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.

The Sarnia Hobbyfest was held on July 17, 2016 at Centennial Park.  The Lambton Wildlife booth was one of about forty on display.

Temperature wise, is was cool to start the day and gradually warmed up to short sleeve weather.  The wind was the biggest issue as strong gusts were coming from Sarnia Bay.  Our canopy was anchored with sand bags, but at times it needed a human anchor to keep it from being relocated several metres east!

The crowd did not appear to be very large, but that could have been due to the large area covered by the displays.  Traffic to the LWI booth was sporadic.  The kids really enjoyed the bird ID game and the Cardinal bookmark handouts. The bird ID game is something that has been in the LWI archives for a time.  It is built on pegboard.  There are a number of pictures of birds pasted to the pegboard and a list of bird names displayed along the left edge.  The game is played by holding one probe on the contact under the bird picture and the other on the contact of the bird name.  Should the contacts on the bird and bird name be electrically connected, the owl’s eyes, at the top of the board, light up and a buzzer sounds.  The kids loved it.

We had a number of discussions about the vintage of the bird game, but we never really came to establish when or who made it.  Does anyone know?

We passed out a number of LWI programs and a number of people appeared to be interested in our programs.  Time will tell if the Hobbyfest will benefit LWI.

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On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, about two hundred people came out on a rainy evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lambton Wildlife Inc. The event featured a screening of the newly premiered film, “Call of the Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”.

lwi-50th-anniversary-celebration-10Roberta Buchanan did a fine job MCing the evening. (more…)

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

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“.

 

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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.

Diana Beresford Kroeger

Join us next Wednesday to celebrate our 50 years of protecting Lambton County’s nature.

 

Free admission, refreshments and lots of door prizes!

 

This is the last of four different naturalized gardens that will be toured, one each Thursday evening of July. Learn about creating a habitat landscape with native plants from the Return the Landscape experts and the gardeners.

Refreshments will be supplied.

This is the third of four different naturalized gardens that will be toured, one each Thursday evening of July. Learn about creating a habitat landscape with native plants from the Return the Landscape experts and the gardeners.

Meet at the parking lot of Baxter Park to tour 3 beach side gardens.

Refreshments will be supplied.

This is the second of four different naturalized gardens that will be toured, one each Thursday evening of July. Learn about creating a habitat landscape with native plants from the Return the Landscape experts and the gardeners.

Refreshments will be supplied.

Spring has arrived and many of our flights of fancy have turned to the skies and the colorful migrants which are slowly making their way north through Sarnia. When many people think of spring birding, journeys to the legendary Long Point and Point Pelee often come to mind. Although these places are brilliant for birding, you do not have to travel so far to see the wonders of spring migration. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the city. Canatara Park is a terrific spot to watch birds. (more…)

An Invitation to Lambton Wildlife members and Sydenham Field Naturalists,

Hello LWI and SFN birders. Enbridge is inviting you to go birding inside the fences at the Sarnia Solar site. The large grassland like fields offer great birding for grassland species. A survey this week included rarities such as Clay-coloured Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel and totalled 43 species.

Join Larry Cornelis on Tuesday, June 28th, 8am – 11am and hopefully we will relocate these rare birds amongst all the other grassland species. Butterflies and dragonflies are abundant too right now. Meet Larry at the Enbridge office (yellow house), 5115 Blackwell side road (across from the old dump) at 8am.

Bring your binoculars and camera!

Be warned there are ticks possible so where long pants and bring bug spray. Bring water to drink too.

Thanks

RTL, Enbridge & Sarnia Solar