Larry Cornelis has extraordinary knowledge of the flora and fauna of Lambton County and beyond. He expertly led a group of nearly 90 people through Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area looking at various tree species, explaining what to look for when identifying trees, and engaging us with many facts about the importance of trees.
A fairly recent popular term that Larry described is Forest Bathing – simply immersing oneself in a forest atmosphere. With as little as 2 hours per week Forest Bathing has been scientifically shown to increase immunity, decrease the risk of cancer and help you to recover from illness faster, decreased risk of heart attack, help with obesity and diabetes, more energy and better sleep, mood- boosting effects, and decreased inflammation.
This two hour walk was enjoyed by all and everyone left understanding the significant role native trees play in providing habitat and food for the incredible biodiversity needed for a healthy ecosystem.
Thank you Larry!
Larry also provided a comprehensive list of books that he recommends for tree identification:
Trees of the Carolinian Forest; Gerry Waldron
The Sibley Guide to Trees; David Allen Sibley
Landscaping With Native Trees; Guy Sternberg & Jim Wilson
The Global Forest; Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Arboretum America; Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Forest Bathing; Dr Qing Li
The Hidden Life of Trees; Peter Wohllenben
Trees in Canada; John Laird Farrar
Young Naturalists (ages 6-11). Parental supervision required.
Take a 350 million year journey through the past at Rock Glen Conservation Area! Along the way, we will take pit stops to imagine what different time periods were like. Be prepared for short hiking and getting feet wet! More info about Rock Glen Conservation Area can be found here: https://www.abca.ca/downloads/Rock_Glen_CA_Brochure_Booklet_2018_Web_RE_1.pdf. Insect repellent and sunscreen recommended. New Vortex binoculars for free sign-out are available for use during the outing thanks to a partnership between Vortex Canada, Nova Chemicals, and LWI!
This is the perfect place for a picnic after the event!
RSVP by emailing email@example.com the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending.
Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
Camping and birding at its best. We have great fun camping and exploring all the island’s birding hotspots.
Learn more by reading Richard Wilson’s review of the 2016 trip or contact Richard Wilson for more details.
Book your ferry ride early and sign up soon. Limited camping spots available.
Contact: Dick Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17th—Slimes and Scales Moore Habitat Management Area 1pm-3pm
Ssss! – slimy, scaly, secretive and species at risk! We have a diversity of reptiles and amphibians here but some can be hard to find. Learn some tips and tricks on how to find them and how to use your cell phone to be a part of science.
Where to Meet
Moore Habitat Management Area.
What to bring –
- sunblock and insect repellent (wash hands thoroughly after application for the sake of our amphibians)
- reptile/amphibian field guide
- Ontario Nature – Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORRA) App (free – optional)
- pen / pencil & notepad
Join us for our 3 Wednesday walks in Canatara Park.
View resident and migrant birds.
Each spring, migrant birds move through Canatara Park on their way to their nesting grounds. Walk with an expert birder to view resident and migrant birds.
The walk leader is Eric Marcum (519-332-6122). Eric is a long time birder with experience in the NE United States, northern Canada and many hours in and around Sarnia. Eric’s experience in hearing and identifying bird songs adds to the experience.
There are three walks scheduled starting on May 3 and continuing May 10 and May 17, 2017. Start time at 6:00 PM.
The walk, beginning at the main entrance to Tarzan Land (south-west corner of Christina St and Cathcart Blvd), is an easy one over flat chip covered paths and sidewalks.
The walk is open to everyone without charge. Binoculars are most useful. Photo opportunities exist throughout the tour.
See the Tourism Sarnia-Lambton web-site www.tourismsarnialambton.com/listing for more information about Canatara Park.
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…)
On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at the Sarnia Library Theatre, come help Lambton Wildlife celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a screening of the new documentary, “Call of the Forest“.
This film examines some of the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere and shows how important they are in protecting, nourishing and maintaining our planet for all the living creatures that depend on them. Experts discuss the science of trees, reforestation, the impact climate change is having on the world’s forests and what we all can do to make an impact that will change the world.
Climate change is happening. What can we do about it? It will start with a shovel and an acorn, but we might just change the world.
Join us next Wednesday to celebrate our 50 years of protecting Lambton County’s nature.
Free admission, refreshments and lots of door prizes!
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!
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.
Join Justin Nicol as he takes you on a guided tour of Rock Glen this Sunday. Learn to identify trees and other plants during this fall afternoon walk.
Rock Glen Conservation Area is located in Arkona and offers scenic, historic and geologic diversity. While you are there, check out the fossils, mussels, birds and other artifacts at the Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre.
Admission is $4.00 per person and you can come early and stay late.
Bring your camera and binoculars.
We hope to see you there!