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While people in Sarnia were taking cover from a deluge, Young Nats were enjoying the balmy weather and NO rain at the Moore Habitat Management Area.

Mike Kent went over the safety rules first and talked to us about ticks, how to protect ourselves and how to remove them if we found one. He also went over the importance of tick checks during and after our walk.

Mike also told us about the free Ontario Nature phone App The Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas App available on both Google Play and iTunes. It also lets you report sightings, like the Blue-Spotted Salamander we saw!

 

We also saw a HUGE wolf spider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebony jewelwing damselfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the Young Nats even let Mike put one on her nose before it flew away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another lucky boy got to learn how to safely hold one.

We also saw centipedes, millipedes, potato bugs, lightning bugs, clubtail dragonfly and even a small crayfish.

 

What a fun day…can’t wait to see what we are doing next!

Hint…. July 8th– What’s all the Buzz About?

Young Naturalists

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.
Bickford Line, Wilkesport. East of Kimball Sideroad.

What to bring –

  • water
  • sunblock and insect repellent (wash hands thoroughly after application for the sake of our amphibians)
  • hat
  • reptile/amphibian field guide
  • Ontario Nature – Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORRA) App (free – optional)
  • pen/pencil & notepad

Young Naturalists

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 –

  • water
  • sunblock and insect repellent (wash hands thoroughly after application for the sake of our amphibians)
  • hat
  • reptile/amphibian field guide
  • Ontario Nature – Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORRA) App (free – optional)
  • pen / pencil & notepad
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Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (LWI) has been protecting nature for over 50 years by bringing those with a love of nature together to work towards common goals in conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. Through a range of programs and events we aim to foster an environment that encourages appreciating, learning, and teaching about the natural environment.  In order to continue the voice and values of LWI, we must reach out to our younger generation to provide them with positive experiences in nature.


Why Connect Kids with Nature?

Nature deficit disorder may be a coined phrase but the symptoms are real.  Today children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago with much of this time now devoted to viewing digital media. Time spent playing outside is correlated with increased physical activity, mental creativity, decreased aggression and better concentration in children. Recent research has also shown that children who play outside are more likely to protect nature as adults. The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in “wild nature activities” before the age of 11. This is where we come in. (more…)