, Diana believes the necessary re-engagement of person and tree is where real understanding of nature can grow from.

This is even more critical as the world’s population is shifting towards urban from rural. And it will be the urban populations that will determine the policies of how the rural agricultural lands and forests will be managed.

Jeff McKay